Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for November 20, 2016
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November 20, 2016. * Christ the King *

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20
9:00 am : † Virginia Gallo
9:00 am : † John O’Callaghan
11:00 am : † Ofelia de la Costa Concon
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21
8:00 am : Paul & Angela Fong-Special Intention
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
8:00 am : Wilson & Wisdom Chan-Special Intention
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23
8:00 am : Wilson & Wisdom Chan-Special Intention
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24
8:00 am : † Fil Apolinario
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25
9:00 am : Krishna Family Thanksgiving
7:00 pm : † Carmelina Dias Souza
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26
9:00 am : † Meugeun Anna Lee

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
“….giving thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.” Colossians 1:12
God wants us to be happy! Instead of looking at the Ten Commandments as being restrictive and telling us what we can’t do, look at them as guides for living a joy-filled and peaceful life. Most of our problems arise when we put our own needs first or spend most of our time trying to acquire “things”. Try putting God first in all things instead.
Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis
https://www.archstl.org/stewardship-overview

 

Year of Mercy Reflections
“Whoever experiences divine mercy, is impelled to be an architect of mercy among the least and the poor. In these ‘littlest brothers,’ Jesus awaits us; let us receive mercy and let us give mercy!”

– Pope Francis

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Thank you!

Our parish goal is $70,000. To date we have received a total donations of $50,018 from 212 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.

 

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.

 

PHYSICIAN ASSISTED SUICIDE
Speaker: Peter Nation
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 |7 – 9 pm
Corpus Christi Elementary School Gym 6344 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
Parking is available in the school parking lot
Please register at: www.catholicvoices.ca/pas-nov-22-2016.
For more information contact Catherine Yeung at (604) 565-2631. Educate yourself and learn how to speak effectively about Physician Assisted Suicide.

 

ADVENT RETREAT – A TIME TO NOURISH HOPE
Join us for an Advent retreat that offers an opportunity to get away from your busy daily life and come to know God in a more intimate and personal way. Grow in your own spirituality and mark the season of Advent as a time to nourish hope. Retreat with Ann M. Garrido, DMin, associate professor of homiletics at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Vancouver starting at 9 a.m., ending with Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller at 4 p.m. Cost is $25/person and includes retreat booklet and lunch. For more info. or to register, visit rcav.org/ocadvent-retreat

 

CATHOLIC DEAF ASSOCIATION FUNDRAISING DINNER
The Catholic Deaf Association is raising money to attend the National Deaf Catholic conference in Toronto in 2020. Join us on Saturday, Dec 3, for our fundraiser at St. Francis de Sales, Burnaby. Mass (with ASL interpretation) begins at 5 p.m. with a Christmas dinner to follow. Tickets are $30. For tickets, please contact Juliana Musso at [email protected] Deadline to purchase tickets is Nov 27.

 

OVER 1,000 MUGS LEAVE THE MEN’S HOSTEL EVERY YEAR, WITH THEIR GUESTS
And now they’re running low on mugs! Every night our emergency homeless shelter hosts over 100 men who drink lots of coffee. Serving beverages in ceramic mugs is so much more welcoming than disposable cups. We also encourage our guests to keep their mugs so they can have something to call their own as they seek more stable long-term housing. If you have any mugs that you could donate to our guests, please contact us at the men’s hostel at 604-443-3292 or [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