29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pope Francis invited us to discern the roots of any given situation, because in the life of faith temptations always return, the Evil Spirit never tires. The Evil One is hidden, he comes with his very educated friends, knocks at the door, asks for permission, comes in, and lives with that person. Drop by drop, he gives him instructions on how to do things with relativism. Anesthetize the conscience. This is a great evil. When the Evil Spirit succeeds in anesthetizing the conscience, it is then he can claim a true victory, for he has become the master of that conscience. What can one do against such attacks? Watchfulness. The Church counsels us to always make an examination of conscience: what happened today in my heart because of this? Discernment, from where do these comments, words, teachings come? Who says this? Let us ask the Lord for this grace: the grace of discernment and of watchfulness.
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 2015-2016 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 17
5:00 pm † Antonio Mostorino
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18
9:00 am † Leoncia Obleada – 12th DA
11:00 am † Gisela Rabold
MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
8:15 am † Soegijanto Oey – 6th DA
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20
8:15 am † Jose G. Macapinlac
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
8:15 am † Agnes Tuliao
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
8:15 am † Lai Hon Bun Peter
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
9:00 am Nita Buenafe – Thanksgiving
7:00 pm † Faustino de Souza
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24
9:00 am † Pantaleon & Romeo Talaugon
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, Marie Piche, Jean Lopez, Lourdes Andal.
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.
“For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
If you held a mirror up to your life, would it reflect God’s love and grace? If you are struggling with this, try changing your attitude from “I want more” to “thank you God for everything you have given me, I have enough to share”. This change in perspective will bring you joy through service to others.
— Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis, https://www.archstl.org/stewardship-overview
I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
451 Christian prayer is characterized by the title “Lord,” whether in the invitation to prayer (“The Lord be with you.”), its conclusion (“through Christ our Lord”), or the exclamation full of trust and hope: Maran atha (“Our Lord, come!”), or Marana tha (“Come, Lord!”) — “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!”69 (2664-2665, 2817)
452 The name Jesus means “God saves.” The child born of the Virgin Mary is called Jesus, “for he will save his people from their sins” (Mt 1:21): “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
453 The title “Christ” means “Anointed One” (Messiah). Jesus is the Christ, for “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power” (Acts 10:38). He was the one “who is to come” (Lk 7:19), the object of “the hope of Israel” (Acts 28:20).
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 $39,222 , from 165 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.
OUR LADY OF MERCY CELEBRATES 75 YEARS AS A FAITH COMMUNITY IN 2016
A brief history of its humble beginnings using old photographs and news clippings can be viewed at https://vimeo/channels/ourladyofmercy. Posters will be displayed next year for your viewing.
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.
THE MYSTICAL BODY OF CHRIST: A PERSONAL JOURNEY
Come and join us for our Morning of Recollection at Madonna House. A time of prayer and reflection.
We will meet at St. John the Apostle parish (5457 Trafalgar St. Vancouver) on Saturday, October 24 from 9:30am – noon. Call 604-267-1757 or e-mail [email protected]
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
ST. JUDE’S PARISH, VANCOUVER
invites you to attend “The Beatitudes” Mission Talk with Fr. Craig Scott which begin on Sunday, Oct 25 at 5pm mass and continues Oct 26, 27 and 28 at 7pm.
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