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THIS WEEK
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Oct. 26,  2014
Tuesday         - St. Simon & St. Jude, Apostles.
Wednesday    - 6:45pm Novena of our Lady of       
                        - Perpetual Help
                        - 7pm Mass
Friday             - 1pm Blessed Sacrament Exposition     
                        - 6:45pm Benediction.
                        - 7pm Mass.
                 
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Lorraine Cameron; Alex Cameron; Barbara Maxwell; Maria Pauchly; John Burnell; Hazel Boudville; Frank Gismoni; Creg Rosales; Joanne Mitchell; David Ashley; Marie Connor; Carmine D’Alessandro; Noeme Denque; Natalie Suarez; Edgardo Arellano; Helen Simpson; Anne Knoepfel; Joselyn Nazareth; Eduarda Barnes; Alessia Vaz; Joe Santos; Alexander McMillan & Dennis Moncrieffe.
 If you have a relative in the hospital or at home who is sick, please let the rectory know so that we may visit them.
 
PRAYERS FOR THE DEAD
Leslie Kish, Bonifacio Catalogo Doneza & Rogelio Dizon.
 
VOLUNTEER GREETERS NEEDED
We need volunteers to wear a blue vest and welcome people on Saturday evening or Sunday. The frequency and choice of Mass time would be your decision. For more info. please contact - Margaret Taddei – 604.594.8539 / mmmtaddei@gmail.com.
 
USE OF SUNDAY ENVELOPES
As Christian stewards, all IC Parishioners are encouraged to use the envelopes every time they attend Sunday Mass. Supporting our Church and sharing God’s abundant graces is our expression of gratitude and response to His generosity to us.
 
MASS FOR DECEASED LEGIONARIES
On Nov. 7 @ 8:15am Mass for Frank Duff and our deceased Legionaries.
 
IC YOUTH MINISTRY 
Sun., Oct. 26, 7:00pm “Mass Fitness” This second night of the Summit Series will be about why we stand, kneel, sit, genuflect and any other posture at Mass. Make sure you wear some comfortable clothing to this workout!
Upcoming: Sun. Nov. 2, 7pm “Q&A With a Priest” Do you have questions you have always wanted to ask a priest? Bring them to this Life night and ask away! The ever dynamic Fr. Bryan Duggan is our special guest at this Life Night. Don’t forget to bring a friend and note that there will be fun games to play too! Keep up to date and find out about upcoming events on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! (iclifeteen) For more info. about Youth Ministry and Life Teen, please contact Faye  p: 604.785.6729 or e: icyouthmin@gmail.com. 
 
From the Pastor’s desk……
 
Reverence & Respect
 
After Communion, each person must give thanks for the precious gift received and allow the grace to fill our souls. How tragic it is to see people leave Mass right after Communion, not because of an emergency, but because they want to get out of the parking lot first. Surely giving the Lord one hour of our time- and usually less-for the holy sacrifice of the Mass is not too much to ask.
After Mass is concluded, wait until the Priest, altar servers, lectors & extraordinary ministers of communion have processed down the aisle before leaving the pew. The congregation should disperse only after recessional hymn has concluded. Please do not forget to take the Sunday bulletin to keep you informed of the events in our Parish.
 
Fr. Amador M Abundo
 
HEALING MASS
Oct. 31, healing Mass by Fr. Edwin Sager @ 7pm in our Parish, sponsored by IC prayer group.
 
FUNDRAISER FOR IC PARISH
Early Bird Draw of $5,000 (November 16) and the Grand Prize of $20,000. (December 20). Buy your tickets now!  The more tickets you buy, the more chances of winning. Don’t forget to get your 50/50 tickets when you purchase your Cash Raffle Draw tickets. It is like having an additional Grand Prize.
Ticket raffle sellers: Please make sure you provide your name and phone number in the tickets submitted.
Please be informed that our sale of raffle tickets is on-going, but its success will certainly depend on the support of everyone. Christy Castro and Roger Charbonneau are requesting for help. May I appeal to all of you to help in selling the tickets. Parents of our school children are friendly requested to help, too. Each parent should get one stub of tickets (10 pcs. at $5 each) to be sold. Their participation is very much needed as the proceeds of the raffle will benefit our school and the Parish. 
 
WOMEN BIBLE STUDY
Are you intrigued by some of the stories about angels? Is there a biblical basis for believing in angels? In this study, we will look at what the Bible tells us about angels and why we should believe in their existence. Scripture gives us some guidelines to evaluate the stories we hear about angels. This next study starts Wednesday, Nov.12, in the Gathering Area, from 8:45 am – 11:15 am. There are no requirements for the programme. The only fee, between $6-$9, is to cover the cost of the study guide booklet. Need more info? Call Joan Surinak: 604.584.7234 or Thea Baxter: 604.590.6402.
 
WORLD YOUTH DAY - 2016
Are you 18-35? Would you be interested in going to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day in 2016? The Parish is considering organizing a group to go. If you are interested please email to Fr. Ajin @ ageorge@rcav.org. Or icparish@dccnet.com.
APPLE SALE
This Sunday after all Masses, world youth day pilgrims will be selling apples as a fundraiser.
 
FINNEGAN BALL
This year’s 36th annual Vancouver College Finnegan Ball will be held on Saturday, November 15th, 2014 at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. The Finnegan Ball evening program is the ideal advertising vehicle for promoting your company, products or services. If you are interested please contact Alexandra Robinson,   email: finneganball@mail.vc.bc.ca.  Thank you for your generous support!
 
CHRISTMAS HAMPERS FOR THE NEEDY
This year St. Martin’s Guild will be organizing to deliver Christmas Hampers at the end of November. This is a good time to remember members of our parish and those in our community who are in need. If you know of anyone who’s Christmas will be a little better, if they had some help, please call the parish office at 604.591.2271; this information will be kept confidential.
 
The giving Tree- Christmas Hampers, Food & Gift coupon drive.
A “Giving Tree” is stationed in the church. Each leaf has an item printed on it. Parishioners are requested to take a leaf, or more if you wish, buy the item and place it under the tree, LATEST BY: November 25. If the item is a gift card (any denomination of your choice), please mark it ‘Giving Tree’ & drop it in the collection basket at Mass, or at the parish office. All donations will be used in our Christmas Hampers. Thank you for your generosity, for any inquiries, you may call the office at 604.591.2271.
 
VOLUNTEER FOR AGAPE
We would like to invite men and women to consider sharing the love of Jesus with these women. Areas in Vancouver, Surrey and Chilliwack are in need of volunteers. Interested individuals need to be nineteen years of age and available one evening a week, training and support provided. CALL Vicki @ 604.215.4115.
 
PRO-LIFE
The Pro-Life Group is taking orders for Christmas Cakes which are a fund raiser for Pro-Life work on behalf of Campaign Life. To place your order call Mike 604.592.5110 – if you leave a message on voice mail please be sure to leave your name and number and how many cakes you want. And please speak slowly and clearly – thank you. The 900 grms cakes in a decorative tin are $25 and the 775 grms cakes in the decorative cardboard box are $15. If we get sufficient interest in this fund raiser we will order the cakes for delivery in early December. Payment at this time is not required – we will let you know when the cakes have arrived.
 
MONEY COUNTERS REQUEST
Please do not fold the new bills when putting them inside the Sunday envelopes for easy counting, while dropping off your Sunday collection in the basket.
 
KIND REQUEST
Please take care of the Church missals, hymn books in the pews and leave them in place before you leave.  Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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