Friday 1 August 2014

English Bulletin - 18th Ordinary

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church – Church Bulletin

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time – Aug 3, 2014


Parish Picnic           Join us in South Arm Park to have fun this Monday, 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!


What Catholics Believe?  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 RCIA session starting Sep 11 at 7:00 p.m. every Thursday.


Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)     Registration is ongoing for students in elementary and junior high grades.  Registration forms are available at the Info Counter.  Students who were enrolled last year are asked to please re-register early.  Knowing our class sizes in advance is helpful.


T3 Thy Kingdom Come   Youth Faith Formation Program (YFFP) is accepting registrations for 2014-15.   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.


PLEASE DO NOT WEAR   Tank tops, hats/caps, sleeveless, low cut, belly-showing, shorts, mini-skirts, slippers/flip-flops inside Church at all times.


Envelope at Pews    For tax return receipts, please fill in full name and full address.  Thank you.


Project Advance  Current pledge: $142,756, balance $25,244.  Suggest each family $432 or $36/month.  It is never too late to do good. Please pledge at the office or go online


Congratulations to our Newly Weds

Rafied Youkhana  & Sanaa Matti


Prayer for Peace in Iraq, Syria, Israel, Palestine, Ukraine, Russia and throughout the Middle East at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Van. by Fr. John Tritschler on Aug 3 (Sun) from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Catholics, Protestants and non-Christians are welcome.


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 from the Companions of the Cross. 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.  For bus transportation, please call Teresita 604-940-7006.


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


St. Luke’s Women’s Retreat - Healing Body, Mind and Spirit  Sep 13 & 14 (Sat & Sun) from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Loon Lake Resort. Please contact Barbara Morgan at or call 604-467-6004.  Details


Worldwide Oversea Chinese Pastoral & Evangelization Convention  will be held in Lima, Peru on Oct 25 - 28.  You are welcome to join.  Please refer to Chinese section for more info.


Natural Family Planning Methods  are the results of scientific research and are among the most accurate in achieving or postponing pregnancy.  To learn more?  Call Office of Life, Marriage and Family at 604-443-3220 or

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