January 17, 2016 *2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time*
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 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 – 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 – 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
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 16
5:00 pm : † Presentacion & Pilar Nadela
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
9:00 am : † Bernard & Elisabeth Böhmer
11:00 am : † Miguel Dublan Sr.
MONDAY, JANUARY 18
8:15 am : † Amando Calica
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19
8:15 am : Agnes Suh
11:00 am : † Funeral Mass — Anne Dillon
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20
8:15 am : † Ben & Riet Böhmer
THURSDAY, JANUARY 21
8:15 am : † Sjany Jansen
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22
9:00 am : † Jerry Van Blankers
7:00 pm : † Mary Locretia Munkwa-1st B’day
SATURDAY, JANUARY 23
9:00 am : † Iynte De Wolff
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
“I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD”
The Son of God Became Man
IV. How Is the Son of God Man?
470 Because “human nature was assumed, not absorbed,”97 in the mysterious union of the Incarnation, the Church was led over the course of centuries to confess the full reality of Christ’s human soul, with its operations of intellect and will, and of his human body.
In parallel fashion, she had to recall on each occasion that Christ’s human nature belongs, as his own, to the divine person of the Son of God, who assumed it. Everything that Christ is and does in this nature derives from “one of the Trinity.” The Son of God therefore communicates to his humanity his own personal mode of existence in the Trinity. In his soul as in his body, Christ thus expresses humanly the divine ways of the Trinity:98 (516, 626, 2599)
The Son of God… worked with human hands; he thought with a human mind. He acted with a human will, and with a human heart he loved. Born of the Virgin Mary, he has truly been made one of us,
like to us in all things except sin.99
Christ’s soul and his human knowledge
471 Apollinarius of Laodicaea asserted that in Christ the divine Word had replaced the soul or spirit. Against this error the Church confessed that the eternal Son also assumed a rational, human soul.100 (363)
472 This human soul that the Son of God assumed is endowed with a true human knowledge. As such, this knowledge could not in itself be unlimited: it was exercised in the historical conditions of his existence in space and time. This is why the Son of God could, when he became man, “increase in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man,”101 and would even have to inquire for himself about what one in the human condition can learn only from experience.102 This corresponded to the reality of his voluntary emptying of himself, taking “the form of a slave.”103
Year of Mercy Reflections
“As (the Church) makes many efforts in this direction (at Christian unity), the Church confesses with humility that only that love which if more powerful than the weakness of human divisions can definitely bring about that unity which Christ implored…” – St. John Paul the Great
PROJECT ADVANCE THANK-YOU!
Thank you for your generosity and support for Project Advance.
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.
“To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (1 Corinthians 12:7)
St. Paul tells us that God has blessed each of us for a reason. How has God blessed you? Are you using your gifts according to God’s plan; helping to do His work here on earth? Remember that if you don’t do the work God planned for you, no one else can do it.
— Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis, https://www.archstl.org/stewardship-overview
Our deepest sympathy to Anne Dillon
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of our long time parishioner Anne Dillon who passed away on Friday, January 8th 2016. Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday, Jan 19 at 11am. Please pray for her soul and the family for strength and peace.
“ Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven.”
— Pope Francis
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]
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.
OLM SCOUTS – Get Going. Get Scouting!
Join in on the fun and discover new experiences along the way! Girls and boys aged 8-13 are invited to attend our Open House on Sunday, January 17, 1-2 pm at Our Lady of Mercy School Gym. We will share with you what Scouting is all about! Youth will join the meeting for games, crafts, activities and fun. Parents and Guardians can meet with volunteers and staff to learn more about the program or join in on the fun. To find out more, please contact Dennis Kwan at [email protected] or 778-836-1725
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)
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]
SILENT LIVE-IN RETREAT FOR WOMEN
Interested in discerning a call to Religious Life? Join the Sisters of the Child Jesus for a silent live-in retreat for women interested in religious life. Friday, Feb. 5 at 7pm to Sunday, Feb. 7 at 3 pm. For more information or to register, contact Sister Denece at 604-985-4872 at [email protected] or Sister Linda at 604-936-2875 at [email protected] Space is limited so register early.
MASS OF ANOINTING -WORLD DAY OF THE SICK
To mark World Day of the Sick, the annual Mass of Anointing celebrated by Archbishop Miller will be held Thurs, Feb. 11, at 11am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Vancouver. rcav.org/mass-for-world-day-of-the-sick/
40 HOURS DEVOTION
Join various parishes within the Archdiocese of Vancouver for the Solemn Annual Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The 40 Hours Devotion is a continuous prayer made before the Blessed Sacrament in solemn exposition. With a focus of this devotion on the Holy Eucharist, this devotion provides a wonderful opportunity for the spiritual growth of each person and the parish as a whole. Visit rcav.org/40hours
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 & ORGANIZATION
Sacristan : Alberto
Altar Servers : Gustav Jr.
Project Advance : George
5:00 pm Mass Choir : Cherry
9:00 am Mass Choir : Mabel , 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 : Raphael , 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
Migrant Workers : Ralph
Mustard Seed : Mario