May 22nd, 2016. * The Most Holy Trinity Sunday *
As we continue in this year of mercy, using the figure of the father in the parable of prodigal son, Pope Francis said ‘… we know that even in the most difficult moments of our lives, God waits for us and longs to embrace us as his children. Jesus’ words can encourage parents who worry about their children becoming alienated and tempted by all kinds of dangers. They can help priests and catechists who wonder if their work is all in vain. They can even help those in prison, or those who’ve made mistakes and are unable to see any future for themselves’. Explaining how that parable talks about both the prodigal son and his older brother, who also needs to learn to accept the father’s mercy. Pope said ‘Though he has remained at home with his father, his words display no tenderness or thought for anyone but himself. How sad for the father, with one son who went away and the other who was never really close to him! Both the younger son, who is expecting to be punished, and the older son, who expects a reward for his good behavior, are not acting according to God’s love, which transcends both reward and punishment. The two brothers do not speak to each other, they live different lives, but neither of them lives according to the logic of Our Lord. Their logic is overturned by the words of the father, “let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found”. The greatest joy for the father, is to see his two sons reunited and recognizing each other as brothers. Pope Francis noted that this parable ends without our knowing how the older brother responds to the father’s invitation to celebrate his brother’s return. Jesus is challenging each one of us, he said, to think about how we respond to God’s invitation, to open our hearts to his reconciling love and to become “merciful like the Father”.
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.
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
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 21
5:00 pm : † Nora Lluch – Death Anniversary
SUNDAY, MAY 22
9:00 am : † Lucie Iwasaki
11:00 am : † Antonio Canatoy
MONDAY, MAY 23
9:00 am : † Nemesia Ocado – Death Anniversary
TUESDAY, MAY 24
8:15 am : † Julia R. Macapinlac
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
8:15 am : † Rufina Rabang
THURSDAY, MAY 26
8:15 am : † Joveno Labandelo
FRIDAY, MAY 27
9:00 am : † Honorato Carganilla
7:00 pm : † Joveno Labandelo
SATURDAY, MAY 28
9:00 am : † Gindu Suh
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
Love Works Charity humbly ask for your support in their fundraising to provide medical and heart surgery for 13 years old girl who was diagnosed to have Congenital Heart Disease since birth. After all Masses next Sunday May 29, they will be selling religious articles and rosaries the proceeds of which will be used for her surgery. Thank you for your kind heart and may God bless you all!
Year of Mercy Reflections
“May the binding promise of the Lord Jesus be fulfilled : from here there must go forth ‘the spark which will prepare the world for his final coming’ (Diary, 1732). This spark needs to be lighted by the grace of God. This fire of mercy needs to be passed on to the world!”
– 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”.
508 From among the descendants of Eve, God chose the Virgin Mary to be the mother of his Son. “Full of grace,” Mary is “the most excellent fruit of redemption” (SC103): from the first instant of her conception, she was totally preserved from the stain of original sin and she remained pure from all personal sin throughout her life.
509 Mary is truly “Mother of God” since she is the mother of the eternal Son of God made man, who is God himself.
Prayers for the Sick
In your prayers, please remember the sick:Anaceto Rabang, Sydney Shanti, Marie Piche, Lourdes Andal, George
Gastaldo 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.
“But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth…”
— JOHN 16:13
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help us know and live the truth. To prepare ourselves, we need to open our hearts to receive this gift before we can give it. Develop a daily prayer routine to ask the Holy Spirit to help guide our thoughts and actions.
— 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 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
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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 parish groups to join. The procession will start at 6:30 pm, followed by potluck 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]
2000 HAIL MARY
Couples for Christ will be conducting 2000 Hail Mary’s at the Grotto on Sat, May 28, which will start after the 9am mass and ends before the 5pm mass. We are inviting everyone to come and join us at your own convenient time. Thank you.
EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION -THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and Our Lady of Fatima Parish will once again host the Eucharistic procession on Sunday, May 29th. The procession will begin with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 2pm in Our Lady of Lourdes Church and end with Benediction at Our Lady of Fatima Church. A reception will be held in Our Lady of Fatima parish hall after the reposition.
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