Our Lady of Mercy Parish's Bulletin for August 2nd 2015

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time


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]

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 – 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 Aug 1 5:00 PM † Kate Pasula
Sun Aug 2 9:00 AM † Zamperoni Basso
Sun Aug 2 11:00 AM Emily – Thanksgiving
Mon Aug 3 9:00 AM † Neil MacLachlan – DA
Tue Aug 4 8:15 AM Marie Piche – Thanksgiving
Wed Aug 5 8:15 AM † Begonia Wearing
Thu Aug 6 8:15 AM † Fu Tat Fong
Fri Aug 7 9:00 AM † Antonia Gastaldo
Fri Aug 7 7:00 PM † Jesse S. Corrales
Sat Aug 8 9:00 AM † Remedies Moncada


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 .


Each day the people are to go out and gather their daily portion; thus will I test them, to see whether they follow my instructions or not.”     (Exodus 16:4)
When the Israelites gathered more than their daily portion of manna, the surplus became wormy and rotten.  In the same way today, God calls us to be content with a fair portion and to be willing to share the rest.
(Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis)

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