Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for August 7th, 2016
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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August 7th, 2016. * 19th 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]ladyofmercy.ca
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 -.

 

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 .
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 – 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 – 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 6
5:00 pm : † Mary MacDougall
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
9:00 am : † Antonia Gastaldo
11:00 am : † Ofelia de la Costa Concon
MONDAY, AUGUST 8
8:15 am : Editha Corrales Nelson – 50th Birthday
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9
8:15 am : Wilson & Wisdom Chan – Special Intention
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10
8:15 am : Salome & Virgilio Jotie – 53th Wedding Anniversary
THURSDAY, AUGUST 11
8:15 am : † Neil Macniven Maclachlan – Death Anniversary
FRIDAY, AUGUST 12
9:00 am : Romeo & Fredeswinda Malvar
7:00 pm : In honor of Saint Lucy
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13
9:00 am : † Ambrosio Lida – Death Anniversary

If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.

Year of Mercy Reflections
“…not only does this mystery of God’s love and mercy constitute the content of worship of and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but in the same way it is likewise the content of all true spirituality and Christian devotion…”

– Pope Benedict XVI

 
 

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

 
 

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 –.

 
 

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 , Janet or call the parish office. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.

 
 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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 at OLM basement. Please call Thelma at for more info.

 
 

BASICS OF THE FAITH
This two-part course is based on the structure of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and will provide knowledge of the basics of Catholicism; an integration of what we as Catholics believe, how we celebrate it in liturgy and sacrament, and how we live and how we pray.
August 27th at St. Patrick’s High School in Vancouver from 10am – 12:30pm. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. For more info and registration: rcav.org/oc-summer

 
 

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
Sacristan: Alberto
5:00 pm Mass Choir: Cherry
9:00 am Mass Choir: Mabel
11:00 am Mass Choir: Charles
Children’s Liturgy: Corsaire
Youth Ministry: Melanie
Project Advance: Josie
Catholic Women’s League: Elaine
Knights of Columbus: Raphael
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Thelma
Parish Religious Education Program: Marivic
Legion of Mary (English): Terri
Legion of Mary (Spanish): Alondra
Legion of Mary (Junior-English): Ferdeliza
Migrant Workers: Ralph
Couples for Christ: Gerry
Mustard Seed: Mario
Handmaids of the Lord: Bennie
Opus Dei (Ladies): Melanie
Opus Dei (Gents): Peter –
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Brad