Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for August 14th, 2016
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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August 14th, 2016. * 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time *

 

PARISH OFFICE HOURS (JULY-AUGUST):
Monday-Friday 8:00am-12:00pm

 

Our Lady of Mercy School
School Office: (604) 526-7121
Principal: Neva Grout
Email: [email protected]
website: www.ourladyofmercy.ca

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.

 

PREP CLASSES FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017
PREP classes for school year 2016-2017 are still accepting registrations until September 7, 2016. Our classes are filling up. Late registrations will be considered on individual case basis only. PREP classes begin on Wednesday, September14, 2016 at 6:30pm at the OLM School. For PREP information: kindly send inquiries to [email protected]

 

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 ).

 

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
Saturday: 9:00am
 
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, AUGUST 13
5:00 pm : † Virginia Macalanda
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14
9:00 am : † Conrado T. Capito
11:00 am : De Souza Family Intentions
12:30 pm : BAPTISM
MONDAY, AUGUST 15
8:15 am : † Antonio & Jaime Couto
TUESDAY, AUGUST 16
8:15 am : Joji Concon-Birthday Thanksgiving
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
8:15 am : Lord of Pardon – 21st Anniversary
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
8:15 am : † Andrew MacAdam
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
9:00 am : Felipe Rabang
7:00 pm : † Emmanuel De Guzman
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
9:00 am : Jun & Bella Paras – 28th Wedding Anniversary

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 Joseph Oro on August 6. Prayer Vigil on Thu, Aug 18 at 7 pm and Funeral Mass on Fri, Aug 19 at 11 am. Please pray for his soul and family for peace and strength.

 
 

Year of Mercy Reflections
“Even if the grave sins of men provoke God’s justice and merit his just punishments, we must not forget that he is ‘the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,’ that he has appointed Mary most holy as the generous steward of his merciful gifts.”

– Blessed Paul VI

 
 

MUSTARD SEED HEALING MINISTRY
Come and be healed by the power of God. Mustard Seed Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Prayer Service on August 13 after the 5 pm mass. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during the entire service. A procession with the Blessed Sacrament will follow. For information call at (604)239-0556

 
 

OLM OUTREACH FOR THE POOR
If you know any family who needs some food or clothing assistance, please contact parish office or Brad Garisto at 604-525-2350

 
 

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.

 
 

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 & 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.

 
 

OLM KIDS & YOUTH VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY
We are inviting all kids and youth who volunteer in the OLM church activities as altar servers, choir members, children’s liturgy, lectors, PREP catechists, Project Advance, greeters, members of the OLM Youth and Young Adult Ministry (OYYAM) and in the 2016 KIDS BIBLE CAMP to join us on August 29, Monday 8:15 am -2:00 pm at Richmond Go Karts. Thank you to each of you who serve in this ministry!

 
 

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 OLM parking lot
6:00 p.m. estimated arrival at OLM
$15.00/ person (bus ticket at the parish office)

 
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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 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