26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
We just celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Mercy and I was impressed by your love for our Lady, despite of the rainfall you still came to celebrate with enthusiasm. I would like to thank again the committee of this event and each individual who had dedicated this event with their time, talent and financial support. In my homily I reminded you that each of you should give thank to Christ who has given you a generous heart and you had put it into practice. Moreover, be reminded that as our Lady was with her son on the cross and she would always be with you in the time of trials. Therefore, let each of us continue to serve the Lord with full of gratitude and always be reminded of the support of our Blessed Mother in every day of our life especially in time of sorrows.
Sincerely in Christ,
EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES OF THE WORLD EXHIBITION
Will be displayed at Our Lady of Mercy School Gym from October 2 to 5 with DVD Showing in the Church Basement.
The opening mass will be officiated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller on Friday, October 2 at 9am.
- Exhibition hours:
October 2 to 4: 10am-4pm and 6pm-9pm.
October 5: 10am-4pm and closing mass at 6pm.
- Presentations (at church):
Oct 2, 8:00pm : “Holy Angels and Eucharist” by Fr. John Horgan
Oct 4, 1:00pm : “The Eucharist: The Real Presence, Without a Doubt!” by Graham Osborne
Adoration: October 4, 3pm by PS98 Music Ministry
This event is free and open to the public. For those who wish to make a donation to the Eucharistic Miracles of the World Exhibition, donation envelopes are available for cash or cheques payable to Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Thank you for your support!
Our Lady of Mercy School
School Office: (604) 526-7121
Principal: Neva Grout
Email: [email protected]
RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults)
RCIA is for you if you are an adult in need of Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation or just want to know more about your Catholic Faith. We are now accepting registrations and inquiries. Please email [email protected] or call Thelma at . Session begins on Thursday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the church basement.
PREP (Classes for Children in Public School)
Registration forms for 2015-16 are NOW AVAILABLE in the parish office. Classes ongoing on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Marivic at – or email: [email protected] for information.
Sunday Mass Schedule :
Saturday Mass of Anticipation: 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am and 11:00am
Weekday Mass Schedule :
Monday -Thursday: 8:15am
Friday : 9:00am and 7:00pm
Public Holidays : 9:00 am
Indonesian Mass: 6:30 pm (1st & 3rd Saturday of the month)
Filipino Mass: 7:00 pm (1st Sunday of the month)
Confession: 30 minutes prior to Masses or upon request.
Perpetual Adoration Chapel: Open every day. For more information, please call the parish office.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday: 9:45am 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.
The Sacrament of Marriage: At least six months notice must be given to the Pastor
The Sacrament of Baptism: Parish families who wish to have a child baptized should be registered in the parish. Please visit the Parish Office to register. Mandatory attendance of Preparation Class for parents and godparents. Class is held every last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. (Note: Baptisms are scheduled on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 12:30 pm)
WEEKLY MASS INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
5:00 pm Gaudencio Rivera
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
9:00 am † Zamperoni Basso
11:00 am † Onofre Evangelista
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
8:15 am Mr. & Mrs. Romeo Malvar
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
8:15 am † Rommel Michael Malvar
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
8:15 am † Carlos Sarmiento
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
8:15 am † Hin Fong
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2
9:00 am † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00 pm † Estrelita Nuguit
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3
9:00 am † Theresa Balanay
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
Prayers for the Sick
In your prayers, please remember the sick: Anaceto Rabang, Delima Ngui, Sydney Shanti, Joveno Labandelo, Jean Lopez, Marie Piche, Lourdes Andal and Mery Kuntjoro.
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.
“Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to Christ, amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.” (Mark 9:41)
Does your life reflect the life of Jesus? Remember, we were made in His image. We tend to forget this. When others see you, do they see the face of Jesus? When you look at others, do you see the face of Jesus in them?
— Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis
I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
III. The Only Son of God
445 After his Resurrection, Jesus’ divine sonship becomes manifest in the power of his glorified humanity. He was “designated Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his Resurrection from the dead.”57 The apostles can confess: “We have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”58 (653)
446 In the Greek translation of the Old Testament, the ineffable Hebrew name YHWH, by which God revealed himself to Moses,59 is rendered as Kyrios, “Lord.” From then on, “Lord” becomes the more usual name by which to indicate the divinity of Israel’s God. The New Testament uses this full sense of the title “Lord” both for the Father and—what is new—for Jesus, who is thereby recognized as God Himself.60 (209)
PROJECT ADVANCE THANK-YOU!
Thank you for your generosity and support for Project Advance.
Our parish goal is $60,000. To date we received pledges for a total of $33,589 , from 146 parishioners. If you have not contributed yet, please consider giving today and bring Christ’s presence to all. We will be accepting your donations until the end of December. You can easily give by submitting your donations: online at www.rcav.org/giving (designate our parish), in person at the parish office, or by mail. You can also place your clearly marked pledges in the Sunday collection basket.
OUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH MIGRANT WORKERS
in cooperation with the Couples for Christ Migrant Ministry and Mossaic will be conducting a free work shop seminar with topic: “Family Sponsorship” on Sunday, September 27, 1 – 3 pm at School Gym. We invite everyone to attend this event. There will be question and answer session during the workshop. Light refreshment provided afterward.
ST FRANCIS DE SALES in Burnaby will be hosting a LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR , a 7 weeks program, designed to lead participants into a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ, through the Holy Spirit starting on Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30pm.
Collection for the needs of the Syrian refugees
Archbishop Miller has approved an emergency collection Oct. 4 for the needs of the Syrian refugees. You may use blank envelopes or parish general purpose envelopes, but cheques should be made payable to the parish.
ALL SAINTS PARISH in Coquitlam will have 20th Annual Marian Procession and Living Rosary in Honour of Our Lady of the Rosary on Friday, October 2. Beginning with Benediction at 6:45pm, Holy Mass at 7pm and immediately following Mass, the assembly of faithful will process around the All Saints Parish and Queen of All Saints school grounds, while praying the rosary in multiple languages ( 27 languages/dialects). . At the end of the evening, everyone is invited to the parish centre for refreshment.
CALLED & GIFTED WORKSHOP
Parish leaders are especially encouraged to attend. Friday, Oct. 2, from 7–9:30pm, and Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9am–4pm at Rosemary Heights Retreat Centre, Surrey. Cost: $100 per participant (includes workshop materials, snacks and lunch on Saturday).
LET’S MAKE CANADA A CLIMATE LEADER!
In December, world leaders will be meeting in Paris at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) to negotiate a binding and universal agreement on the world’s climate. For this agreement to be effective at avoiding future climate-related disasters, the global temperature can’t rise more than 2°C over the coming years. Please sign Development and Peace’s Action Card or take action by signing the petition on line at devp.org/climateofchange
Please remember your parish when you make your will (estate). Thank You!
Domestic Abuse Services: Help Line 604.640.7549
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Parish Ministry & Organizations
Altar Servers : Gustav Jr.
Project Advance : George, chair
5:00 pm Mass Choir : Cherry
9:00 am Mass Choir : Roy
11:00 am Mass Choir : Charles
Children’s Liturgy : Corsaire
Youth Ministry : Melanie
Bible Study : Jude
Catholic Women’s League : Elaine
Knights of Columbus : Gustav Sr.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults : Thelma
Parish Religious Education Program : Marivic
Legion of Mary (English) : Terri
Legion of Mary (Spanish) : Alondra
Legion of Mary (Junior-English) : Ferdeliza
Couples for Christ : Gerry
Handmaids of the Lord : Bennie
Opus Dei (Ladies) : Melanie
Opus Dei (Gents) : John
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul : Brad