Our Lady of Mercy Parish's Bulletin for August 16th, 2015

20th Sunday in Ordinary 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. 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. You won’t want to miss it!

In order to celebrate the precious gift of concecrated life and help families, and particularly young people, to appreciate what we have in our local Church through the concecrated life, there will be an Archdiocesan Vocations Fair on September 20, 2015, with participation of all different religious orders in the Archdiocese. The Fair will be held at Saint Patrick’s Parish Hall in Vancouver from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and concluding with Holy Mass with Archbishop Miller at 5:00 pm in Saint Patrick’s church.

Halt distribution of the RU-486 abortion pill. Archbishop J. Michael Miller is inviting Catholics to join him in asking federal Health Minster Rona Ambrose to intervene to halt distribution of the RU-486 abortion pill. Her email address is [email protected] Letters can also be sent to her postage free: Health Minister Rona Ambrose, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.  K1A 0A6. For more information visit rcav.org/ru-486/.

Share your views on doctor-assisted suicide. The federal government has launched a consultation process on doctor-assisted suicide. It will conduct public consultations and receive online submissions before proposing legislative options this fall. Archbishop J. Michael Miller invites Catholics to submit their views on this critical subject and sign up for notifications on the consultation process at ep-ce.ca/en/consultation. Please stand in defence of human life from conception to natural end.

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

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) If your child does not attend a Catholic school and wishes to receive the sacraments that is 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.




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 Aug 15 5:00 PM † Giuseppe Facchin
Sun Aug 16 9:00 AM † Maria Calica
Sun Aug 16 11:00 AM † Virginia Mecalando
Mon Aug 17 8:15 AM † Antonio Chavez
Tue Aug 18 8:15 AM † Florencio Ocampo
Wed Aug 19 8:15 AM † Remigio Lintan
Thu Aug 20 8:15 AM Theresa Rivera-Thanksgiving
Fri Aug 21 9:00 AM † Lewis Machado
Fri Aug 21 7:00 PM † Antonio Chavez – 40th day
Sat Aug 22 9:00 AM † Villana Rivero


Anaceto Rabang, Delima Ngui, Sydney Shanti, Joveno Labandelo, Jean Lopez, Marie Piche
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 .


Watch carefully then how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise…”   (Ephesians 5:15)

A wise person recognizes that all we have comes from God.  A wise person thanks God every day for all His many blessings.  A wise person realizes that God has blessed us for a reason and He wants us to be partners with Him in His work here on earth.
(Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis)

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


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