Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for March 20th, 2016
* Palm Sunday *

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March 20, 2016. * Palm Sunday *

 
Dear Parishioners,
We’ve just finished our Lenten talk this last Friday which got more participants this year. We are glad that there were a good number came from different parishes and I would like to thank the Indonesian Catholic Community for organizing this event very well each year. Now we are entering the holy week and we are also in the year of mercy, therefore I invite those who have not gone for confession to take this opportunity to reconcile with the Lord since one of the five precepts of the church is to confess our since once a year. Perhaps it is good to remind you again the five precepts of the church:
1. You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation.
2. You shall confess your sins at least once a year.
3. You shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once during the Easter season.
4. You shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.
5. You shall help to provide for the needs of the Church.
Let us pray together during this holy week for the renewal of the faith of our parishioners. Let us observe the holy week with Almsgiving, Fasting and Prayer.

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 19
5:00 pm : Eden Alabado —Thanksgiving
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
9:00 am : † Carol
11:00 am : † Antonio & Jaime Couto
MONDAY, MARCH 21
8:15 am : † Andre Piche
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
8:15 am : † Bernard Pothier
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
8:15 am : Rosalia Khan—Thanksgiving

 
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


 

CHRISM MASS
Join Archbishop Miller and all our priests for the Chrism Mass, one of the most solemn and significant liturgies of our Church where the blessing of the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and the oil of chrism takes place. Wednesday, March 23, at 5pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Vancouver.

 
 

Year of Mercy Reflections
The Kingdom of Mercy “is also the fruit of Love, which in the course of the history of man and the world is constantly making headway through the barriers of indifference, selfishness, neglect and hate; through the barriers of the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life…”
– 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.
 
 

LENT PENITENTIAL SERVICE 2016
All Services begin at 7:00 pm,
Monday, March 21st : St. Francis de Sales, Burnaby
Tuesday, March 22nd : Our Lady of Fatima, Coquitlam

 
 

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING SHARE LENT 2016!
Development and Peace wishes to thank all those who made a gift to the Share Lent campaign! Through your generosity $ 2289.25 was collected in our parish. This will serve the needs of our sisters and brothers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. If you did not have a chance to make your donation, you can still place your Share Lent envelopes in the offertory or donate directly at devp.org/give.

 
 

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.

 
 

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA
Please join in the nine-day novena starting Good Friday, March 25, 2016 ending with celebrations on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, 2016. The nine-day novena can be said privately or in a group, preferably at 3 pm. On Divine Mercy Sunday, we will be celebrating at 3 pm with novena followed by refreshments. In this Jubilee Year of Mercy…let’s get together to thank the Lord for His Mercies He has bestowed on all of us. All are welcome.
Mar 25 After the 3 pm service
Mar 26 8 pm
Mar 27 After 11 am Mass
Mar 28 After 9 am Mass
Mar 29 After 8:15 am Mass
Mar 30 After 8:15 am Mass
Mar 31 After 8:15 am Mass
Apr 1 After 9 am Mass
Apr 2 After 9 am Mass
Apr 3 Divine Mercy Feast
3 pm Novena with Adoration followed by refreshments

 
 

ARCHDIOCESAN JUBILEE YEAR OF MERCY EVENT: THE HURTS WE CARRY
Join us Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, from 1-4 pm at St. Matthew’s Church in Surrey. This Jubilee Year of Mercy event is for all families – children, parents, grandparents. This is an invitation for all ages to experience the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and to receive God’s mercy as you bring your challenges and struggles before Him. Sister John Mary Sullivan will speak on “Families: Finding the Strength to Bear Wrongs Patiently” and Denis Boyd will speak on “Grandparents as the Living Bridge of Faith.” We’ll be feeding the hungry and clothing the naked so please bring non-perishable food items and clothing donations for local charities. This event is FREE, with free child-minding available. For more information visit rcav.org/year-of-mercy/

 
 

ENRICHING YOUR VOCATION AS A PARENT
The Emotional Intelligence for Parents Workshop is a three-session workshop that will help parents increase their awareness of the influence their emotions play in their choices as parents. Luz del Carmen Odiardi PhD will facilitate the program aiding mothers and fathers in their vocations as parents by helping them to develop tools to guide their own children to achieve their greatest potential. Tuesdays, April 5, 12 and 19, from 7–9pm at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Vancouver. Must register due to limited space. To register, visit rcav.org/parentingworkshops/

 
 

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.

 

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