Our Lady Of Mercy Parish Bulletin for May 31st, 2015 – Feast of the Holy Trinity

Dear Parishioners,

As we continue with our parish life, let us always focus in unity among us. I am always inspired with the wisdom of Pope Francis as he said:
‘To know that Jesus tells the Father that he does not just want to pray for His disciples but also for those who will believe in Him through their word. Perhaps we do not pay enough attention to these words, Jesus prayed for me! This inspires trust: He prays for me, he has prayed for me… I imagine – but it is just a picture –what  Jesus is like before the father, in Heaven. This is how it is: he prays for us, he prays for me. And what does the father see? The wounds, the price. The price he has paid for us. Jesus prays for me with his wounds, with his wounded heart and he will continue to do so. The Son of God prays for the unity of his people, for the Church.But Christ knows that the spirit of the world is a spirit of division, of war, of envy, of jealousy, in families too, including in religious families, in dioceses and in the Church as a whole: it is a big temptation. But we must be one, as Jesus and the Father are one. This is the challenge for all us Christians: not to let division come between us, not to let in the spirit of division, the father of falsehood. To seek unity, always. We all are what we are but we must seek to live in unity. Has Jesus forgiven you? He forgives everyone. Jesus prays for us to be one united body. And the Church is very much in need of this prayer for unity. No Church is held together glue, because the unity Jesus invokes is a grace of God; we must battle for it in this world. We must make space for the Spirit so that it transforms us into one, as the Father and His Son are one. Another piece of advice Jesus gave in these days of farewell, is to remain in me. He asked for this grace, that we all remain in Him. And he explains why very clearly: Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am. That is, that they remain there, with me. By remaining in this world, you remain with Him so that see my glory, the glory you have given’.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr Nicolas Tumbelaka


Please be inform that the next Infant Baptism will be moved from June 14th to June 21st, 2015


St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei (www.opusdei.ca), died in June of 1975, 40 years ago. A Solemn Mass to celebrate his feast day will take place Saturday, June 20 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Church, 550 West 14th Avenue. Rev. Joseph Phuong Nguyen will be the main celebrant. Confessions begin at 10:00 a.m. A reception follows, at the church hall.

Weekly Catechism:
428      Whoever is called “to teach Christ” must first seek “the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus”; he must suffer “the loss of all things…” in order to “gain Christ and be found in him,” and “to know him and the power of his resurrection, and [to] share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that if possible [he] may attain the resurrection from the dead.”17
429      From this loving knowledge of Christ springs the desire to proclaim him, to “evangelize,” and to lead others to the “yes” of faith in Jesus Christ. But at the same time the need to know this faith better makes itself felt. To this end, following the order of the Creed, Jesus’ principal titles — “Christ,” “Son of God,” and “Lord” (article 2)—will be presented. The Creed next confesses the chief mysteries of his life—those of his Incarnation (article 3), Paschal mystery (articles 4 and 5), and glorification (articles 6 and 7). (851)


Pro-life Mass and Prayer Vigil : Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents. Saturday, June 6 at 9am. Mass at St. Francis de Sales, Burnaby. Followed by Rosary at Royal Columbian Hospital.
The Surprising Sacrament of Matrimony : The Archdiocese of Vancouver and Worldwide Marriage Encounter invite married couples, engaged couples, single persons, clergy, and youth (16+) to hear Fr. Tom Vandenberg from the Archdiocese of Seattle. He’ll cover the difference between the sacrament and a simple marriage, the importance of matrimony to life of the Church, the unique spirituality of married couples, the relationship between matrimony and holy orders, what married couples have to say to the Church, and why married couples are a sign of hope for the
Church. Fr. Vandenberg wrote Rediscovering the Pearl of Great Price: The Surprising Sacrament of Matrimony. Join us for a spiritual day of thought and laughter on Saturday, June 20, 8:30am to 3:30pm, St. Joseph the Worker, Richmond. To register or for more info contact Jose and Teresa Zamora at 604- 882-1698 or [email protected]
Youth Leader : Make plans to join us for Youth Leader, our dynamic Christian Leadership training event from July 27-31 at Summit Park in Abbotsford. This is a top-notch can’t-miss leadership training event! Many participants return to take leadership roles in their parishes, schools, and communities. In fact, many youth ministry coordinators, teachers, and diocesan employees are former Youth Leader participants! Youth Leader is an ideal training ground for leaders in parishes with newer youth ministries. As well, it’s very suitable for high school student councils and other leadership groups. Youth Leader is open to teens 14 or older (entering at least Grade 10 in September 2015). For registration materials, visit rcav.org/youth-training/. Early registration deadline is July 6.
Retreat for those who Minister to Migrants and Refugees : Prayerful retreat for those who support migrants and refugees. With this year’s theme, “Welcoming Christ in the Migrant”, join us for Mass at 08:30 am, followed by the formal retreat which will feature talks, group discussions and fellowship. Saturday, June 6, from 09.00 am – 01.00 pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Vancouver.



“The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…” – Romans 8:16-17   If we are heirs to the kingdom of God, shouldn’t we work to build up His kingdom?  Shouldn’t we be good stewards of our inheritance, using our time, talent and treasure to care for the Church that God has left to us?  Our Church is a treasured heirloom from God.  Do we treat it that way?


Parish Religious Education Program (PREP): If your child does not attend a Catholic school and wishes to receive the sacraments i.e. First Holy Communion, Confirmation,  he/she must attend the PREP classes starting in September. Registration forms are available in the foyer of the church. Kindly complete the form and submit it to the parish office.


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults- RCIA – A Journey for Adults in the Catholic Faith
RCIA is for you if you are an adult in need of Baptism, First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Or, just want to know more about your Catholic Faith. RCIA started in September but we are still accepting late registrations. Please e-mail [email protected] or call Thelma at 604.515.9547

Mass Schedules & Prayer Group Meetings

Weekend: Saturday: 9 am and 5pm (anticipated)
Sunday: 9 & 11 am
Weekdays: Monday to Thursday: 8:15 am
Public Holidays: 9 am
Confession: 30 minutes prior to Masses or upon request.
Perpetual Adoration Chapel: Open every day. For more info please call the parish office.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday: 9:45 am to 6:15pm , with Divine Mercy Novena/Chaplet at 3:00 pm & Benediction at 6:30 pm.
Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help: Every Wednesday: after morning Mass and at 6:30 pm in the Church.
Infant Baptism: Baptisms are on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 12:30 pm. Instructions are on the last Thursday of the month at 7pm in the Church. It is mandatory that parents & God parents attend.
Please Note: The Baptism form must be filled before attending the instructions. The form is available in the parish office.
Marriage: Contact the pastor at least four months prior to the date of your marriage.
Bible Study: The group meets every Tuesday at 7:00pm
Children’s Liturgy: Children are taken aside during Mass and taught the liturgy, thereby helping parents to hear Mass better.
Catholic Women’s League: Meet every third Sunday of the month at 10 am in the basement.
Couples for Christ: Helps couples strengthen family bonds
Hand Maids of the Lord: Meet every Sunday at 2 pm -basement
Indonesian Mass: 6:30 pm every (1st & 3rd Saturday)
Knights of Columbus: Meet every first Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm in the church.
Legion of Mary: Meet every Saturday at 12.30 pm (except 1st Sat)
Junior: Every Sunday at 12:00 pm
Legion of Mary, Spanish : Every Wed at 3:30 pm in the church.
Mustard Seed Group: Every Monday from 7 to 9pm – do Healing Service: Every 2nd Saturday after 5 pm Mass
Opus Dei—Ladies: Meet every 4th Wednesday at10:00 am
Opus Dei-Gents: Meet ever 2nd Monday at 6:00 pm
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP): This program is for Catholic children attending non-Catholic schools. Religious classes are offered every Wednesday from 6:30pm. To enroll please contact the parish office.
Philipino Mass: 7pm every 1st Sunday of the month.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): For non-Catholics who want to join the church, and Catholics who want to deepen their faith.
Youth Ministry: 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month from 1 to 5pm.
Our Lady of Mercy SchoolPrincipal: Neva Grout , Telephone 604.526.7121;Fax 604.520.3194,
E-Mail: [email protected]

Mass Schedule & Intentions

Sat. May 30, 5:00 pm Angela & Paul Fong – Thksg
Sun. May 31, 9:00 am Pauline Malvas – Thksg
Sun. May 31, 11:00 am † Baudour & Cuisinier – Family
Mon. Jun 1, 8:15 am † Marie Van Lank Veld
Tue. Jun 2, 8:15 am John Lee
Wed. Jun 3, 8:15 am † Shanta Lawrence
Thu. Jun 4, 8:15 am Wisdom & Wilson Chan-Sp Int
Fri. Jun 5, 9:00 am † Jesse S. Corrales
Fri. Jun 5, 7:00 pm Therese – Thksg
Sat. Jun 6, 9:00 am † Gindu Suh


Linda Walker, Brian W. Daniel McCarthy, Lourdes Andal, Sonia Burrow, John C. Walker, Elizabeth Keobke, Anaceto Rabang, Patrick Jonathan Manghi, Delima Ngui, Patrick Tranquilino, Carol Ann, Annalyn Richardson, Joven Labandelo, Edilberto & Efrenia Larga, Jenny Walker & Victoria Tyndall, Leon Landry, Edgar Arellano, Sydney Shanti, Joseph Rivera, Nick Westgeest
Holy Communion: Any one who is shut-in and wishes to receive the Eucharist please let us know. If you have a loved one who is sick and needs our prayers, and would like to insert their name in the bulletin, kindly contact the office.
PS: Due to limited space in the bulletin, the names will appear for two weeks only. If you require to extend, please call the office. Thank You .

Please remember your parish when you make your will (estate). Thank You!


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