Friday 25 July 2014

English Bulletin - 17th Ordinary

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 27, 2014


Year of Hope

When there are bumps on the road of life, let's put our trust and hope on Jesus so that He will give us the strength and the courage and faith to continue our journey.

          Our hope and faith is built on nothing less than Jesus - his love and mercy and righteousness. Let's stay more closer to Jesus.             

          “The Lord is all I have, and so I put my hope in him. The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in him.”                  (Lamentations 3:24-25)



H - hold on to God

O - offer your concerns to Him

P - pray with all your heart

E- expect, believe and hope in His promises.

                                          (Canadian Martyrs Prayer Group)


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament    Aug 1 (Fri).  Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 9:00 am to 7:45 pm. Vocations hour at 6:00 p.m., Benediction at 7:45 p.m. followed by Mass in Cantonese at 8:00 p.m.  Please sign up at the Info Counter.


U-Camp!   A summer faith-based “soft skill” camp, conducted by Patrick Chun Jr., UBC Broad-Based Admission Reader and Kitty Wong, etiquette teacher will start this Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enroll now!


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults  Catechetical program designed for those: (1) unbaptized persons, (2) baptized Christians of other denominations, and (3) Catholics with little formal study of the Faith.  We welcome all of you to our next session starting Sep 11 at 7:00 p.m. every Thursday.


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.


Summer Sale         will be held on Aug 23 (Sat).  Donation of new items is welcome.  Rental table are available at $25.


Congratulations to our Newly Weds

Andrew Tsui & Jenny Kan


Join us in South Arm Park to have fun on Aug 4 (Mon, BC Day) from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bring your lunch, chairs and outdoor games.  Please enter the park through the entrance east of Garden City Road.  See you there!


Project Advance

Parish goal: $168,000 of which $44,000 goes to Archdiocese and $124,000 for parish debt.  Up-to-date pledge: $142,756, balance $25,244.  Suggest each family $432 or $36/month.  Please pledge at the office or go online


Parish Community Activities        

Evening Tai Chi every Monday  at 6 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. and morning Tai Chi every Tue at 9:30 - 10:30 am.

Western Canada Chinese Catholic Living Camp (WCCCLC)            will be held on Aug 29 to Sep 1 (Fri-Mon). Welcome Chinese young adults age 17-35 to join us for a weekend of growing in faith! This year's theme is 'Here I am, Lord' focusing on intentional discipleship. Our speaker is Father Francis Ching, an inspiring man who has shown us the importance of following Christ in our daily lives. Please visit or contact us at


A Twilight Retreat Series    Join us for three Ignatian Twilight Retreats with Fr. Richard Soo, SJ, a Canadian Jesuit priest of the Byzantine Catholic Church.  $25 includes light snack ($30 includes light dinner at 5:30pm). Register before Aug. 4 for $70 ($85 including all three dinners). (1) “How Was Your Day?” Aug 13. (2) “Where Have You Been All My Life?” Aug 20. (3) “Your Rod and Your Staff: Comfort in the Valley of the Shadow” Aug 27. Three Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre, Surrey, or call 604-576-8802.


Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage  This Annual Marian Pilgrimage to Mission will be held on Aug 16 (Sat) 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Mission Heritage Park (7494 Mary Street, Mission).  Confession begins at 10:00 a.m. Mass at 1:00 p.m. followed by procession to the Grotto for Rosary and Benediction.  Please bring your food, table and chairs. Hot food can be purchased.


Summer Institute     One-day faith formation and ministry training for adults.  Donna Ortuso, Co-founder and Director of the Lay Centre in Rome will present “The Lay Person’s Busy Path to Holiness”.  Aug 23 (Sat) at St. Patrick Secondary School, Vancouver.  $35 including lunch.  Register at


Red Light / Green Light Screening          As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalizing prostitution.  Red Light Green Light explores the effects of various approaches in an attempt to answer the question.  Aug 26 at St. Augustine Parish, Vancouver at 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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