Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for March 27th, 2016
* Easter Sunday *

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March 27, 2016. * Easter Sunday *

Dear Parishioners,
H a p p y  E a s t e r   t o   a l l   o f     y o u .
May our preparation for 40 days during the Lenten Season bring a renewal of faith among us. I would like to thank all of you who help our parishioners to observe the lent and who prepared this triduum and make our celebrations solemnly, let us together help each other to grow in our faith and be witness of Christ’s love to our family, friends and society

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 26
8:00 pm : Divine Mercy Novena
9:00 pm : Easter Vigil
SUNDAY, MARCH 27
9:00 am : Miguel & Maria Vales-Wedding Anniversary
11:00 am : † Onofre B. Evangelista-Death Anniversary
Divine Mercy Novena
MONDAY, MARCH 28
9:00 am : † Emmanuel Chu
Divine Mercy Novena
TUESDAY, MARCH 29
8:15 am : † Alvaro Obleada
Divine Mercy Novena
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
8:15 am : Julieta Prades – Thanksgiving
Divine Mercy Novena
THURSDAY, MARCH 31
8:15 am : † Lucia Siglos
Divine Mercy Novena
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
9:00 am : † Jesse S. Corrales
Divine Mercy Novena
7:00 pm : † Ree-jee Catapang
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
9:00 am : † Guan Kheng Woon–Death Anniversary
Divine Mercy Novena

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

Year of Mercy Reflections
“Divine Mercy reaches human beings through the heart of Christ crucified: ‘My daughter, say that I am love and mercy personified,’ Jesus will ask of St. Faustina [Diary, p. 374]. Christ pours out his mercy on humanity through the sending of the Spirit who, in the Trinity, is the Person -Love.”
– St. John Paul the Great

 
 

Weekly Catechism:

CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD

“HE WAS CONCEIVED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, AND WAS
BORN OF THE VIRGIN MARY”

Paragraph 2. “Conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit and Born of the Virgin Mary”
I. Conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit…

489 Throughout the Old Covenant the mission of many holy women prepared for that of Mary. At the very beginning there was Eve; despite her disobedience, she receives the promise of a posterity that will be victorious over the evil one, as well as the promise that she will be the mother of all the living. By virtue of this promise,Sarah conceives a son in spite of her old age. Against all human expectation God chooses those who were considered powerless and weak to show forth his faithfulness to his promises: Hannah, the mother of Samuel; Deborah; Ruth; Judith and Esther; and many other women. Mary “stands out among the poor and humble of the Lord, who confidently hope for and receive salvation from him. After a long period of waiting the times are fulfilled in her, the exalted Daughter of Sion, and the new plan of salvation is established.”
 
Prayers for the Sick
In your prayers, please remember the sick:Anaceto Rabang, Sydney Shanti, Joveno Labandelo, 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

“He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38)
On this Easter Sunday, allow Jesus to fill your mind, body and soul. Pray for guidance on how to live your life, open your heart to those in need and give thanks to God for all that He has given you.
— Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis, http://archstl.org/stewardship/page/bulletin-inserts
 

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]

 
 

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

 
 

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.

 
 

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 April 8-10 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.

 
 

DONATIONS FOR SYRIAN FAMILY
We are looking for household items to help set up home for our sponsored Syrian family. we are still in need of: new or gently used bed pillows, living room/bedroom lamps and 3-4 wooden kitchen table chairs. If you are able to help, please contact David and Chiara Ubertino at 604-202-2707 (please call after work on weekday evenings or anytime on weekends) for drop off details. Or email at [email protected]

 
 

EASTER SACRAMENTS
Blessings and Congratulations who received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and/or First Holy Communion during the Easter Vigil March 26. RCIA: Annie Li, Chi Han, Mingliang Zhang, Jennie Lynn Mannings, (Kylie) Jie Liu, Junas B. Duenas, (Maggie) Mei Chi Chen, Richard Wright, Eric Zhang, and Jeremy Wu The younger children will be baptized on April 10. Please pray for them: Benedict SZ Han, Charis Zhang, Hannah Zhang, (Chelsea) Xi Yun Yao, Stella Ke Xin Yao, Cinri Liu, (Nathan) JiaCan Liu, and Travis Danny Wu.
THANK YOU to all those who helped in their faith journey: RCIA team, PREP teachers, prayer sponsors, godparents, prayer group, CWL, Knights, and the parish community. And a very special thanks to the CWL ladies and all those who helped with Easter preparation and the midnight festive reception.

 
 

PRO-LIFE MASS AND PRAYER VIGIL
Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents. Mass on Saturday, April 2 at 9am at Holy Cross Parish in Burnaby followed by Rosary at Burnaby Hospital. rcav.org/pro-life-mass-and-prayer-vigil/

 
 

MUSTARD SEED HEALING MINISTRY
Come and be healed by the power of God. Let Him renew your mind, body and spirit. Mustard Seed Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Prayer Service on April 9 after the 5 pm mass. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during the entire service. A procession with the Blessed Sacrament will follow. Be touched by God’s healing love. For information call at (604)239-0556

 
 

CATHOLIC CEMETERIES OPEN HOUSE
Set aside your sacred space. Come and enjoy the peace and beauty of our sacred grounds on Friday, April 15, from 9am-8pm and Saturday, April 16, from 9am-6pm at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. Refreshments will be available. Visit rccav.org/openhouse for more information.

 
 

CWL SOUP & SANDWICH SUNDAY
The Catholic Women’s League invite parishioners to our SOUP & SANDWICH SUNDAY – Apr 17, after 9 am and 11 am masses. Come enjoy our home made soup and learn about the Miraculous Medal. Tickets on sale after mass – $5.00 each.

 

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