Friday 3 October 2014

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time-bulletin

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church

Parish News  27th Sunday in Ordinary Time      Oct 05, 2014


Year of Hope

It is our hope in the Lord that strengthens us and helps us walk through the vale of death.

“Even youths grow tired and weary, and young man stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:30-31)



You are invited to say Rosary together in October. Please come 25 minutes before every Sunday Masses (except 8:15 a.m.).


Opening for Parish Office Administrator    

is now available. Please refer to the notice on Bulletin Board.


T3 Thy Kingdom Come  

Youth Faith Formation Program (YFFP) is accepting registrations for 2014-15.   Class on every Wednesday.


Scripture Sessions  

Fr. Peter Chiang will be teaching in Mandarin scriptural topics and other catholic matters, on Saturdays from 3:25 - 4:15 p.m. in Rooms A and B.  All Mandarin speaking parishioners and friends are welcome. 


World Youth Day  

There will be a short information session on Oct 5 (this Sunday) at 11:30 a.m. for World Youth Day in Poland for 2016.  World Youth Day is a worldwide encounter with the Pope that is open to all young people.  All youths who are interested in going are welcome to attend the short presentation in Room B.


Hall & Rooms USERS  

Please remember to close all windows and put back tables & chairs in a way as shown in the layout after use. Please keep the room clean and nothing should be posted up on walls or glasses.  Only whiteboard marker is allowed when using the white board, all other markers are forbidden.


Congratulations to the Newly Baptized

Rachel Chan       

Rianne Isabel Chan          

Michelle Cecilia Chow    

Madison Victoria Po

Chloe Sun

Janice Cecilia Sun

Olivia Sun


Support for Christians of the Holy Land     

Please consider taking a look at the religious olive wood carvings displayed outside the church next weekend.  These articles are hand crafted by the Christians of the Holy land who are seeking your support to assist them in staying rooted in the land of Christ.  Latest statistics showed that only 1% is present as Christian community in the Holy Land.  It is also a way of preserving a local cultural heritage which is in danger of being lost as more Christians feel pressured to leave their homeland for economic and political reasons.  Your support to help our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land is appreciated. 


Project Advance 

Please go online for your pledge.


The Synod on the Family  

The whole Church is to pray for the 3rd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which begins today, Oct 5, on the topic The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. Visit for the Prayer for the Synod proposed by Pope Francis.


Eastern Catholic Churches   

Evening talks by Fr. Richard Soo, SJ in Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

1.            Oct 22   Catholicism’s Best Kept Secret: The 21 Eastern Catholic Churches.

2.            Oct 29   Icons: Windows to Heaven.

3.            Nov 5    Sacred Time: The Liturgical Year East and West.

Cost $25 each.  Pre-registration required.

Visit or call 604-576-8802.


Mary, The Splendour of Grace   

Pray and reflect in the presence of various Images of The Mother of God to discover the beauty hidden in each of us and to realise our calling to live the Joy of the Gospel by embracing an abundant life of grace.   Adults $10, Students and Children $5, Rosemary Heights Retreat Center, Surrey.


Annual White Mass   

for all health care providers and their families.  Oct 17 (Fri) at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Parish, Vancouver.


Third Annual Archbishop's Dinner  

Oct 28 (Tue), dinner 7pm, Hyatt Regency, Vancouver.  Tickets $150 per person.  For tickets visit

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