Thursday 30 October 2014

All Souls’ Day - Nov 2, 2014 Parish News

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church - Parish News       

All Souls' Day - Nov 2, 2014


Year of Hope

"Remember our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection, and welcome them into the light of your face." ~ Eucharistic Prayer No. 2


Remembrance Of All Souls  

November is the month to remember all our departed family members, brothers & sisters and friends.  Please pick the "All Souls Day Remembrance" envelopes and drop into the collection basket during Mass or return to parish office. One Mass per envelope will be offered except indicated.


Peter's Pence        

The second collection this Sunday (Nov 02) is for the charitable work of the Holy See.  Visit for its history.  Please be generous.


First Friday Mass & Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament  

Nov 07 (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. Divine Mercy Devotion  will be held at 7:20 p.m.  Prayer intentions will be offered in the Mass.


Parish Pastoral Council   

will be held on Nov 14 (Fri) 7:30 p.m.  Each parish group is advised to send at least one member to the meeting.


Christmas Dinner Party   

Our parish will host it on  Dec 13 (Sat).  Please mark your calendar.


Project Advance 

Please go online for your pledge.


"Living with Christ"    

Give yourself or others this perfect gift of faith all year round.  Subscription form for this Canadian daily missal is available at the info counter.


Advance English with Soft Skills Program    

will commence on the first week of  November, Wed 4:00-6:00 p.m. or Sat 2:00-4:00 p.m. for grade 3-10.  Please register at parish counter, 9:00-11:00 a.m. (Mon - Fri).


Rest in Peace - Linda Hu


Making your Will     

Our legal title is "Roman Catholic Archbishop of Vancouver as represented by Canadian Martyrs Parish."

Bioethics from a Roman Catholic Perspective  

Learn about reproductive issues and stem cell therapies, end-of-life issues, euthanasia, assisted dying, health-care directives. Speaker: Moira McQueen, PhD, of Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute.  Nov 21(Fri) from 7-9pm and Nov 22 (Sat) from 10-3pm, St. Joseph the Worker, Richmond. For more information, please contact 604-448-4525 or email or


Conference: More of the Holy Spirit and Deeper Conversion   

Taught by Sr. Anne Shields, Nov 22 (Sat), from 9:30am-4pm, St. Mary's Parish.  Tickets: $10, refreshments included. For more information, visit or contact 604-435-9611 ext. 0.


Annual Mass for Deceased Clergy and Religious   

Nov 6 (Thu) 12:10 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral.  All are welcome.


Silent Live-In Retreat  

for women interested in Discerning a call to Religious Life.  Nov 7 (Fri),7:00  p.m.   to Nov 9 (Sun), 3:30 p.m..  For info or to register contact Sr. Denece 604-985-4872 (


Vocation Live-In    

for boys or young men interested in the priesthood or the consecrated life, at Seminary of Christ the King, Mission.  Friday, Nov 14 to Sunday, Nov 16.  For more information, contact 604-826-8715.


Man Alive  

Man Alive is back. This year it's an evening model, short and sweet. Join the Archbishop, 30 priests, and 800 other men, Friday, Nov 7, at St. Patrick's Parish in Vancouver, 7:30 pm start, for a powerful evening with speaker Matt Fradd.  Tickets are $10 and available at


Musical - Right Here Write Now   

On Nov 16, 2:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. at River Rock & Nov 29 in Surrey.  Ticket prices $25 and $40.  Visit for more info.  Proceeds of this benefit go to St. Paul Parish, St. Matthew Church and ANCOP.


Parish Secretary

Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church

5771 Granville Avenue, Richmond, B.C. V7C 1E8

Tel: 604-272-5563   Fax: 604-272-5564


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