Our Lady Of Mercy Parish Bulletin for June 7th, 2015 – Feast of Corpus Christi – Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear Parishioners,

Sometimes we hear some people say ‘Mass is boring’ or ‘I don’t get anything out of it’ etc.
How do I respond on these. Well, all these sayings are right if I do not understand why I am in the Mass. If I go to Mass although I were in a movie or concert, certainly those sayings are right.
I come to Mass because Jesus who is God is willing to nourish me with His own body and blood and promise me for eternal life. Now I ask myself, what do I want at the end? if my answer is ‘eternal life’, I am certainly in the right way by going to Mass. In the Mass, just like I am going to my friend’s house, I do not just come to eat but also to build up a friendship by having a chat with my friend, so the same also in the Mass we pray and listen to the words of God. Then in my friend’s house, we then eat together, and in the Mass also we then receive communion. After that I and my friend chat again before saying good bye, so in the Mass after communion, we talk to Jesus and thank Him and even ask Him to guide and strengthen us for the coming week so we continue do the best in our life. Is it boring? Do I not get anything out of it? Think about it! Aren’t we very privileged and honoured that Jesus, our God, has given us His body and blood to nourish us? Let us live with full of thanksgiving
Happy Corpus Christi Sunday
I would like to thank once again to the Family of Arinzol and Silviera, all volunteers, sponsors and donors, all my beloved youths and all audiences for the great success of our youth concert ‘So Young and So bright’ and also for our choreographers Jose and Jonas, thank you for your sleepless nights in preparing this event. Let us continue to glorify our Lord Jesus by using all the talents we receive from Him.
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:
430      Jesus means in Hebrew: “God saves.” At the annunciation, the angel Gabriel gave him the name Jesus as his proper name, which expresses both his identity and his mission.18 Since God alone can forgive sins, it is God who, in Jesus his eternal Son made man, “will save his people from their sins.” In Jesus, God recapitulates all of his history of salvation on behalf of men. (210, 402)
431      In the history of salvation God was not content to deliver Israel “out of the house of bondage” by bringing them out of Egypt. He also saves them from their sin. Because sin is always an offense against God, only he can forgive it. For this reason Israel, becoming more and more aware of the universality of sin, will no longer be able to seek salvation except by invoking the name of the Redeemer God. (1441, 1850, 388)


*Aid for Nepal : As of May 28, in response to the Nepal earthquakes, $3,492,580.41 has been raised across Canada for the Development and Peace appeal. Our diocese has contributed $458,448.49 to those funds. Thanks to your solidarity, Development and Peace can continue to support our Caritas network, which has already contributed $13 million. Your contributions are helping to meet the greatest needs of victims for shelter, non-food items, water and sanitation, hygiene kits, and will support the long-term priorities of the post-emergency and reconstruction phase. Please pray for the people of Nepal.  rcav.org/prayer-and-humanitarian-appeals/
*Infant & Child Remembrance Mass & Teddy Bear Tea : Saturday, June 13, at St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey. Mass at 5:30pm, Teddy Bear Tea social/reception to follow. Celebrate the lives of all children who have died at any age, including those lost as an infant or toddler, those who have died during pregnancy, or birth. Bereaved parents, relatives, friends and bereavement caregivers of all faiths and backgrounds welcome. Meet other bereaved families, light a candle and enter the names of children in the “Little Book of Life.” RSVP at [email protected] For more information, visit littlelightofheaven.com.
*Pro-life Sunday Collection : A special collection will be taken Sunday, June 21, to help pro-life organizations. The proceeds support local pro-life groups, crisis pregnancy centers, Birthright, anti-euthanasia groups, university pro-life groups and United for Life. The funds help with the March for Life, Rachel’s Vineyard and other local initiatives. Thank you for your generosity.
*Corpus Christi College – Apply Now! Corpus Christi College is still accepting applications for Fall (September 2015). Located on the UBC Campus, Corpus Christi offers university transfer programs in Arts, Business and Science both face-to-face and online! Automatic entrance scholarships up to $3,500 available. Please visit www.corpuschristi.ca or email [email protected] for more details
*Father’s Day Mass : Please join us for our Father’s Day Mass as we honour, remember and celebrate our fathers. Mass will be held Sunday, June 21, at 2:30pm, in the Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey.



*“Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them and they all drank from it.”  – Mark 14:23   Jesus, the perfect steward, gave thanks, just before He gave Himself to us completely for our salvation.  He offers us the chance to drink from His cup.  In the Eucharist, we meet Christ personally and, if we listen to Him, we know what drinking from His cup means for each of us.  Often, it means our own sacrifice – giving up some of our time, talent and treasure to do His work on earth.


*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. Jun 6, 5:00 pm John Ogatis – B’day
Sun. Jun 7, 9:00 am † Antonio Gastaldo
Sun. Jun 7, 11:00 amMariotto & Burrow—Int
Mon. Jun 8, 8:15 am † Antonio & Jaime Cuoto
Tue. Jun 9, 8:15 am † Julita Gapus
Wed. Jun 10, 8:15 am † Ernesto Luciano
Thu. Jun 11, 8:15 am Jewel Ann Castro
Fri. Jun 12, 9:00 am † Ruperto Abapo
Fri. Jun 12, 7:00 pm † Corazon D’Leon
Sat. Jun 13, 9:00 am † Dolores & Caridad Semblante


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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