Friday 6 June 2014

English Bulletin - Pentecost Sunday

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

Pentecost Sunday – Jun 8, 2014


Stewardship Awareness Sunday  Today, the Archbishop invites us to rejoice in our collective gifts and affirm all those who use their time, talent and treasure to build up the Kingdom of God in our faith communities.  It’s a proper time to focus on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and how our lives are changed every time we say “YES” in service to others.  May Pentecost be a blessing to each of you and all those in your care.


Pro-Life Sunday   Jun 15 (next Sunday) a second collection will be taken to help all Lower Mainland pro-life organizations to fund various initiatives such as aiding crisis pregnancy centre to assisting anti-euthanasia groups and university groups that bring about a Culture of Life in our world.  Please give generously.


“Wills, Powers of Attorney and Representation Agreements” What are they?  What they do? and What happens without them?  Our Knights of Columbus will host a free talk by Joe Peschisolido and his associates on Jun 21 (Sat) 10:00 am.  Interested please contact Michael Wong at 778-834-3333 or Dominic Eng at 604-271-1447.


U-Camp!       Attention parents!  Preparing for university starts from elementary school!  A summer faith-based “Soft Skill” camp, conducted by Patrick Chun Jr., UBC Broad-Based Admission Reader and Kitty Wong, etiquette teacher, will train your children from Grade 2 - 11 how to succeed in life with better appearance, manners and communication skills, which ultimately will help them getting into their favourite university.  Coming this July.  Please enquire at Info Counter or refer to notice board. 


T3 Thy Kingdom Come   Youth Faith Formation Program (YFFP) is accepting registrations for 2014-15.  Forms are available at the Info Counter.  Last day of early bird registration is Jul 31.  Class will start on Sep 17.


Project  Advance

“Live Gratefully, Give Generously”

*         Parish goal: $168,000, of which $44,000 goes to Archdiocese and $124,000 for parish debt. Up-to-date pledge: $114,191, balance $53,809.


*         Suggestion: each family $432 or $36/month. Please pledge at the booths; take a pamphlet home; or go online Thank you.


Congratulations to our First Holy Communicants

Aiden Soliven          Candice Pereyras    Emma Samson       Gino Ezpeleta          Isaac Ruvalcaba      Jacob Balce           Jaden Leung

Keira Craig            Moses Cheung        Rene Saguin           Timothy Wan           Tyler Girvin             Xena Gutierrez        Xenia Gutierrez

Hannah Balce         Trinity Freiberg        Mark Ave                Gloria Yang             Sarah Li                  Cedric Yasay           Rachel Yang

Dalton Lambert       Andrew Balce         

Congratulations to our Newly Confirmed

Adrian Wu               Alexandra Lau-Vargas       Alison Azote  Angela Man            Caitlin Ylo     Charles Van            Claudia Shay

Eduardo Garcia       Franklin Ruvalcaba            Jamie Ello     Jasper Gumboc          Jerrin Chu     Leanne Mok            Marek Chu

Michelle Cheung      Norika Audrey So              Phoebe Lee  Rachel Yumol          Ryan Chong  Terence Cheung     Yolanda Chan


Health Tune-Up Day - June 14 (this Sat)  Organized by Fr. Josef Eugster New Foot Reflexology Volunteer Group and PCA.  Foot reflexology services will be provided.  Please register before Jun 10 (this Tue) at the Parish Office.


Landscape Summer Job   Please contact Fr. Paul.


Catholic Voices

Jun 9 (Mon) 7:30 pm - Jack Valero, co-founder of Catholic Voices will describe the unique approach to the New Apologetics since 2010, while Dr. Austen Ivereigh, will give a preview of his recent book, The Great Reformer at  Glenwood Study Centre, 4050 Osler St., Van.

Jun 10 (Tue) 7:00-9:00 pm.  Dr. Austen Ivereigh will speak on “Catholic Social Teaching, Pope Francis and The Call to Action” at St. Mary Parish School, Van. 


Morning of Recollection at Madonna House  A praying and reflection on “The Holy Trinity: A Community of Love” at St. John the Apostle Parish Hall on Jun 21 (Sat) 9:30 am to noon.  Bring your Bible and Rosaries... and a friend.  Call 604-267-1757 or email


A Gift of Love: Introduction to Christian Meditation      To experience the fullness of being, that is God’s life in us and among us.  Presented by World Community for Christian Meditation-Canada on Jun 21 (Sat) 10 am - 4 pm at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre.  Register, call 604-576-8802 or visit


Vocations Live-In   for boys and young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life at the Seminary of Christ the King, Mission on Jul 4-6 (Fri-Sun),  Info call 604-826-8715.

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