July 24th, 2016. * 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time *
PARISH OFFICE HOURS (JULY-AUGUST):
LITURGY OF THE HOUR
Starting in the month of July, we will have Liturgy of the Hour at 7:15 am on Monday to Saturday. For more info, please contact Linda at 604-440-1482.
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 ).
PARISH OFFICE HOUR
Starting in July until end of August, parish office is open from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am-12:00 pm
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
CHANGE OF DAILY MASS SCHEDULE
In order to help our OLM students to be on time for their school morning activities, our daily Mass schedule on Monday to Thursday will be changed from 8:15 am to 8:00 am effective September 6th.
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, JULY 23
5:00 pm : † Inocencio Jotie – Memorial Birthday
SUNDAY, JULY 24
9:00 am : Eddie Concon-Birthday Thanksgiving
11:00 am : Haydee & Dennis Mones
MONDAY, JULY 25
8:15 am : † Rufino Gapuz
TUESDAY, JULY 26
8:15 am : † Kimberly Huerto
WEDNESDAY, JULY 27
8:15 am : † Lourdes Villanueva
THURSDAY, JULY 28
8:15 am : Ana Couto – Thanksgiving
FRIDAY, JULY 29
9:00 am : † Maria Jose Pacheco
7:00 pm : Irenee Cadiz – Birthday
SATURDAY, JULY 30
9:00 am : † James Lim
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
Year of Mercy Reflections
“…this indeed was the purpose of the merciful Jesus, when he showed his heart to us bearing about it the symbols of the passion and displaying the flames of love – that from the one we might know the infinite malice of sin, and in the other we might admire the infinite love of our Redeemer.”
– Pope Pius XI
75TH ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR CALENDAR 2016-2017
We are looking for sponsors who would like to advertise in our 75th Anniversary souvenir calendar. For more details, please contact Elaine at 604-790-1992.
75TH ANNIVERSARY MASS AND DINNER
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of Our Lady of Mercy Parish on Saturday, October 1 at 5:00 pm. Archbishop Michael Miller, will celebrate the Mass, followed by dinner in the school gym. Tickets are $50/person for dinner catered by Sugar Mountain Catering, wine, entertainment and a chance to win a door prize. Purchase your tickets from Elaine (604-790-1992) , Janet (604-522-0513) or call the parish office. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.
Companions in the Journey needed to welcome and help newcomers in a special way through RCIA.
Requirement: Catholics who desire to share their faith in Jesus Christ. No special talent needed.
Meeting and Q&A: August 18, Thursday 7pm to 8:30pm OLM basement. Sign-up sheet at the church entrance.
PRO-LIFE MASS & PRAYER VIGIL
Peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents. Saturday, August 6. Begins with 9am Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Vancouver, followed by Rosary at B.C. Women’s Hospital.
EPISCOPAL ORDINATION-BISHOP OF KAMLOOPS
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Time of departure 8:00 a.m. (for Kamloops)
Time of arrival 10:30 p.m. (in Vancouver)
Pick up only at Saint Patrick’s Church, 2881 Main Street, Vancouver. No pick up at Holy Rosary Cathedral. First come, first serve. Tourist Bus: $80.00 /person.
Call Teresita Nixon
at 604-940-7006 or 604-868-2354
Email: [email protected]
ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO MISSION OUR LADY OF LOURDES
Saturday, August 20, 2016 8:00 a.m.
Bus pick-up at Holy Rosary Cathedral and Our Lady of Mercy Church, Burnaby.
School Bus-$15.00/person. Tourist Bus-$25.00/person
Please remember your parish when you make your will (estate). Thank You!
Domestic Abuse Services: Help Line 604.640.7549
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PARISH MINISTRY AND ORGANIZATION
Altar Servers:Robert (604) 525-7048
Sacristan: Alberto (604) 375-2377
5:00 pm Mass Choir: Cherry (604) 716-9810
9:00 am Mass Choir: Mabel (778) 861-3908
11:00 am Mass Choir: Charles (604) 930-9438
Children’s Liturgy: Corsaire (604) 377-9625
Youth Ministry: Melanie (604) 441-4953
Project Advance: Josie (778) 838-6164
Catholic Women’s League: Elaine (604) 525-7048
Knights of Columbus: Raphael (604) 500-1848
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Thelma (604) 515-9547
Parish Religious Education Program: Marivic (604) 520-6814
Legion of Mary (English): Terri (604) 526-1431
Legion of Mary (Spanish): Alondra (604) 397-9948
Legion of Mary (Junior-English): Ferdeliza (604) 522-3292
Migrant Workers: Ralph (604) 240-1353
Couples for Christ: Gerry (778) 861-1856
Mustard Seed: Mario (604) 474-2451
Handmaids of the Lord: Bennie (604) 437-5377
Opus Dei (Ladies): Melanie (778) 847-4247
Opus Dei (Gents): Peter (604) 468-8458
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Brad (604) 525-2350