May 29th, 2016. * Feast of Corpus Christi *
To celebrate Our 75th Anniversary and the Jubilee Year of Mercy, we invite you and your whole family and friends to attend the talks by Fr. Jacques Philippe, a member of the Community of Beatitudes and a world-renowned author in spiritual writings. It will be on June 20-23, 2016, 7:00-9:00 PM at Our Lady of Mercy Church. It is a blessing for our parish to have him to give talks in our parish due to his busiest schedule. So please do not miss this rare opportunity. Please mark your calendar.
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 28
5:00 pm : † Ben Buenafe
SUNDAY, MAY 29
9:00 am : † Ricky Gallina
11:00 am : George Gastaldo – 80th Birthday
MONDAY, MAY 30
8:15 am : † Ong Ching Ho
TUESDAY, MAY 31
8:15 am : † Nicolas Autencio
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
8:15 am : Mariotto & Burrow family -Special Intention
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
8:15 am : † Maria Moreira-2nd Death Anniversary
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
9:00 am : † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00 pm : † Joveno Labandelo
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
9:00 am : † Rodolfo & Adelina Baño
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
Year of Mercy Reflections
“The mystery of God’s merciful love was the center of the Pontificate of my venerable Predecessor (John Paul II). Let us remember in particular his…dedication of the new Shrine of Divine Mercy in Krakow in 2002. The words he spoke on the latter occasion summed up, as it were, his Magisterium, pointing out that the devotion to the Divine Mercy is not a secondary devotion but an integral dimension of Christian faith and prayer.”
– Pope Benedict XVI
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”.
510 Mary “remained a virgin in conceiving her Son, a virgin in giving birth to him, a virgin in carrying him, a virgin in nursing him at her breast, always a virgin” (St. Augustine, Serm. 186, 1: PL 38, 999): with her whole being she is “the handmaid of the Lord” (Lk 1:38).
511 The Virgin Mary “cooperated through free faith and obedience in human salvation” (LG 56). She uttered her yes “in the name of all human nature” (St. Thomas Aquinas, STh III, 30, 1). By her obedience she became the new Eve, mother of the living.
Prayers for the Sick
In your prayers, please remember the sick:Anaceto Rabang, Sydney Shanti, Marie Piche, Lourdes Andal, George Gastaldo, Miguel Concon and Lorena Siglos.
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.
“They all ate and were satisfied. And when the leftover fragments were picked up, they filled twelve wicker baskets.” LUKE 9:17
The story of the Loaves and Fishes shows us that when we share what we have, even if it doesn’t seem like that much, miracles can happen! Do not think that your gift is too small or insignificant! God blesses all the gifts we offer and makes them wondrous.
— Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis, https://www.archstl.org/stewardship-overview
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 or admission required 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
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]
COUPLES CONNECT: A DEEPER BOND
Wednesday, May 18, 25 & June 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2016 ~ 7:00 pm – 9:00 “Couples Connect: A Deeper Bond” is a workshop to help couples better understand each other and develop a deeper connection. Couples will learn how to manage and work through conflict, increase sexual intimacy, fondness and admiration, feel more connection with their partner, and build a long-lasting relationship of love. Couples will also receive a workbook containing handouts and reference tools to take-home. Saint Jude’s Parish, 3078 Renfrew Street, Vancouver.
POSITIVE PARENTING WORKSHOPS @ ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER
Parenting is one of the most challenging, but also the most rewarding tasks in life. The Positive Parenting workshops aim at supporting and equipping parents with tools to connect with and guide their child/teen towards becoming capable, confident and responsible. The workshops will offer practical guidelines to provide for the emotional, social and spiritual needs of children and teens.
Dates: Saturdays, May 21, 28 & June 4, 11, 18 and 25
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Church Hall, St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Cost: By donation
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR ABORTED CHILDREN @ ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH MAPLE RIDGE
With 100,000 abortions annually in Canada, and over 3 million since its legalization, this night of prayer, reflection, and song on June 10 at 7:30 pm is designed remember and honour the pre-born whose lives were cut short. The evening includes a testimony from Elizabeth Sutcliffe of Silent No More Awareness and music by Jesse and Kathleen LeBlanc of “A Guy and a Girl.” All are welcome. For more info contact Stephanie: [email protected]
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
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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