28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
We’ve just celebrated two big events, the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy and the Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition. May these two events inspire us to appreciate and to live our faith more. Again, I would like to thank all of you who have taken part in these events and continue to support the next coming events in 2016, such as Food Bank Drive, Fr. Rob Galea’s concert, the talk with Fr. Jacques Philippe etc., as we are going to celebrate our 75th Anniversary in 2016. Please pray for all events that we are holding in order to build a strong and faithful community.
Sincerely in Christ,
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 604-515-9547.
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 604-520-6814 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, OCTOBER 10
5:00 pm † Alfred de Souza
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
9:00 am † Norman Joseph Almeida
11:00 am Zion Corrales Nelson
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
9:00 am Ramos & de Castro Families
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13
8:15 am † Lourdes Villanueva
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14
8:15 am Michaela Kim
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
8:15 am Norberto Orcullo – Thanksgiving
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16
9:00 am † Ambrosia Costales
7:00 pm † Joaquim Mariano D’Sa
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17
9:00 am † Ricardo & Calixta Semblante
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, Jean Lopez, Lourdes Andal, 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.
“It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:25)
Jesus uses tough language that we may not want to hear. But, we are all called to be generous with all our gifts. Not just the ones we pick and choose, but all our gifts: our time in prayer to God, our talent in participating in parish ministries and our treasure supporting our local parish and other charities.
— Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis, https://www.archstl.org/stewardship-overview
I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
449 By attributing to Jesus the divine title “Lord,” the first confessions of the Church’s faith affirm from the beginning that the power, honor, and glory due to God the Father are due also to Jesus, because “he was in the form of God,”65 and the Father manifested the sovereignty of Jesus by raising him from the dead and exalting him into his glory.66 (461, 653)
450 From the beginning of Christian history, the assertion of Christ’s lordship over the world and over history has implicitly recognized that man should not submit his personal freedom in an absolute manner to any earthly power, but only to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Caesar is not “the Lord.”67 “The Church… believes that the key, the center, and the purpose of the whole of man’s history is to be found in its Lord and Master.”68 (668-672, 2242)
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 $37,972 , from 160 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.
SUNDAY CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
Simplified Sunday readings and explanation for children aged 3-7. LWC is offered during Sunday Masses (9am and 11am ).
ALL SOULS DAY ENVELOPES
are now available in the church foyer. Kindly write the name of only one deceased person on each envelope and put it into the basket provided in front of the altar. Also, please write your own name etc. in the space provided at the end. Thank you.
ST. TERESA OF AVILA’S 5TH CENTENARY CELEBRATION!
Come and join on Saturday, October 17, at St. Edmund’s Parish, North Vancouver.
Conference starts with Mass at 9:00. Talks include “The Carmelite Tradition of Prayer According to St. Teresa” and “The Relevance of St. Teresa of Avila Today”
Register FREE today at [email protected] Includes light lunch. Hurry, seats are limited!
HEALING OUR FAMILIES SEMINAR
with Fr. Elias Vella and Diana Mascarenhas will be held in St. Cyril and Methodius Parish, New Westminster on October 23-24 as follow:
Friday 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm and Saturday 9:00am – 6:00pm. Mass: Saturday 9:00 am ; Adoration: Saturday 5:00 pm
Cost: $ 45 pp.
Register/more info: . Refreshments: Coffee will be served, bring your own lunch.
is preparing for several upcoming events including Hallowtide beginning Oct. 31. A Time to Remember, a Time to Pray, and a Time to Give Thanks is our mission as we are called to remember, pray and give thanks for the Holy Souls during the month of November.
If you have any questions please contact Terry Whiteley at Catholic Cemeteries 604-531-2141
ALL HALLOWS’ EVE
Beginning of the Triduum
Join us for a prayer vigil in the Evangelist Chapel and a walkabout in the candlelit cemetery for additional prayers at our various saint statues. Candles will be available for purchase that can be placed on the graves. Visit rccav.org/remember for more details. Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7pm, Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey.
ALL SAINTS’ DAY
On the 2nd day of the Hallowtide Triduum, please join us for an All Saints evening Mass held in the Evangelist Chapel. Experience the glow of the candlelit cemetery, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and cookies. Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7pm, Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey.
ALL SOULS’ DAY
On the 3rd day of the Hallowtide Triduum, please join us for All Souls’ Day mass in the Evangelist Chapel. Candles available for purchase that can be placed on the graves of your loved one. Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller. Seats limited, so please be sure to register (Max. 4 tickets per family). For more details or to register for the event, please visit rccav.org/remember Monday, Nov. 2, at 6:30pm, Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey.
OUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH MIGRANT WORKERS
in cooperation with the Couples for Christ Migrant Ministry and Mossaic will present a free work shop seminar with topic: “New Canadian Citizenship Application Rules” on Sunday, October 25, 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.
ANNUAL WHITE MASS
A special Mass for all health care providers and their families celebrated by Archbishop Miller. Please join us in prayer for protection of conscience. Friday, October 30, at 7pm, St. Augustine’s Church, Vancouver. Reception to follow (cash donations welcome). For more info, contact Judy Talas at 604-430-2712 or Dr. Toni Parsons at [email protected] or visit
SAINT PETER’S ANNUAL BAZAAR
Saturday, October 17 from 9am-3pm at 330 Royal Ave. New Westminster. Come and join us for a fun-filled day and support the parish.
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY COURSE
Come and discover God’s original design for us, our call to holiness, and our destiny with him in heaven. Instructor: Fr. Alan Boisclair, BA, MDiv, STL (Marriage and the Family) Sept. 14 to Dec 14 Mondays (except Sept. 21, Oct. 12, Nov. 16) 7-9:15pm,
Our Lady of Fatima, Coquitlam; Sept.15 to Dec 8 Tuesdays (except Sept. 22, Nov. 17) 7-9:15pm, St. Augustine, Vancouver; Sept. 16 to Dec 16 Wednesdays (except Sept. 23, Nov. 11, 18) 7-9:15pm, St. Nicholas, Langley
THE 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 parish office.
Please register early; spaces are limited.
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
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Parish Ministry & Organizations
Altar Servers : Gustav Jr. (604) 441-2657
Project Advance : George, chair (778) 251-5800
5:00 pm Mass Choir : Cherry (604) 553-0226
9:00 am Mass Choir : Roy (778) 861-3908
11:00 am Mass Choir : Charles (604) 522-2248
Children’s Liturgy : Corsaire (604) 377-9625
Youth Ministry : Melanie (604) 441-4953
Bible Study : Jude (778) 847-9714
Catholic Women’s League : Elaine (604) 525-7048
Knights of Columbus : Gustav Sr. (604) 600-8913
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults : Thelma (604) 515-9547
Parish Religious Education Program : Marivic (604) 525-8843
Legion of Mary (English) : Terri (604) 526-1431
Legion of Mary (Spanish) : Alondra (604) 522-3112
Legion of Mary (Junior-English) : Ferdeliza (604) 522-3292
Couples for Christ : Gerry (778) 861-1856
Handmaids of the Lord : Bennie (604) 437-5377
Opus Dei (Ladies) : Melanie (778) 847-4247
Opus Dei (Gents) : John (778) 837-1753
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul : Brad (604) 525-2350