May 15th, 2016. * Pentecost Sunday *
Let us together pray and congratulate our children who have been anointed with the Holy Spirit on their confirmation on May 12 and those who will receive for the first time the body of Christ in this Pentecost Sunday, may they and their parents treasure this sacred event greatly and by committing themselves in their Christian life in taking a part in the life of the church such as joining in any church’s organizations and activities.
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 604-515-9547.
Session begins at 7:00 pm every Thursday in the church basement.
PREP (Classes for Children in Public School)
If your child does not attend a Catholic school and wishes to receive the sacraments that is First Holy Communion, Confirmation, he/she must attend the PREP classes starting in September. Registration forms for 2016-2017 are NOW AVAILABLE in the foyer of the church. Kindly complete the form and submit it to 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.
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
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, MAY 14
5:00 pm : † Giuseppe Facchin
SUNDAY, MAY 15
9:00 am : † Roberto Villacorta
11:00 am : † Rolando Basinang Sr.
MONDAY, MAY 16
8:15 am : † Josel Oro
TUESDAY, MAY 17
8:15 am : Angela & Paul Fong – Thanksgiving
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18
8:15 am : Julieta Prades – Thanksgiving
THURSDAY, MAY 19
8:15 am : † Joveno Labandelo
FRIDAY, MAY 20
9:00 am : † Benjamin A. Caspillo
7:00 pm : † Felipa Salas
SATURDAY, MAY 21
9:00 am : John Lee
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Natividad Hernandez, mother of Eden Leong, last Saturday, May 7. Prayer vigil on Monday, May 16 at 5 pm and funeral mass on Tuesday, May 17 at 10 am. Please pray for her soul and family for peace and strength.
Year of Mercy Reflections
“Today…I wish solemnly to entrust the world to Divine Mercy. I do so with the burning desire that the message of God’s merciful love, proclaimed…through St. Faustina, may be made known to all peoples of the earth and fill their hearts with hope…”
– St. John Paul the Great
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”.
Mary’s virginal motherhood in God’s plan
506 Mary is a virgin because her virginity is the sign of her faith “unadulterated by any doubt,” and of her undivided gift of herself to God’s will.168 It is her faith that enables her to become the mother of the Savior: “Mary is more blessed because she embraces faith in Christ than because she conceives the flesh of Christ.”169
507 At once virgin and mother, Mary is the symbol and the most perfect realization of the Church: “the Church indeed . . . by receiving the word of God in faith becomes herself a mother. By preaching and Baptism she brings forth sons, who are conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of God, to a new and immortal life. She herself is a virgin, who keeps in its entirety and purity the faith she pledged to her spouse.”170
Prayers for the Sick
In your prayers, please remember the sick:Anaceto Rabang, Sydney Shanti, 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.
“The Advocate, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.”
— JOHN 14:26
The materialism of our society lures us to concentrate more on what we want than on what God wants for us. The relativism of our world tells us that we should be tolerant of all things, that there is no absolute truth. Pray to the Holy Spirit to put the right words in our mouths when challenged about our faith.
— Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis, http://archstl.org/stewardship/page/bulletin-inserts
BIBLE STUDY-7 SIGNS IN JOHN’S GOSPEL
We are very blessed 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 May and June from 1:30pm-3pm at the Children Room. Please bring Catholic bible, a note book and a pen.
May 16 Second Sign: Healing the Royal Official’s Son John 4:43-54
May 30 Third Sign: Healing at the Pool of Bethsaida John 5:1-47
June 6 Fourth & Fifth Sign: Feeding the Five Thousand & Jesus Walking on Water John 6
June 13 Sixth Meeting: John’s Discourse on the Bread of Life
June 20 Sixth Sign: Healing the Blind Man John 9:1-41
June 27 Seventh Sign: Raising Lazarus from the Dead John 11
FR. JACQUES PHILIPPE TALKS
Our Lady of Mercy Parish is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year with a number of special events. One of these events is a series of talks on “MERCY” by Fr. Jacques Philippe on June 20, 21, 22, and 23 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Our Lady of Mercy Church:
Jun 20 (Mon) Topic 1: Revelation of God’s Mercy in the Scriptures
Jun 21 (Tue) Topic 2: Divine Mercy in St. Therese of Lisieux & St. Faustina
Jun 22 (Wed) Topic 3: How to receive the Mercy of God?
Jun 23 (Thu) Topic 4: “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful
The Archdiocese of Vancouver’s calendar of events also has this information at:
This event is open to the public and there is no registration and no fee to hear Fr. Jacques’ talks. We hope that this will be spiritually enriching for all who come to the talks.
OLM KIDS BIBLE CAMP
OLM Youth Ministry will be holding a Kids Bible Camp for grade 1 to grade 5. There will be two separate camps. July 11-15 and August 8-12. The camp will include Bible stories, arts and crafts, outdoor and indoor swimming , hip hop ,dance and more. A 5 day camp cost is $70.00 which include breakfast, lunch, light afternoon snacks, two swimming passes and a hip hop dance lesson. July Camp deadline is July 4 and August Camp deadline is Aug 2. $10 extra cost will be applied for any registration forms handed after the deadline. Registration forms are available at the parish office, church foyer or email to [email protected] attn. Melanie
FRIDAY REPORT: SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
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The Catholic Women’s League
would like to thank all parishioners for their generous donations to the Lenten Food Bank Drive, for supporting Soup & Sandwich Sunday and participating in the prayer and petition for palliative care in Canada.
MARIAN PROCESSION ON MAY 31ST
May is the month dedicated to our mother Mary. We will honour Mother Mary by closing this month with procession dedicated to Her. We encourage all of our followed by pot luck dinner at the school gym.
BBQ FOR HOMELESS
Our parish will have BBQ for homeless on Thursday, July 14 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Would you like to help with the BBQ? Please contact Elaine at 778-790-1992.
ALTAR SERVER TRAINING
We are inviting Grade 4 to Youth who would like to participate as Altar Server in our church. Application forms are available at the church foyer. For more information, please contact: Robert at 604 525 7048 or email: [email protected]
SPECIAL 2ND COLLECTION FOR FORT MCMURRAY CRISIS
There will be Second Collection next week as Archbishop Miller has just approved a special collection in response to the wildfire disaster in Fort McMurray and surrounding region. The collection will be on the May 22 Victoria Day weekend and proceeds will go to the Diocese of St. Paul, Alberta. Bishop Paul Terrio has confirmed that half of contributions will go to assisting local Catholic parishes and parishioners, while the other half will be forwarded to the Fort McMurray Ministerial Association for ecumenical assistance to those who have lost homes and jobs.
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
If you or someone you know is considering a call to the priesthood or religious life: don’t remain in the dark! Please talk to your pastor or to the Vocations Director, Fr. Bryan Duggan, at 604 785 7088 or [email protected] For all of us this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday”, is a chance to publically fulfill the Lord’s instruction to, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send laborers into his harvest” (Mt 9:38; Lk 10:2). Please pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord’s call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. You can find many resources to promote a culture of vocations on our website: www.vocationsvancouver.ca
Please remember your parish when you make your will (estate). Thank You!
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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