September 18th, 2016. * 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time *
As we are having the Our Lady of Mercy Mass Novena, in celebration of our parish’s 75th Anniversary, let us pray that the Lord Jesus and our Blessed Mother continue to pour graces that we need as we continue to commit ourselves to be faithful to His words and imitate Him so our parish will be His witnesses to the world. Please invite your family and friends to join us for the Solemn Mass and followed by the procession and the potluck brunch on the feast of Our Lady of Mercy on Saturday, September 24 at 9:00 AM. Please also start to buy the dinner ticket for the celebration on Saturday, October 1st with Archbishop Michael Miller.
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
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 (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults) and Catholic Faith Journey
RCIA is for adults in need of Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation or just want to know more about the Catholic Faith. Sessions begins on September 15 at 7pm and continuing every Thursday at the church basement.
Workshop Training for sponsors begins on September 28 from 7- 9pm at the church basement. This is for potential RCIA sponsors and other interested Catholics. The goal is to enhance participants’ faith sharing and listening skills in the context of journeying with others.
Please email [email protected] or call Thelma to 604-515-9547 to register.
PREP CLASSES FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2016-2017
PREP classes for school year 2016-2017 are still accepting
registrations until September 7, 2016. PREP classes begin on Wednesday, September14, 2016 at 6:30pm at the OLM School. For PREP information: kindly send inquiries to [email protected] or contact Marivic at 604-520-6814 .
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 September 2016, parish office is open again from :
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00 noon
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00 noon
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Sunday Mass Schedule :
Saturday Mass of Anticipation: 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am and 11:00am
Weekday Mass Schedule :
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am
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, SEPTEMBER 17
5:00 pm : † Andre Piche
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
9:00 am : Prades Family – Thanksgiving
11:00 am : Edna Corrales – 69th Birthday
1:00 pm : Portugese Mass
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
8:00 am : † Estrella Custodio
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
8:00 am : Marizza Castro-Birthday Thanksgiving
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
8:00 am : Angela Giraud – Birthday
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
8:00 am : Robert & Elaine Tan – Wedding Anniversary
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
9:00 am : † Daryl Moralde
7:00 pm : † Elizabeth Parolin & family
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
9:00 am : † Wilhelmina Rivero
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
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, Pedro Romey and Dianne Slaght.
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.
“My child, remember that you received what was good during your lifetime while Lazarus likewise received what was bad; but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented. Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established…” Luke 16:25-26
When God created the world He declared that it was good and He gave it to all mankind for us to enjoy. However, over the years we have created a chasm between those who have great gifts and those who do not. In today’s Gospel we see that with our own generosity we must bridge that gap between those who have much and those who have little or we may find ourselves on the wrong side of the chasm in the next life.
Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis
Year of Mercy Reflections
“Let us address her (Mary) in the words of the Salve Regina, a prayer every ancient and ever new, so that she may never tire of turning her merciful eyes upon us, and make us worthy to contemplate the face of mercy, her Son Jesus.”
– St. John Paul the Great
CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
Paragraph 3. The Mysteries of Christ’s Life
II. The Mysteries of Jesus’ Infancy and Hidden Life
527 Jesus’ circumcision, on the eighth day after his birth,209 is the sign of his incorporation into Abraham’s descendants, into the people of the covenant. It is the sign of his submission to the Law210 and his deputation to Israel’s worship, in which he will participate throughout his life. This sign prefigures that “circumcision of Christ” which is Baptism.211
528 The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men (magi) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee.212 In the magi, representatives of the neighboring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation. The magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel, in the messianic light of the star of David, the one who will be king of the nations.213 Their coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship him as Son of God and Savior of the world only by turning toward the Jews and receiving from them the messianic promise as contained in the Old Testament.214 The Epiphany shows that “the full number of the nations” now takes its “place in the family of the patriarchs,” and acquires Israelitica dignitas215 (“the dignity of Israel’s birthright”)
PERPETUAL NOVENA TO SAINT PEREGRINE (PATRON SAINT OF CANCER PATIENTS)
Lets join Our lady of Mercy Parish and Mustard Seed Healing Ministry to pray the perpetual Novena to Saint Peregrine (Patron Saint for cancer patients) every 4th Monday of the month starting on September 26 at 6 pm at the Children Room. For information call Lila Caldera at (778) 882-8048.
The Collection for the Needs of the Church in Canada will be held on Sept. 24 and 25. Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), recalls that the collection “is an opportunity for all the faithful in our country to give a hand to helping the Gospel.”
SAINT TERESA OF CALCUTTA
Mark the canonization of Mother Teresa! Join us on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2:30 pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards Street, Vancouver, for a Celebration of the Canonization. Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Miller.
RELICS OF ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA TOUR
Two first-class relics of St. Anthony of Padua will return to Canada for an eight-day tour of the Archdiocese of Vancouver Schedule:
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Our Lady of Sorrows Parish
Thursday, Oct. 6 – St. Luke’s Parish
Friday, Oct. 7 – Our Lady of Fatima (Vancouver)
Saturday, Oct. 8 – Our Lady of the Assumption
Sunday, Oct. 9 – St. Anthony of Padua
Monday, Oct. 10 – St. Patrick’s (Vancouver)
Tuesday, Oct. 11 – St. Helen’s Parish
Wednesday, Oct. 12 – St. Anthony’s (West Van.)
OPUS DEI RECOLLECTIONS FOR MEN
An evening of recollection for men will be offered on October 10th, November 14th, and December 12th at our parish. The recollections run from 6:30 to 8:30pm. It offers periods of directed prayer, silent prayer and a talk. A priest of Opus Dei is available to chat and/or confession. For more information contact Peter Stocker [email protected]
OUR LADY OF MERCY NOVENA MASS
To celebrate our parish’s 75th Anniversary, join us for the Our Lady of Mercy Novena Mass from Sep 15 to Sep 23. For mass offering, please contact Josie at 778-838-6164. Lord of Pardon Prayer Group will be serving light refreshment after each Mass.
September 17 (Sat) 5 pm Fr. Reynaldo Usman, AM -Asst. Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish
September 18 (Sun) 11 am Fr. James Kairu -Asst. Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Langley
September 19 (Mon) 7 pm Fr. Lucio Choi -Asst. Pastor of All Saints Parish
September 20 (Tue) 7 pm Fr. Joseph Thoai Le -Chancellor
September 21 (Wed) 7 pm Msgr. Bernard Rossi, JCD -Pastor of St. Michael Parish
September 22 (Thu) 7 pm Fr. Rodney Nootebos -Vocation Director
September 23 (Fri) 7 pm Fr. John Horgan -Pastor of St. Pius X Parish
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.
THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF MERCY-(SEPTEMBER 24TH)
Everyone is invited to the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy Mass on Saturday, September 24th at 9 am. A potluck breakfast will follow after the Mass as part of our parish’s 75th anniversary celebration. For more information please contact parish office.
LIVELY SPIRIT SENIORS PROGRAM
Our parish is introducing a new faith practice program for seniors with mild cognitive impairment to start at the end of September. LIVELY SPIRIT SENIORS PROGRAM (A SLOWER PACED PROGRAM FOR SENIORS TO PARTICIPATE IN SPIRITUAL PRACTICE). This program is designed for seniors who have difficulty attending church programs that are too fast-paced, scheduled in the evenings, or held in a large group. The sessions will be held once a week in the day time. There will be prayers, scripture, singing, refreshments, and exercises for the mind and the body. Registration is required. Please call Gina Hall at 778-230-7196 for more information.
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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