Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for December 4, 2016
2nd Sunday of Advent

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December 4, 2016. * 2nd Sunday of Advent
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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, DECEMBER 3
5:00 pm : † Duke Cramer
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
9:00 am : † Benedetto Colasimone
11:00 am : † Ofelia de la Costa Concon
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5
8:00 am : † Lourdes Villanueva
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6
8:00 am : Gary & Diana Westgeest-38th Wedding Anniversary
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7
8:00 am : † Antonia Gastaldo
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
8:00 am : † Zamperoni Iolanda
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9
9:00 am : † Frank & Dina Parolin
7:00 pm : † Jack Cosgrove
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
9:00 am : Michaela 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, 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
“Therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”
Matthew 3:10
Do you bear good fruit for Christ? Or, do you spend your time, talent and treasure constantly acquiring more toys, clutter and junk. Our time, our talent and our treasure are gifts that God has given us. What we do with them is our gift back to God. What gifts are you planning to give to the Lord during this upcoming Christmas season?
Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis
https://www.archstl.org/stewardship-overview

 

NOVUS ORDO LATIN MASS

SStarting next year, January 7, 2017 our parish will have our Saturday 9:00 a.m. Mass in Novus Ordo Latin. In order to get familiar with the Latin words, Mr. Gary Westgeest will assist the parishioners who are going to attend by teaching them every Saturday for 30 minutes before the morning Mass beginning on Dec 3, 2016. The order of the Mass is in Latin but the readings are in English. Please note that no class on Dec 10, but Mr. Westgeest will be back for Dec 17.

 
 
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2017 SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES
2017 Sunday offering envelope boxes are now available for pick-up at the church foyer. The envelope boxes are placed alphabetically as per your last name. Please do: (i) check the name and information on the label. (ii) take only your own envelope box. (iii) start using the envelope in 2017. If you could not find yours and wish to have one, please contact the parish office. Thank you.

 
 

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Thank you!

Our parish goal is $70,000. To date we have received a total donations of $51,233 from 217 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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PERPETUAL NOVENA TO SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA
There will be perpetual novena prayer to Saint Anthony of Padua In our parish every Tuesday morning after the rosary prayer. Please join us in this great devotion.

 
 

MUSTARD SEED HEALINGMINISTRY
Mustard Seed Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Prayer Service on December 10th 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

 
 

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

 
 

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.

 
 

PERPETUAL NOVENA TO SAINT ANTHONY OF PADUA
There will be perpetual novena prayer to Saint Anthony of Padua In our parish every Tuesday morning after the rosary prayer. Please join us in this great devotion.

 
 

SPANISH MASS
Starting December 4, we will have Spanish Mass every 1st & 3rd Sunday at 5:00 pm. Rev. Peter Altamirano, OMI will come and celebrate the Mass

 
 

ADVENT MORNING OF RECOLLECTION AND POTLUCK LUNCH
Catherine Doherty and the Little Mandate

Come join Madonna House for a special Morning of Recollection. Starts at 9:30am with coffee and muffins. After a time of reflection, silent prayer, and sharing, we will have a potluck lunch. Bring a friend and a dish to share. Saturday, December 10th, 9:30 am to 1pm at St. John the Apostle Parish Hall, 5457 Trafalgar St, Vancouver. For more information contact Madonna House: [email protected]

 
 

2016 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER IN SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES: PRAYER FOR FAMILIES
The Canadian Catholic Aboriginal Council has released a prayer of thanksgiving for families to mark the 2016 National Day of Prayer in Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples. The Aboriginal Council and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops have promoted the annual National Day of Prayer since 2002. It is celebrated on Dec. 12, the memorial of Our Lady of Guadalupe, whom Pope Pius XII proclaimed patroness of the Americas in 1946.

 
 

ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS PARISH
16th Annual Bake and Craft Sale
December 11 and 12, 2016
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 – 3:00
472 East 8th Avenue
New Westminster, BC
In Hall Behind Church

 
 

MEN’S DISCERNMENT NIGHT: GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE
Are you discerning God’s call for your life? Vocations in Progress for men is an opportunity to meet priests, ask questions, and learn about their life and spirituality. The informal event will include prayer, dinner, and discussion. Join us on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at St. Nicholas Parish, Langley. For more info., visit vocationsvancouver.ca/events/vip

 

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