Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for October 2, 2016
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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October 2, 2016. * 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time *

 
Dear Parishioners,
As we are celebrating our parish’s 75th Anniversary, let us give thank and praise to the Lord Jesus and Mother Mary, our parish’s patroness for their care and guidance throughout these years. I also would like to thank each of you for whatever contribution you give to this parish. Let us also thank the committee of this 75th anniversary celebration and all organizations and individuals who have worked their best to make our celebration as a memorable moment. Let us also remember all priests, sisters and deacon who have served this parish and all benefactors which have made our parish as it is today where we all can worship the Lord Jesus faithfully. Let us recommit ourselves to continue serving the Lord Jesus with all the talents that He has given us and through our service we also will grow in holiness. With full of gratitude and joy I wish you all Happy 75th Anniversary in serving the Lord Jesus.
Sincerely in Christ †,
Father Nicolas
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
 

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 (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.

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 .

 

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 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
Saturday: 9:00am
 
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 1
5:00 pm : 75th Anniversary Mass with Archbishop J. Michael Miller
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
9:00 am : † Theodorus & Theodora Vanden Hoven
11:00 am : De Souza Family Intentions
MONDAY, OCTOBER 3
8:00 am : † Teresa Balanay
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
8:00 am : † Harie Vanden Elzen
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
8:00 am : † Judite Faustino
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
8:00 am : † All Souls in Purgatory
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
9:00 am : † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00 pm : † Alfred de Souza
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
9:00 am : † Bernardo & Dolores Talaugon

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.

 
 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:7
Many of us compartmentalize our Faith, we bring it out only when we attend Mass or when we attend a parish event. Being a good steward requires discipline and striving to put God first in everything, all the time. The next time you are at a neighborhood party, at work or out shopping, would your actions signal to others that you are a good and faithful servant of our Lord?
Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis
http://archstl.org/stewardship/page/bulletin-inserts

 

Year of Mercy Reflections
“May this merciful love (revealed in Christ) also shine on the face of the Church and show itself through the sacraments – in particular that of Reconciliation – and in the works of charity both communitarian and individual.”
– Pope Benedict XVI

 
 
WEEKLY CATECHISM:
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
531 During the greater part of his life Jesus shared the condition of the vast majority of human beings: a daily life spent without evident greatness, a life of manual labor. His religious life was that of a Jew obedient to the law of God,221 a life in the community. From this whole period it is revealed to us that Jesus was “obedient” to his parents and that he “increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man.”222
532 Jesus’ obedience to his mother and legal father fulfills the fourth commandment perfectly and was the temporal image of his filial obedience to his Father in heaven. The everyday obedience of Jesus to Joseph and Mary both announced and anticipated the obedience of Holy Thursday: “Not my will. . . .”223 The obedience of Christ in the daily routine of his hidden life was already inaugurating his work of restoring what the disobedience of Adam had destroyed.224
 

PERPETUAL NOVENA TO SAINT PEREGRINE (PATRON SAINT OF CANCER PATIENTS)
peregrine1Lets 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.

 
 

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Thank you!

Our parish goal is $70,000. To date we have received a total donations of $43,996 from 190 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

 
 

fatimaREDISCOVERING FATIMA 1917-2017
It has been a century since Our Lady first spoke to the three shepherds of Fatima. Does her message still matter to us? Can the world still benefit from it today? As we approach the centennial celebrations of the apparitions, let us rediscover the story of Fatima and the appeal of the Mother of God to us! Join us on Thursday, October 4, at 7pm at the church. For more information, please contact the Parish office 604 522 5733 or Frank Sharma at [email protected] or 604 202 7312.

 
 

KoC ANNUAL DINNER DANCE
OLM Knights of Columbus 27th Annual Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, Nov 26 in the school gym. Save the date, attend with your friends and families, reserve a table or two – watch for details in the coming OLM bulletins. Music by AA Sound Mobile

 
 

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]

 

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 http://bit.ly/FAHpetition and Archbishop Miller’s letter on the issue is at rcav.org/lfraser-health.

 

LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE
LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMY welcomes all prospective 2017-2018 candidates and their families to an OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, October 12th from 6:00–8:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Welcome Address starts at 6:00 pm in the auditorium (1625 Nanton Avenue in Vancouver) and is followed by guided tours. For more information and online application, please visit our website (www.lfabc.org) or contact Kathi Wilson, Registrar at [email protected] or 604-738-9016 ext. 114.

 

MORNING OF RECOLLECTION-MADONNA HOUSE
“Sell all you possess, give it directly, personally to the poor”. The emptying of self so as to be filled with Christ. Come join Madonna House for a talk and time of silent reflection, followed by fellowship and sharing. Saturday, October 15th 9:30 am to 12 noon at St. John the Apostle Parish Hall (5457 Trafalgar St, Vancouver). For more information contact Madonna House: [email protected] or 604-267-1757

 

MUSTARD SEED HEALINGMINISTRY
Mustard Seed Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Prayer Service on October 8th after the 5 pm Mass. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during the entire service. Be touched by God’s healing love. For information call at (604) 507-0351

 

FIFTH ANNUAL ARCHBISHOP’S DINNER
This fall, we invite you to join us for the fifth annual Archbishop’s Dinner celebrating the Year of Mercy and support our expanding efforts to serve the poor and marginalized in the community. Thursday, October 27, Reception 6 p.m., Dinner 7 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency, Vancouver. Tickets are $150.00 each ($1,500.00 for a table of 10) with a portion receiptable as a charitable donation. Please contact parish office for tickets.

 

FRIDAY REPORT: SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
Each Friday, the Archdiocese of Vancouver sends out a newsletter to all who wish to subscribe. The Friday Report is emailed directly to you and contains the latest Archdiocesan news and events, calendar tidbits , links to B.C. Catholic newspaper articles, and website updates. To subscribe, visit rcav.org/friday-report/

 

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