Our Lady of Mercy Parish's Bulletin for July 19th, 2015



Kids from Grades 3 to 5 are invited to OLM’s Annual Vacation Bible Camp with movies, games, music & craft activities with a focus on experiencing the glory of God. The camp starts from 8:15 to 3 PM at the OLM Parish basement from Monday, August 10 to Friday, August 14. Registration fee is $60 each child which include meals & snacks. You can submit the registration form along with cash payment to parish office not later than Friday, August 7. Should there be any special dietary needs, please make arrangements ahead of time.

We invite Kids, Youth & Young Adults who serve in the OLM Church Activities– Altar Servers, Choir, Children’s Liturgy, Lectors, PREP Catechists, Project Advance, and members of the Youth & Young Adult Ministry & Volunteers for the 2015 Kids Bible Camp to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Day on Tuesday, August 25 from 8:15 (Mass) – 8 PM @ OLM School Parish Gym. Please fill out the Registration Form available at the foyer and return the completed form before Sunday, August 23. Join us for food and fun as we celebrate our many dedicated selfless young parish volunteers. We can’t do it without you! Come and be a part. You won’t want to miss it!

Pastoral Encounter: Responding to Our Call to be Christ-Like retreat,. Fr Trevor Scott, SJ will offer a retreat on Saturday, August 15 from 9 am – 12 pm at St. Mark’s Parish, 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver. Fr Trevor is the National Ecclesial Assistant for Christian Life Community (CLC) Canada.  This retreat will hopefully reaffirm our sense of vocation as Christians called to be pastorally attentive to those in our lives and call us to be more deeply and authentically Christ-like in the world around us. Free will donations to support the formation of CLCs in Vancouver.  Register via email to [email protected]


Weekly Catechism:
438   Jesus’ messianic consecration reveals his divine mission, “for the name ‘Christ’ implies ‘he who anointed,’ ‘he who was anointed’ and ‘the very anointing with which he was anointed.’ The one who anointed is the Father, the one who was anointed is the Son, and he was anointed with the Spirit who is the anointing.”35 His eternal messianic consecration was revealed during the time of his earthly life at the moment of his baptism by John, when “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power,” “that he might be revealed to Israel”36 as its Messiah. His works and words will manifest him as “the Holy One of God.”37 (727, 535)


“…come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest awhile.”   (Mark 6:31)
Do you spend time listening for God? Most of the time, He speaks in soft whispers.  Open your heart and hear the Lord.  Take time in silence everyday and ask God what it is He wants you to do.  Consider making a retreat this year.


*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

Project Advance – our annual appeal: Project Advance is the key annual appeal for the Archdiocese of Vancouver. It is crucial to the Church’s mission of providing services that benefit all Catholics and countless others in our Archdiocese. Not only does it provide for our local Church but it strengthens our parishes, helping each parish meet its own unique needs. It also helps support the many different ways we see the face of Jesus in our brothers and sisters – helping the most vulnerable by providing guidance, shelter, food and love to those who are homeless, abused and marginalized. You can donate to this important annual appeal at www.rcav.org/giving or at your parish. Visit rcav.org/project-advance for more information.


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 Jul 18, 5:00 PM † Jose Atilano
Sun Jul 19, 9:00 AM † Walter A. Pinto
Sun Jul 19, 11:00 AM † Irene Paz
Mon Jul 20, 8:15 AM † Leon
Tue Jul 21, 8:15 AM † Cesar Banares
Wed Jul 22, 8:15 AM Wisdom & Wilson Chan
Thu Jul 23, 8:15 AM † Inocencio Jotie-B’day Memorial
Fri Jul 24, 9:00 AM Nicola & Jean Francois Larche
Fri Jul 24, 7:00 PM † Paul Woo
Sat Jul 25, 9:00 AM † Simeon Sr. & Augustina Mercada


Anaceto Rabang, Delima Ngui, Sydney Shanti, Nick Westgeest, Joveno Labandelo

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!


Domestic Abuse  Services: Help Line 604.640.7549


For more information on the Archdiocese of Vancouver please visit: web site at www.rcav.org


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