Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for July 5th, 2015

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Our deepest sympathy for the loss of our beloved and long time parishioner Maria Di Bitetto who passed away on June 27, 2015 in Kelowna. Vigil for the deceased is on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7pm. Funeral is on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:30am. Please pray for her soul and the family for strength and peace.

Come and be healed by the power of God. Let Him renew your mind, body and spirit. Mustard Seed Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Prayer Service on Saturday, July 11, 2015 after the 5:00 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during the entire service. A procession with the Blessed Sacrament will follow. Be touched by God’s healing love. For information call at

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!

This year Archbishop Miller invites you to gather for a gala dinner on October 29 at 6 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to celebrate our faith and to raise fund to support the formation of the future priests of our archdiocese. The $150 ticket/person is tax deductible by $70. Please kindly support this event by calling our parish office for booking or call Henrietta Lam in the Development Office at 604-683-0281 ex 50321 or email [email protected]


Weekly Catechism:
436   The word “Christ” comes from the Greek translation of the Hebrew Messiah, which means “anointed.” It became the name proper to Jesus only because he accomplished perfectly the divine mission that “Christ” signifies. In effect, in Israel those consecrated to God for a mission that he gave were anointed in his name. This was the case for kings, for priests and, in rare instances, for prophets.29 This had to be the case all the more so for the Messiah whom God would send to inaugurate his kingdom definitively.30 It was necessary that the Messiah be anointed by the Spirit of the Lord at once as king and priest, and also as prophet.31 Jesus fulfilled the messianic hope of Israel in his threefold office of priest, prophet, and king. (690, 695, 711-716, 783)


“As the Lord spoke to me, the spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and I heard the one who was speaking say to me, ‘Son of man, I am sending you…’”   (Ezekiel 2:2-3)
God asks each of us to do some special work for Him.   He gives us the resources we need to do His work. However, do we listen to God when He calls?  Do we get up on our feet and give our talent to do the work He asks of us? Remember, God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called.


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 4, 5:00 PM † Vic San Gabriel
Sun Jul 5, 9:00 AM † Antonio & Jaime Couto
Sun Jul 5, 11:00 AM Julia C. Aguila – 48th Birthday
Mon Jul 6, 8:15 AM Shiloh C. Nelson -14th Birthday
Tue Jul 7, 8:15 AM † Antonia Gastaldo
Wed Jul 8, 8:15 AM † James Camay
Thu Jul 9, 8:15 AM † Virgilio Amigable Sr.
Fri Jul 10, 9:00 AM Bruno & Anita Ngui-Family Spc Int
Fri Jul 10, 7:00 PM † Eileen Martin
Sat Jul 11, 9:00 AM † Carlos Calica


Anaceto Rabang, Delima Ngui, Sydney Shanti, 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!


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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