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THIS WEEK
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sept. 28,  2014
Monday            - St. Michael, St. Gabriel, St. Raphael
                           Archangels
Tuesday           - St. Jerome, Priest, Doctor  
Wednesday      - St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin,
                           6:45pm Novena of our Lady of       
                         - Perpetual Help
                         - 7pm Mass
Thursday        - The Holy Guardian Angels
Friday             - St. John DE Brebeuf & St. Isaac
                           Jogues, & Companions, Martyrs 
                        - 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; Donna Uzlac; Carmine D’Alessandro; Noeme Denque; Natalie Suarez; Edgardo Arellano; Rick Donaldson; Dan Hammer; Helen Simpson; Anne Knoepfel; Joselyn Nazareth; Leslie Kish & Eduarda Barnes.
 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
Anna Mathew; Dean Kujala & Lucie Stolzenberg.
 
SECOND COLLECTION
This Sunday, there is second collection for the needs of the Canadian Church.
 
ADORATION OF BLESSED SACRAMENT 
Every First Friday of the month starting in Oct. after 8:15am Mass there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until 6:45pm, followed by Benediction and Mass.
 
IC YOUTH MINISTRY 
IC Life Teen Promo Sat/Sun Sept. 27/28! Visit us after all the Masses and see what’s in store for you! As always, there’ll be something special for all teens that sign up for our newsletter.Next Life Night, Sun. October 5, 7pm: “Kickoff!” Join us in the Youth Room as we start off another year of Life Teen! We’ll be telling you more about what’s coming up in the next few months as well as getting to know new people. There is no pre-registration for Life Teen and all teens in high school are welcome. See you there!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.
 
IC WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
PLEASE NOTE: the new study starts Wednesday, October 1, same time, same place.
The new study “Discover Philippians” is Paul's letter to the Philippians which is timeless. It speaks to believers everywhere of standing firm in the faith, living in humility and unity with other believers, and shining together like stars for the cause of Christ in this troubled world. There are no requirements for this 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.
From the Pastor’s desk……
 
With our upcoming Volunteer Appreciation Dinner on Sat. Oct. 11, 2014. We would like to invite our Parish Ministry’s ever-willing and dedicated Volunteers to join us in an evening of fellowship. We don’t want to miss you. This is our humble way of thanking all of you for your support to our Parish.
 
Fr. Amador Abundo; Fr. Jun Reyes & Fr. Ajin George.
 
  
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Knights of Columbus will be selling 'Charity Appeal' tickets after all Masses in the Gathering Area beginning Sat. Oct. 4th. Great prizes and the proceeds go to the charitable works of the Knights of Columbus.
 
LITURGY OF THE WORD
Children's Liturgy of the Word will start next Sunday, October 5. We need a few more volunteers and if you are interested, please contact Celia Tabernero via email: celtabernero@gmail.com or call 604.502.9208
 
DRESSING WITH REVERENCE 
While fashions go in and out of style, reverence never does. No matter what the season, a gentle reminder is in order as to appropriate dress for attending Mass. The manner in which we dress when we gather together to celebrate the Lord’s Supper reflects our reverence and our gratitude for the gift that we have in the Holy Eucharist. As a Parish family, let us encourage one another to be witnesses to our faith with reverence and with mutual respect.
 
PRO-LIFE NEWS
ANNUAL LIFE CHAIN –  will be NEXT SUNDAY - 5th Oct. from 2 - 3pm – same location as previous years – on the west side of King George Blvd. between 96th & 100th Ave. Please sign up to attend after all Masses this weekend and pick up your signs. Please make a special effort to attend – it is a sacrifice – but very well worth it – to take a stand for respect for life and to pray for the end of abortion in our country.  
HIKE FOR LIFE - Thank you to all who sponsored the parish Pro-Life Group for the Surrey Delta Hike for Life last Saturday – thanks to you our parish raised $765 for Pro-Life work. Please remember – if you pledged an amount and have not had a chance to honour that pledge, please drop it off at the Parish office with your name and phone number and mark it “For Hike for Life” – thanks.
 
SYNOD ON THE FAMILY 
Pope Francis has declared that on Sun. Sept. 28, the whole Church is to pray for the 3rd Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which begins on Sunday, Oct. 5, on the topic The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. Visit rcav.org/the-synod-on-the-family/ for the prayer for the Synod proposed by Pope Francis and some possible intentions for the Prayer of the Faithful at Mass. Parish communities, institutes of consecrated life and the faithful of the diocese, especially families, are invited to participate in these prayers for this intention.
  
FUNDRAISER FOR IC PARISH
When you buy your ticket before October 4th, you will be entered in for the Bonus draw #1 for $1,000 (October 12) plus 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. Jackpot is now sitting at $10,000. The sooner you purchase your tickets, the more chances of winning!”
Ticket raffle sellers: Please make sure you provide your name and phone number in the tickets submitted.
 
CHILDREN’S ROSARY
On the First Sunday of October, i.e., Oct 5th at 3pm in Church, the IC Children’s Rosary group invites all children and all members of the parish to a special celebration of the Holy Rosary in lieu of the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. October is the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary, and we will be honouring Our Lady by praying the rosary.
 
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (PREP)
HAS STARTED
Religious Education (PREP) classes for public school children resumed Sept 9.  If you have not registered, please call Yvonne at 604.596.4004.
Parents of teens who have not received First Communion or Confirmation should also contact Yvonne at 604.596.4004 for more information.
 
PREPARATION FOR SUNDAYS
Would you like to have a deeper awareness of the Sunday readings? Here is an opportunity to reflect on the depth of the word of the Lord. All adults and young adults are invited to come on Mon. evenings, at 7pm in meeting rooms 2/3, to prepare for the following Sunday’s liturgy of the word. Preparation for Sun. will run every Mon. evening. For further info. contact Monica O’Reilly at 778.822.3241.
 
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
Starting every Tuesday Oct. 14th. - Nov. 25th. at St. Paul’s Parish in Richmond. The seminar is FREE but you need to register : lennieptl@telus.net  For more info please call at 604.594.7296.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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