Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for March 13th, 2016
* 5th Sunday of Lent *

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March 13, 2016 * 5th Sunday of Lent *

 
Dear Parishioners,
We’ve just finished one of our 75th anniversary events that was the Fr. Rob Galea Concert last Sunday, March 6 and I thank to all of you who have supported this event, special thanks to Ralph and Nolisa Guerra together with the Couple for Christ team and Susan Silveira and STM School for allowing us to use their gym. We still have one more week before we enter the Holy Week, those who had not have a chance to come for confession, the confession is available at 7 pm on Thursday March 17 at St Peter , NW and St Joseph, Port Moody. Also please don’t forget to attend the last Lenten Talk by Fr. James Kairu on March 18 at 7.30 pm at the OLM gym. Have a fruitful Lenten observance.

Sincerely in Christ,
Father Nicolas
 

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 SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS

SATURDAY, MARCH 12
5:00 pm : † Heng Yu Mok
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
9:00 am : † Tan Bong Soo – 5th Death Anniversary
11:00 am : De Souza Family Intentions
MONDAY, MARCH 14
8:15 am : Florentino Cabreza’s Birthday
TUESDAY, MARCH 15
8:15 am : † Fortunato Rausa
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
8:15 am : Amparo Cabreza – 86th Birthday
THURSDAY, MARCH 17
8:15 am : Felix & Maria Orcullo -29th Wedding Anniversary
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
9:00 am : Mae Corrales Nicholls
7:00 pm : † Gabriel Suh
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
9:00 am : † Corrado Gastaldo – DA

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

Schedule for HOLY WEEK March 19th to March 27th, 2016

DayEvents
Saturday, March 24th5:00 PM : Palm Sunday Mass
Sunday, March 25th9:00 AM : Palm Sunday Mass
11:00 AM : Palm Sunday Mass
Thursday, March 29th(No Morning Mass)
Holy Thursday
7.00 PM : Mass of the Lord’s Supper,
Washing of the feet


8:00 PM -12:00 AM : Adoration
March 30th
(Fast & Abstinence)
(No Morning Mass)
1:00 pm : Station of the Cross
3:00 PM : Good Friday Mass
(Passion of Our Lord)
      + Followed by :
        Divine Mercy Novena
Saturday, March 31st(No Morning Mass)

Holy Saturday Mass:

8:00 PM : Divine Mercy Novena
9.00 PM : Easter Vigil
(Attending this service
would fulfill your
Sunday obligation)
April 1stEaster Sunday

9:00 AM : Easter Mass I
      + Followed by :
        Divine Mercy Novena

11:00 AM : Easter Mass II


 

Year of Mercy Reflections
“The Crucified and Risen Christ is the utter revelation of Merciful Love. He is the King of our hearts…This is therefore the kingdom of Merciful Love. This kingdom is the gift ‘prepared from the foundation of the world,’ the gift of Love.”
– St. John Paul the Great

 
Prayers for the Sick
In your prayers, please remember the sick:Anaceto Rabang, 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.
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 2016
All Services begin at 7:00 pm,
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

 
 

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.

 
 

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. (please call after 5pm on weekdays or anytime on weekends) . Or email at [email protected]

 
 

HOLY LAND COLLECTION: MARCH 25
The Good Friday Collection rekindles turns our gaze to the Holy Land, to the East whence comes our Redemption. There
lie our roots; their lies our heart. We are indebted to those who went out from there, carrying the light of faith to the world. Likewise we are indebted to those who remained to give witness to that faith in spite of the conflicts that havealways tortured that Land. Please give generously on Good Friday.

 
2015 TAX RECEIPT Tax receipts for 2015 are ready for pick up during office hours or after weekend masses volunteers will help to find the tax receipts for you in the church foyer. If you have any concern, please contact the parish office.
 

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).

 
 

YOUTH MINISTRY’S FREE BIBLE CAMP
The OLM Youth ministry will be hosting a free Bible camp for children from Grade 1 to 7 starting March 14 to 18 from 1 pm to 3 pm at the church basement. No registration required. There will be Bible movies, games and light snacks. Please note that this bible camp is not intended for kindergarten or younger

 
 

KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Enjoy pancake breakfast (by donation) served by Knight of Columbus on Sunday, March 20, after 9am and 11am masses to help the parish for the Syrian refugee program.

 
 

ST. MARY’S PARISH, VANCOUVER – PARISH LENTEN RETREAT
During this Lenten retreat, Andre Regnier will lead us through an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ, drawing us into a personal relationship where we can embrace the mercy that is offered to us. The retreat will take place in the church. Join us March 14-16. Mass at 8am followed by retreat talk, or Mass at 7pm followed by retreat talk. Morning/evening sessions are the same.

 
 

ST. MARK’S COLLEGE AT UBC
Carr Lecture 2016: Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 pm “Love, Mercy and Forgiveness: Pope Francis and the Future of the Catholic Church”. Fifty years after the end of the Second Vatican Council, Pope Francis is pointing the Church – both universal and local – in the path of a profound and radical renewal. There is no mistaking that this Pope has a vision for the future of the Church, and that he is moving us toward it patiently and with clear-sighted determination. Join Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, as he offers his thoughts on the future of the Universal Church under Pope Francis, and the place of local churches in that future.
– Wine and cheese reception to follow.
– Presented with support from the Newman Club at UBC and the Newman Association of Vancouver.
St. Mark’s Chapel, 5935 Iona Dr., Vancouver (UBC)

 
 

ST . FRANCIS DE SALES IS HAVING A SPRINGFLING!
Saturday, April 2, 2016 Doors Open 10:00 – 2:30 PM St Francis de Sales Church Basement, 6656 Balmoral Street, Burnaby. Come check out one of a kind chic – new and gently used items from numerous vendors

 
 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY
Join us for Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3 at 10am followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament until Vespers (Abbey Church). Talk on the Year of Mercy begins at 1pm (gymnasium); Confessions available until Vespers (Abbey Church) at 2pm; Chaplet of Divine Mercy (Abbey Church) at 3pm; and Vespers followed by Benediction (Abbey Church) at 4:30pm.

 
 

BIBLE STUDY
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 every Monday in the month of April starting April 4 from 2-3pm the Children Room. Please bring Catholic bible, a note book and a pen.

 
 

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

 

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