Our Lady of Mercy Parish's Bulletin for August 23rd, 2015

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time


Thank you to everyone who helped and sponsored our parish picnic on Tuesday and to those who were present. It has been a happy, fun and successful event.

Our Lady of Mercy Feast Day and Novenas:  Please join us for novenas starting at 6 pm and thereafter fellowship from Sept 15 to 23 for Our Lady of Mercy Feast.  The Feast day will be celebrated on Sept 24 with Mass, Marian Procession and Dinner at 6 pm. To cover the cost, there will be $10/adult and $5/child ticket required for the dinner which are available until September 18.  For those interested to be sponsors for mass intentions, please contact Josie at . Bring your family and friends for this grand event.

Unfiltered Workshop for Men on Internet Pornography. As a follow-up to Man Alive, we’re holding a showing for men of “Unfiltered: Equipping Parents for an Ongoing Conversation about Internet Pornography” on Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 7:30-9:00pm at St. Mary’s Parish, Vancouver (basement). Please RSVP at [email protected] by no later than Monday, Aug. 24.

Marian Pilgrimage to the Grotto Portland. Aquinas Catholic Pilgrimages invites us especially those who are sick to join their forthcoming pilgrimage to the Grotto in Portland from Sep 4 to 6. The cost is $399 per person. Fr. Victor Wiro Patinggi will be the spiritual director. For information and reservation, contact: Teresita 604-868-2354 or [email protected]

Archdiocesan Vocations Fair. Join us on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish Recreation Center, Vancouver for an Archdiocesan Vocations Fair. With 54 religious orders currently serving in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the work they do. Come celebrate the many different religious orders in the diocese, both men and women, followed by Mass in the Church celebrated by Archbishop Miller, CSB. Visit vocationsvancouver.ca for more details.

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 22 5:00 PM † Buenaventura Cainglet-40th Day
Sun Aug 23 9:00 AM † Agnes Tuliao
Sun Aug 23 11:00 AM Mariotto & Burrow Family Int
Mon Aug 24 8:15 AM † Luis Machado
Tue Aug 25 8:15 AM † John Marshall
Wed Aug 26 8:15 AM † Philip Apolinario
Thu Aug 27 8:15 AM † Onofre Evangelista
Fri Aug 28 9:00 AM † Thomas Pagalilauan
Fri Aug 28 7:00 PM Robert & Gisele Cagane-Thksg
Sat Aug 29 9:00 AM Paul & Angela Zong – Sp Int



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 .



“If it does not please you to serve the Lord, decide today whom you will serve…As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”   (Joshua 24:15) 

When we commit to serve the Lord, we must be willing to become a partner in the work of the Lord.  A partner is a person who invests their time, talent and treasure.  If we say we serve God, we must actually do something and not merely talk about it!

Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis

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


St Paul said “Your body is the temple of God‘, how  do you keep it? Learn from these website: