Our Lady of Mercy Parish's Bulletin for August 30th, 2015

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time


Our Lady of Mercy Parish migrant workers in cooperation with the Couples for Christ Migrant Ministry and Mossaic will be conducting an Employment Standards Workshop this Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 1 to 3 pm in the church basement. There will be question and answer session during this free workshop and light refreshment also available afterward. They will be in front of the church after mass and giving out flyers.

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 778-838-6164. Bring your family and friends for this grand event.

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.

The Fourth Annual Archbishop’s Dinner. Join us at the Fourth Annual Archbishop’s Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 29, at Hyatt Regency Vancouver. Tickets are $150 each with approximately $70 receipted as a charitable donation. For more details, visit rcav.org/dinner2015 or contact 604-683-0281.  Please register early; spaces are limited.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults – RCIA , begins on September 17, 2015 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-vancouver-bc-our-lady-of-mercy-parish-burnaby-30-august-2015.pngProject 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 29 5:00 PM † Celso Umali Balanay
Sun Aug 30 9:00 AM † Leticia Gundayao
Sun Aug 30 11:00 AM † Fernando Frias
Mon Aug 31 8:15 AM † Antonio & Maria Machado
Tue Sep 1 8:15 AM † Margaret Cunha
Wed Sep 2 8:15 AM † Eduardo & Maria Freitas
Thu Sep 3 8:15 AM † William Lawrence
Fri Sep 4 9:00 AM † Jesse S. Corrales
Fri Sep 4 7:00 PM Virgilio Amigable-Spc Int
Sat Sep 5 9:00 AM † Marcelo & Epifania Paner


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 .


“Be doers of the word and not hearers only…”   (James 1:22) 

What do you do to live God’s word? Do you share your time in prayer with God? Do you use your talent to help those in need? Are you generous with your financial resources? If not, what are you waiting for?
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