Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for March 6th, 2016
* 4th Sunday of Lent *

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March 6, 2016 * 4th Sunday of Lent *

 
Dear Parishioners,
We have just finished our three days Lenten Recollection with Fr. Remi Liando, SSCC from Rome. We thank him for giving up some of his time despite of his busy schedule. We also would like to thank the Indonesian Catholic Community who organized this event. We hope that you have benefited from this recollection and we thank you for your participation. Also please be reminded that we still have the Lenten Talk every Friday at 7 PM at the OLM Gym until March 18. Please continue to invite your family and friends to join. Also, please do not forget to join us for Fr. Rob Galea Concert in Sunday March 6 at STM Gym at 1 pm, the tickets are still available and all the proceeds will go to help our refugee family that we will welcome within this few weeks. We thank PS 98 who helped us to organize the event. Perhaps some of you had heard in the media about the fire at our church, I just wanted to clarify that it did not happen in the main building of the church as you have seen but in the crying room near the sacristy due to a candle, there was no major damage. We hope that we will fix the room as soon as possible so that it can be in function again. I thank you all for your prayers and concerns.

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 5
5:00 pm : † Norman J. Almeida – 2nd Death Anniversary
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
9:00 am : Zamparoni & Torretto Family
11:00 am : † Ruperto & Pompasa Minoza
MONDAY, MARCH 7
8:15 am : † Antonia Gastaldo
TUESDAY, MARCH 8
8:15 am : † Francisco Arellano
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
8:15 am : Eleonora Favaro – Special Intention
THURSDAY, MARCH 10
8:15 am : † Dante Villacrusis
FRIDAY, MARCH 11
9:00 am : Cecel Palana –Thanksgiving
7:00 pm : † Olga
SATURDAY, MARCH 12
9:00 am : Joaquim Park

 
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 kingdom of Christ is tension towards the definitive victory of Merciful Love, towards the eschatological fullness of good and grace, of salvation and life. This fullness has its beginning on earth in the cross and the resurrection.”
– 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
There will be Lent Penitential Service at our church on Wednesday, March 9 at 7 pm.

 
 

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

 
 

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

 
 

SHARE LENT COLLECTION FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE –SOLIDARITY SUNDAY!
The annual Share Lent collection for Development and Peace will be held next Sunday, March 13, Fifth Sunday of Lent. Your generous solidarity is vital to the mission of Development and Peace and its ability to help, respect, and promote the poor. Please be sure to bring your Share Lent envelope for your gift. Thank you for your support! rcav.org/development-and-peace-ccodp/

 
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.
 

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 778-898-1220.

 
 

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]

 
 

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 March 12 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

 
 

MORNING OF RECOLLECTION: “BRIDE IN THE WILDERNESS”
With special guest speaker Dr. Brook Herbert At St. John the Apostle parish hall, 5457 Trafalgar St. Vancouver from 9:30 am to noon, Saturday, March 12th. Contact: Madonna House 604-267-1757 or [email protected]

 
 

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).

 
 

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.

 
 

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. 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

 
 

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

 
 

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