February 28th, 2016 * 3rd Sunday of Lent *
Once again I would like to remind you about our Parish Lenten Recollection with Fr. Remi Liando, SSCC from Rome on March 1-3 at 7 pm at the church. He is very systematic in his teaching and we certainly will learn a lot from him about St. Damien of Molokai from him since he comes from the same order of St. Damien. Also we have the Lenten talk every Friday at 7.30 pm at the school gym with the priests from our archdiocese. Please also support our fundraising with the Fr. Rob Galea concert on March 6 at 1.30 pm at the St. Thomas More Collegiate gym to support our refugee project. Please invite as many of your family and friends to join the activities in our parish and I thank you for your support and participation.
Sincerely in Christ,
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 SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27
5:00 pm : † Rafael – 1st Death Anniversary
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28
9:00 am : Elaine Tan – Thanksgiving
11:00 am : De Souza Family Intentions
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29
8:15 am : † Ann Dillon
TUESDAY, MARCH 1
8:15 am : Joan & Rommel de la Resma
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2
8:15 am : Maribeth Malvar – Thanksgiving
THURSDAY, MARCH 3
8:15 am : Romeo & Fredeswinda Malvar
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
9:00 am : † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00 pm : † Michael Kim
SATURDAY, MARCH 5
9:00 am : † Cesar P. Dos Santos
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
Our deepest sympathy to Sangalang families for the loss of their family member Eugenia Sangalang who passed away on February 18th and to Ante family for the passing away of Sebastian Ante on February 24th .
Vigil will be on Monday, Feb 29 at 6 pm and funeral mass on Tuesday, March 1 at 11 am. Please pray for their souls and the families for peace and strength.
Year of Mercy Reflections
“How great is the power of Merciful Love, which, we await until Christ has put all his enemies under his feet, completely overcoming sin and destroying death as his last enemy!” — St. John Paul the Great
Prayers for the Sick
In your prayers, please remember the sick:Anaceto Rabang, Delima Ngui, Sydney Shanti, Joveno Labandelo, Lourdes Andal, Eleonora Favaro and Miguel Concon, Claude Chiasson.
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.
FRIDAY SCHEDULE DURING LENTEN SEASON
9:00 am : Morning Mass followed by Adoration
3:00 pm : Chaplet of Divine Mercy
6:00 pm : Benediction
6:30 pm : Way of the Cross
7:00 pm : Evening Mass
2016 LENTEN TALK SERIES -JESUS’ WILDERNESS TIME
Come and join us every Friday 7:30 pm to 9:30 at the school gym.
Feb 26 – A Time of Dependence, By Rev. Craig Scott (St. Clare of Assisi, Coquitlam)
Mar 4 – A Time of Doubt, By Rev. Rudolf d’Souza OCD (Guardian Angels, Vancouver)
Mar 11 – A Time of Comfort, By Rev. Justin Huang (St. Anthony of Padua, Vancouver)
Mar 18 – A Time of New Beginnings, By Rev. James Kairu (St. Joseph, Langley)
LENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE
There will be Lent Penitential Service at our church on Wednesday, March 9 at 7 pm.
FOOD BANK DRIVE
During the season of Lent, we will be collecting for the Food Bank. Please drop off your non-perishable food donation in the church foyer.
ONE CONFERENCE 2016: IN THE FATHER’S MERCY
The Jubilee Year of Mercy is upon us, and this year’s ONE Conference submerges us In the Father’s Mercy. Angèle Regnier, co-founder of Catholic Christian Outreach, will speak on how forgiveness can release one from bitterness and resentment. Ken Yasinski, one of Canada’s most sought-after Catholic speakers, experienced a close encounter with death that inspired him to refocus his life on things that matter. Gwendoline Allison, principal of Foy Allison Law in West Vancouver, teaches us how to work in a concrete fashion to effect real and substantial change. Join us Saturday, March 5, from 9am-5:30pm. Register today: rcav.org/one or at any parish.
LENTEN RECOLLECTION WITH FR. REMI LIANDO, SSCC
Make your Lenten observance more fruitful by coming to Lenten Recollection at our church on Tue-Thu, March 1-3 at 7 pm Theme : St. Damien of Molokai and Mercy
Presented By: Fr. Remi Liando SSCC, General Secretary & General Procurator of SSCC, General Curia, Rome, Italy.
There will be an Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Devotion to the Sacred of Jesus and Mary and Benediction each day. SSCC: Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and of the Perpetual Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar is a Roman Catholic religious institute of brothers, priests, and nuns.
REV. ROB GALEA FUNDRAISING CONCERT
Rev. Rob Galea from Australia has been known for his gospel music and performance in two World Youth Day Events, Sidney in 2008 and Madrid in 2011. Rev. Galea will be hosting a concert in our parish at St. Thomas More Collegiate Gym on Sunday, March 6 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Youth from various ages are also invited to attend a free talk with Rev. Rob Galea before the concert at Our Lady of Mercy Gym from 10:00 am to 10:45 am. Concert tickets are available to purchase after mass at $15 each. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Catholic Syrian Refugees that our Parish is sponsoring. For those who wish to make any kind of donation or to volunteer please contact OLM Migrant and Refugee Coordinator Ralph/ Nolisa Guerra at .
THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA
This is a retreat in daily life for persons who wish to grow spiritually, to discover Christ’s call in their life more clearly (no matter what stage of life they are in now) and an encouragement to respond to that call with greater love. For more info and to register: contact the Jesuit Spirituality Apostolate of Vancouver via email [email protected] or phone (778) 806-4378. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited and Application deadline is March 31. This program is held in 2 Parts from 2016 -2017 (May – mid-June & October to end of April). The registration fee is $100 for Parts 1 & 2 (bursaries available).
DONATIONS FOR SYRIAN FAMILY
We are looking for household items to help set up home for our sponsored Syrian family. If you are able to help,
please contact Chiara Ubertino at 647-708-4624
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
Hosted by CWL SFDS on Friday, March 4 at 1 pm at St. Francis De Sales. This year’s service written by women of Cuba.
We are very bless to have Prof. Brook Herbert, who teaches Bible in the Catholic Pacific College to give a free bible study in our parish. Starting March 7 from 2-3pm the Children Room, the next classes will be announced in the class. Please bring Catholic bible and a note book and a pen
SPRING GARDENERS’ PARTY
Please join us for our 17th annual Spring Gardeners’ Party, Thursday, March 10 from 6 – 9 pm, at STMC in the cafeteria. Come and learn more about growing garden fresh fruit and veggies from experts. Admission is free, but please bring along a donation of non-perishable food for the Food Bank. Contact: [email protected]
ST. JOSEPH’S PARISH MISSION WITH FR. LUCIEN LARRE
March 5 & 6 – Introductory Mission Sermon ‘The Most Important Decision in Life’.
March 7 to 10 daily :
MASS at 6:30 pm
MISSION TALKS at 7pm
CONFESSIONS at 12-1pm & 4-6:25pm,
ROSARY 6:10 pm
– Mon. Clinging to Faith in a Godless Society
– Tues. Maintaining Hope in Hopeless Situations
– Wed. Building a Loving Home in A Selfish Society
– Thur. Bringing Love to a Violent, Hateful Society
LENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE 2016
All Services begin at 7:00 pm,
Tuesday, March 1st : St. Clare of Assisi, Coquitlam
Tuesday, March 8th : St. Luke’s, Maple Ridge
Wednesday, March 9th : Our Lady of Mercy, Burnaby
Thursday, March 10th : Our Lady of Lourdes, Coquitlam
Sunday, March 13th : Our Lady of the Assumption, Port Coquitlam
Tuesday, March 15th : Sts. Cyril & Methodius, New Westminster
Tuesday, March 15th : St. Patrick’s, Maple Ridge
Wednesday, March 16th : All Saints, Coquitlam;
Wednesday, March 16th : Holy Spirit, New Westminster
Thursday, March 17th : St. Peter’s, New Westminster;
Thursday, March 17th : St. Joseph’s, Port Moody
Sunday, March 20th : St. Michael’s, Burnaby
Monday, March 21st : St. Francis de Sales, Burnaby
Tuesday, March 22nd : Our Lady of Fatima, Coquitlam
PRO-LIFE ROSARY AT ST. PETER’S PARISH
There will be a Pro-Life Rosary every Wednesday after the Noon Mass from Feb 10 to Mar 16, instead of once a month. Info: www.40daysforlife.com.
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