October 16, 2016. * 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time *
All Souls Day is a holy day set aside for honoring the dead. According to Catholic beliefs, the soul of a person who dies can go to one of three places. The first is heaven, where a person who dies in a state of perfect grace and communion with God goes. The second is hell, where those who die in a state of mortal sin are naturally condemned by their choice. The intermediate option is purgatory, which is thought to be where most people, free of mortal sin, but still in a state of lesser (venial) sin, must go. Catholics believe that through the prayers of the faithful on Earth, the dead are cleansed of their sins so they may enter into heaven.
All Souls Day is celebrated on November 2. For that reason, we have provided the envelopes for the Mass offering for the souls in the foyer and after it has been filled in, please put it in the basket before the altar.
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 at 7pm and continuing every Thursday at the church basement.
Oct 8/9 Sunday Masses-Commissioning for RCIA catechists, sponsors, volunteers and prayer supporters.
Part 2 RCIA Sponsor Workshop will be held on October 26 from 7- 9pm at the church basement. 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 for more 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 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.
Perpetual Novena to Saint Peregrine: Every 4th Monday of the month at 6:00 pm in the Children’s Room.
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, OCTOBER 15
5:00 pm : † Chris & Grada Böhmer
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
9:00 am : † Bernard & Elizabeth Böhmer
11:00 am : † Couto, Caboz & Vales family
MONDAY, OCTOBER 17
8:00 am : † Frits & Hendrika Post
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18
8:00 am : † Leoncia Obleada
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
8:00 am : † Soegijanto Oey – 7th DA
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
8:00 am : † Jose G. Macapinlac, and
8:00 am : † Yitno Soegianto – 1st Death Anniversary
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21
9:00 am : † Ben & Riet Böhmer
7:00 pm : † Faustino P. de Souza
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
9:00 am : Anna Kim
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.
“…be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient.” 2 Timothy 4:2
It is not always convenient to be a good steward, especially when all the temptations of our busy and materialistic world get in the way. Now add our own pride and ego into the equation and living a stewardship lifestyle may be downright uncomfortable! Remember, God didn’t call us to be comfortable. He called us to be faithful.
Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis
Year of Mercy Reflections
“The Church does not regard God’s mercy as an exclusive privilege, nor does the greatness of the privilege it enjoys
make it feel unconcerned for those who do not share it. On the contrary, it finds in its own salvation an argument for showing more concern and more love for those who live close at hand, or to whom it can go in its endeavor to make all alike share the blessing of salvation.”
CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
Paragraph 3. The Mysteries of Christ’s Life
III. The Mysteries of Jesus’ Public Life
The baptism of Jesus
535 Jesus’ public life begins with his baptism by John in the Jordan.228
John preaches “a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”229
A crowd of sinners230—tax collectors and soldiers, Pharisees and Sadducees, and prostitutes—come to be baptized by him. “Then Jesus appears.” The Baptist hesitates, but Jesus insists and receives baptism. Then the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, comes upon Jesus and a voice from heaven proclaims, “This is my beloved Son.”231
This is the manifestation (“Epiphany”) of Jesus as Messiah of Israel and Son of God.
ALL SOULS DAY ENVELOPE
During the month of November, the listed names of your departed loved ones will be remembered during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Please write their names clearly on the envelope.
Remembrance envelopes are available at the foyer of the church.
Our parish goal is $70,000. To date we have received a total donations of $45,072 from 195 parishioners. . If you have not contributed yet, please consider giving today. We will be accepting your donations until the end of December either by online at www.rcav.org/giving (designate our parish), in person at the parish office or by mail. You can also place your clearly marked pledges in the Sunday collection basket. Please participate and support our parish projects, regardless of the amount.
REQUIESCAT IN PACE
✞ Jose René Santillan
Died on September 21st 2016
Funeral Mass: October 3rd -7 pm
ASSISTED SUICIDE IN PALLIATIVE CARE
The Fraser Health Authority is considering mandating all palliative care units and hospice facilities to provide “Medical Aid in Dying.” A petition opposing this move can be found at https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/citizens-for-patient-safety and Archbishop Miller’s letter on the issue is at rcav.org/lfraser-health.
2016 MASS COUNT
This year’s Mass count will be on the weekend of October 15/16 and October 22/23. Volunteers will be handing out raffle tickets. Please take only one ticket per person per Mass. The purpose is to have the figure of how many people attend in each Mass celebrated in our parish.
SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
Marriage is the union of God of a man and a woman so that they will become life time partners to each other and “the two will become one flesh.” Two thousand years ago, our Lord, Jesus Christ, had blessed the newly wedded couple at the Wedding of Cana and had instituted the Sacrament of Marriage. It is important for husband and wife to receive this blessing. The Church, therefore, requires all faithful to be married in the Church through which they will receive this Sacrament and the graces it confers. If there are any couples who are not married in the Church but would like to receive this Sacrament by convalidation, please discuss this matter with Deacon Ken Fung. To make an appointment with him, please contact the Parish Office at 604-522-5733
SAINT OF CALCUTTA EXHIBIT VISITS VANCOUVER!
Join us on the weekend of Oct. 22 & 23rd, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Saint Jude’s Parish, Vancouver, or Oct. 29 & 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception, Delta, to view the Saint Mother Teresa Exhibit. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Saint of Calcutta! This exhibit has travelled the world and we are blessed to have it displayed within our Archdiocese.
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.
ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED BISHOPS, CLERGY AND CONSECRATED MEN AND WOMEN
The annual Mass for deceased bishops, clergy and consecrated men and women will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral on Thursday, November 3 at 12:10 p.m. All parishioners are most welcome to attend this special Liturgy concelebrated by the priests of the Archdiocese. Remember kindly in your prayers during the month of November those who have laboured for the church in Vancouver and pray that the Lord will send more dedicated men and women to continue their ministry.
SEMINARY OF CHRIST THE KING VOCATION LIVE-IN
Our Lady of Mercy Parish is inviting all young men (Gr. 7 and above) to attend and join a weekend LIVE-IN at Seminary of Christ the King in Mission on November 4-6. Those who are interested in the priesthood or the life of a religious brother, or those who just want to see for themselves what seminary life is like are welcome to register. Anyone planning to come should fill in the application form available in the church foyer and forward it to: Ralph/Nolisa Guerra (778-898-1220/604-240-1353).
KofCANNUAL DINNER DANCE
OLM Knights of Columbus 27th Annual Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26 in the OLM school gym. Details: Tickets — $25 each; $40 per couple; ($30 each & $60 per couple after Nov. 20) available from the Knights after Sunday masses in the church foyer.
OPUS DEI RECOLLECTIONS FOR MEN
An evening of recollection for men will be offered on Oct. 10th, Nov. 14th, and Dec. 12th at our parish from 6:30pm to 8:30pm—periods of directed prayer, silent prayer and a talk. An Opus Dei priest is available to chat and/or confession. Contact Peter Stocker: [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 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