Our Lady of Mercy Parish's Bulletin for July 26th, 2015

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Our deepest sympathy to the Chavez family for the loss of their family member Ovidio Antonio Chavez who passed away on July 11, 2015 and to the Tuliao family for the loss of their family member Agnes Tuliao who passed away on July 18, 2015. Please pray for the souls and the families for strength and peace.

Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro presents: REMEMBER ME – a concert with a cause (to help build the retirement home for the priests) on July 30th, Thursday @ 6:30pm. Ticket:$15.00. Tickets can be purchased at the door. To secure your tickets early or other inquiries please contact Bernadette at 778.388.1267 or Peachy  at 604.6180980.Your support will surely go a long way! God bless!

Kids Grades 3 to 5 are invited to OLM’s Annual Vacation Bible Camp. 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 a cash payment to parish office no later than Friday, August 7. Should there be any special dietary needs, please make arrangements ahead of time.

Parish Summer Potluck Picnic: The OLM Parish Summer Picnic is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The picnic will be held at the OLM parish courtyard (if sunny) or at the school gym (if raining) from 5 – 9 pm on Tuesday,August 18, 2015. There is something at the picnic for everyone to do. There are children, youth, adult games and activities, dancing & live music and of course great food & fellowship. Fun for all! Bring the family & friends and have a wonderful 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!

Annual Marian Pilgrimage to Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Come to Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary Street, Mission to pray and celebrate in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10am to 4pm. Confessions begin at 10am, celebration of the Eucharist at 1pm by Archbishop Miller, CSB. After Mass, there will be a procession to the Grotto where Rosary is prayed followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The $15/person bus tickets are available at the parish office to be paid in cash no later than August 10. Please bring picnic baskets and chairs.

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]



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 25, 5:00 PM † Rufino Gapus – DA
Sun Jul 26, 9:00 AM Joaquim & Anna Park
Sun Jul 26, 11:00 AM Mariotto & Burrow Family – Int
Mon Jul 27, 8:15 AM † Onofre Evangelista
Tue Jul 28, 8:15 AM Irenee – B’day
Wed Jul 29, 8:15 AM † Maria Jose Pacheco
Thu Jul 30, 8:15 AM † William Manning
Fri Jul 31, 9:00 AM † Maria Di Bitetto
Fri Jul 31, 7:00 PM Lynn Piche – Thksg
Sat Aug 1, 9:00 AM Wilson & Wisdom Chan


Anaceto Rabang, Delima Ngui, Sydney Shanti, 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


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