Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for November 13, 2016
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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November 13, 2016. * 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time *

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. 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 (Parish Religious Education Program) Classes for Children in Public School
PREP classes are ongoing every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at 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 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, NOVEMBER 12
5:00 pm : Wisdom & Wilson Chan
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13
9:00 am : † Gerardus Vanden Hoven
11:00 am : De Souza Family Intentions
12:30 pm : Baptism
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
8:00 am : † Selah Corrales Nelson
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
8:00 am : † Maria Van Lankveld
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
8:00 am : Maribeth Malvar
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
8:00 am : Romeo & Fredeswinda Malvar
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18
9:00 am : † Elsa & Benedetto Colasimone
7:00 pm : † Gino Pecile
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19
9:00 am : † Pantalgon & Romeo 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, 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
“…Rather, we wanted to present ourselves as a model for you, so that you might imitate us.”
2 THESSALONIANS 3:9
Most people who live a grateful and generous lifestyle don’t go around bragging about it. But through their actions and words, others do take notice. They notice because of the joy and peace that results and other people desire this in their own life. Know that the way you live your life may be the only interaction others have with the Catholic faith.
Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis
https://www.archstl.org/stewardship-overview

 

Year of Mercy Reflections
“If any one of us does not feel in need of the mercy of God, does not see himself as a sinner, it is better for him not to go to Mass! We go to Mass because we are sinners and we want to receive God’s pardon, to participate in the redemption of Jesus, in his forgiveness.”

– Pope Francis

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Thank you!

Our parish goal is $70,000. To date we have received a total donations of $49,718 from 206 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.

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CWL’S FALL FAIR
The Catholic Women’s League’s Fall Fair will be held on Sunday, November 27 after both masses. There will be breakfast goodies, knitted goods, and religious articles for sale.

 

NUNS IN THE PARISH
accommodation-fo-rthe-nunsOur parish is looking for an accommodation for the nuns who are coming to our parish in May 2017. We need a 3-bedroom house in the vicinity of the parish. Please contact the OLM parish.

 

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE FEAST DAY
our-lady-of-guadalupeLegion of Mary invites you to come and celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day on Saturday, Dec 10 after the 9:00 am Mass. There will be a rosary prayer followed by potluck brunch in the church basement. This year we will have Mariachis who are going to sing for us. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration. Please contact Alondra at 778-712-1569 for more information

 

KofC ANNUAL DINNER DANCE
kofc-annual-dinner-danceOLM 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. All proceeds from the dinner dance will be used for OLM seniors’ and children’s Christmas parties. Come and support your Knights.
Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, Nov 20, after Mass. Tickets for Knights’ annual dinner dance will be available at the breakfast.
Knights Meeting: in the basement, Sunday, Nov 20, after 11 am Mass to finalize the dinner dance program. Knights are requested to attend this important meeting.

 

“GIRLS TALK” – A WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS
CANCELLED !

Due to unforeseen circumstances our Girls Talk workshop is being postponed until February or next year. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have cause. Thank you for your understanding.
Denis Boyd & Associates, [email protected] or 604-931-7211

 

SEMINARY OF CHRIST THE KING LECTURE
End the Year of Mercy with thoughtprovoking talks by Fr. David Songy, OFM Cap. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Seminary of Christ the King, Mission. Fr. Songy is one of the missionaries of mercy commissioned by Pope Francis for this year. He currently serves as president of Saint Luke Institute in Maryland, an organisation dedicated to “bringing the healing ministry of Christ to Catholic men and women through education and psychological, spiritual and physical care” (www.sli.org). Join us for his talk on “The Church: Face of Mercy in a Despairing World,” from 10:15-11:40 a.m. and “Personal Prayer: A Foundation for Mercy,” from 1:15-3:00 p.m. Admission free and open to all. Bring your own lunch.

 

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. Next one is on November 28 at 6 pm. at the Children Room. For information call Lila Caldera at (778) 882-8048.

 

“DEPRESSION—A SICKNESS OR A SIN?”
The catholic forum invites you to explore the topic:
“Depression-A Sickness or a Sin?”, with Paul Ungar, MD, PhD, a theologian and registered psychologist with 45 years experience. Tuesday, Nov 22 at 7 pm at St. Mary’s church, Vancouver. By donation. For more info, see http://dominicanlaity.ca/forum/ or contact Dr. Ungar at 604-588-5696 or Cathy Neugebauer at [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

 

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