Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for January 24, 2016
* 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time *

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January 24, 2016 *3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time*

 

Our Lady of Mercy School
School Office: (604) 526-7121
Principal: Neva Grout
Email: [email protected]
website: www.ourladyofmercy.ca

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 at 7:00 pm every Thursday 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.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY All
the parish youth from Grade 6 & 7 (Junior) and high school (Senior) are invited for one hour session 4-5pm every Friday in the church basement. Please contact Melanie at 604-441-4953 email: [email protected]

 

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 ).

 
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
Saturday: 9:00am
 
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

WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
5:00 pm : † Mr. & Mrs. Lim Seng
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
9:00 am : † Bonifacio Refollo
11:00 am : † Locretia & Timothe
MONDAY, JANUARY 25
8:15 am : † Harrie Van Tiel
TUESDAY, JANUARY 26
8:15 am : † Kees Romien
11:00 am : † Funeral Mass—Molly Tak (viewing 20 minutes prior to the mass)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27
8:15 am : † Harrie Vanden Hoven
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28
8:15 am : † Morrie Vanlankveld
7:00 pm : † Vigil for Ofelia Concon
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29
9:00 am : † Aaron David
11:00 am : † Funeral Mass—Ofelia Aurora de la Costa-Concon
7:00 pm : † Serapio Sr. & Benito Rodriguez
SATURDAY, JANUARY 30
9:00 am : † Joaquim Branco

 
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
 
 

Weekly Catechism:

CHAPTER TWO

“I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD”
The Son of God Became Man
IV. How Is the Son of God Man?
473 But at the same time, this truly human knowledge of God’s Son expressed the divine life of his person.104 “The human nature of God’s Son, not by itself but by its union with the Word, knew and showed forth in itself everything that pertains to God.”105 Such is first of all the case with the intimate and immediate knowledge that the Son of God made man has of his Father.106 The Son in his human knowledge also showed the divine penetration he had into the secret thoughts of human hearts.107 (240)
474 By its union to the divine wisdom in the person of the Word incarnate, Christ enjoyed in his human knowledge the fullness of understanding of the eternal plans he had come to reveal.108 What he admitted to not knowing in this area, he elsewhere declared himself not sent to reveal.109
Christ’s human will
475 Similarly, at the sixth ecumenical council, Constantinople III in 681, the Church confessed that Christ possesses two wills and two atural operations, divine and human. They are not opposed to each other, but cooperate in such a way that the Word made flesh willed humanly in obedience to his Father all that he had decided divinely with the Father and the Holy Spirit for our salvation.110 Christ’s human will “does not resist or oppose but rather submits to his divine and almighty will.”111 (2008, 2824)
 
 

Year of Mercy Reflections
January 24 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time :
“It is not just ordinary mercy that is needed here. The burden of social and personal wickedness is so grave that an ordinary gesture of love does not suffice for forgiveness. So we invoke the great mercy. This is proportionate to the greatness of God.” -St. John XXIII

 
 

PROJECT ADVANCE THANK-YOU!

Thank you for your generosity and support for Project Advance.
to-date-we-received-pledges
Our parish goal is $60,000. For 2015 year we received  pledges for a total of $54,920from 208 parishioners. Thank you for your generosity and support.
 
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, Eleonora Favaro and Miguel Concon.
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.
 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“Go, eat rich foods and drink sweet drinks, and allot portions to those who had nothing prepared…” (Nehemiah 8:10)

Ezra’s instructions to the people show us that God does not forbid us from enjoying the good things in life, he wants us to be happy! However, He expects us to generously share our blessings with those who are in need, without expecting anything in return
— Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis, https://www.archstl.org/stewardship-overview
 
 

Our deepest sympathy to Anne Dillon
Our deepest sympathy to the Tak family for the loss of their family member Molly Tak who passed away on January 12th and to the Concon family for the loss of Ofelia Aurora de la Costa Concon who passed away on January 16th. Please pray for their souls and the families for strength and peace. For vigil and funeral mass schedules please see the mass schedule on top of this page.

 
 

“ Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven.”
— Pope Francis

 
 

SEMINARY OF CHRIST THE KING VOCATION LIVE-IN
Our Lady of Mercy Parish is inviting all young men (Gr. 7 and above) to attend and join a weekend LIVE-IN at Seminary of Christ the King in Mission on February 12-14 and those who are interested in the priesthood or the life of a religious brother, or those who just want to see for themselves what seminary life is like. Anyone planning to come should fill in the application form available in the church foyer and forward it to: Ralph/Nolisa Guerra (778-898-1220/604-240-1353). Interested person may also directly submit their application form to parish office.

 
 

APPLICATION FOR 2016/2017 AT OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL
If you have a child ready for Kindergarten for the 2016/2017 school year, please fill out the Waiting List Application form and submit to the school office. The forms are available for download from our website www.ourladyofmercy.ca or for pick up at the school office. We will be running a full day kindergarten. Please do not delay as the list fills quickly. The completed forms can be emailed, faxed or dropped off at the school office.
Email: [email protected]
Fax: 604-520-3194
Waiting List Application forms for Grades 1 to 7 are also available for download or for pick up at the school office. Please submit completed forms along with a copy of your child’s most recent report card. Thank you.

 
 

DISCOVER THE POWER OF INNER HEALING
Our parish will have a 3-day seminar on the Power of Inner Healing with Heather MacPhail M.Sc., Ph.D., M.S.W. a Social Worker, Counsellor and Trainer specialized in Trauma Therapy.
Schedules as follow:
Thu, Feb 11th: 6.30pm to 9pm
Fri, Feb 12th: 6.30pm to 9pm
Sat, Feb 13th : 10am to 6pm (end with the 5pm mass in the church)

 
 

40 DAYS FOR LIFE SPRING 2016 CAMPAIGN
From Feb. 10 to March 20, our community will take part in 40 Days for Life, a groundbreaking, coordinated international mobilization. We pray that, with God’s help, this will mark the beginning of the end of abortion in our city — and beyond. Visit 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/vancouver-2/ to sign up on the Vigil Calendar. Be sure to also join us for our Mid Rally Festivities on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 2pm at BC Women’s Health Centre.

 
 

SAVE 10% OFF BURIAL PLOTS UNTIL JANUARY 31st
If you’ve been contemplating making a pre-need burial plan, now is a great time to contact Catholic Cemeteries to take advantage of a 10% discount that applies to inground burial plots and in-ground cremation plots. Offer expires Jan. 31. For more information call 604-531-2141.

 
 

SHARE YOUR STORY OF MERCY
During this Year of Mercy, the Archdiocese of Vancouver hopes to share stories of mercy:
· Have you experienced the Mercy of God in a particular way?
· Have you observed someone extending the Mercy of God to others in a particular way?
· Do you have a story of mercy to tell? Please share your story by submitting it, 500 words or less or in point-form, by email to [email protected]

 
 

MASS OF ANOINTING -WORLD DAY OF THE SICK
Mass of Anointing for World Day of the Sick will be celebrated by Archbishop Michael Miller at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 11th at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 555 Slocan Street in Vancouver. Everyone is welcome to attend. World Day of the Sick was instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1992 when he set aside the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes for this annual celebration. On this day, the sick are encouraged to reflect on the Christian meaning of suffering and to recall God’s health-giving presence. We are also reminded that God often heals and restores life in unexpected ways.

 
 

MASS OF REMEMBRANCE JANUARY 31st
Mass of Remembrance for those family members that have passed away during the month and are buried at Gardens of Gethsemani. Join us on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2:30pm in the Evangelist Chapel. Everyone welcome.

 

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

 

St Paul said “Your body is the temple of God‘, how  do you keep it? Learn from these website:

www.integrityrestored.com
www.theporneffect.com
www.covenanteyes.com
www.fortifyprogram.com

 

PARISH MINISTRY & ORGANIZATION

Sacristan : Alberto (604) 375-2377
Altar Servers : Gustav Jr.  (604) 441-2657
Project Advance : George (778) 251-5800
5:00 pm Mass Choir : Cherry  (604) 553-0226
9:00 am Mass Choir : Mabel (778) 861-3908, 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 : Raphael (604) 500-1848 , Gustav Sr. (604) 600-8913
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults : Thelma (604) 515-9547
Parish Religious Education Program : Marivic (604) 520-6814, (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
Migrant Workers  : Ralph (604) 240-1353
Mustard Seed  : Mario (604) 474-2451