Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for November 6, 2016
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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November 6, 2016. * 32nd 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 5
5:00 pm : † Kees Romien
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6
9:00 am : † Zamperoni & Torretto family
11:00 am : † Souls in Purgatory
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7
8:00 am : † Jesse S. Corrales
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
8:00 am : Wilson & Wisdom Chan
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
8:00 am : Bambi Concon
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
8:00 am : † Harrie Vanden Hoven
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
9:00 am : † Maria Bonifacio
7:00 pm : Gabriela & Theresa Chavez
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12
9:00 am : Cecilia Park

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
“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting encouragement and good hope through his grace, encourage your hearts and strengthen them in every good deed and word.”
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
There are two important lessons here. First, we are called to be generous with our encouragement and hope. As God shows us mercy, we must be merciful to others. Second, joy is contagious! The joy we receive from doing good works not only strengthens us, it encourages others as well.
Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis
https://www.archstl.org/stewardship-overview

 

Year of Mercy Reflections
“Among the Sacraments, certainly Reconciliation renders present with particular efficacy the merciful face of God: it is constantly and ceaselessly made real and manifest. Let us not forget, both as penitent and confessors: there is no sin that God cannot forgive!”

– Pope Francis

 
 
WEEKLY CATECHISM:
CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
III. The Mysteries of Jesus’ Public Life
Jesus’ temptations
538 The Gospels speak of a time of solitude for Jesus in the desert immediately after his baptism by John. Driven by the Spirit into the desert, Jesus remains there for forty days without eating; he lives among wild beasts, and angels minister to him.241 At the end of this time Satan tempts him three times, seeking to compromise his filial attitude toward God. Jesus rebuffs these attacks, which recapitulate the temptations of Adam in Paradise and of Israel in the desert, and the devil leaves him “until an opportune time.”242
539 The evangelists indicate the salvific meaning of this mysterious event: Jesus is the new Adam who remained faithful just where the first Adam had given in to temptation. Jesus fulfills Israel’s vocation perfectly: in contrast to those who had once provoked God during forty years in the desert, Christ reveals himself as God’s Servant, totally obedient to the divine will. In this, Jesus is the devil’s conqueror: he “binds the strong man” to take back his plunder.243 Jesus’ victory over the tempter in the desert anticipates victory at the Passion, the supreme act of obedience of his filial love for the Father.
 

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.

 
 

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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.

 
 

SAINT OF CALCUTTA EXHIBIT HAS BEEN EXTENDED!
Join us on November 10 & 11, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and November 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Saint Mary’s Parish, Vancouver to view the Saint Mother Teresa Exhibit.

 
 

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

 
 

SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY
sacrament-of-matrimonyMarriage 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.

 
 

LIVELY SPIRIT FOR SENIORS
spirit-for-seniorsA new, slow-paced seniors program, LIVELY SPIRIT for SENIORS, is running on Fridays, 12:00pm to 2:00pm at the OLM Children’s Room. The program has prayers, praise songs, light lunch & fellowship, and exercise for the body and mind. The program is Christ- centered and is designed for seniors who are not able to attend regular church activities. For information, please call Gina at 778-230- 7196 or Norma (afternoons) at 778-397- 4005. All seniors are invited to come.

 
 

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.

 
 

“GIRLS TALK” – A WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS
This workshop will explore common issues faced by teen girls today and how, as parents, we can help our young women navigate these fun yet challenging years. Date: Wednesday, November 16, from 7:00-9:00 PM Cost: $15 per person or $25 per couple Location: 7450 12th Ave, New Westminster (St. Thomas More Collegiate) Presenter: Brooke Lewis, M.A., R.C.C To register , please contact us at 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.

 

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