January 8, 2017. * Epiphany of the Lord *
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
Our Lady of Mercy School
School Office: (604) 526-7121
Principal: Neva Grout
Email: [email protected]
Registration for 2017/2018 at Our Lady of Mercy School
If you have a child ready for Kindergarten for the 2017/2018 school year, please fill out the Waiting List Application form and submit to the school office as soon as possible. The forms are available for download from www.ourladyofmercy.ca. We will be running a full day kindergarten. Please do not delay as the list fills quickly. The completed forms can be emailed, faxed or dropped off at the school office starting January 3, 2017. Families on the waiting list will be contacted during the second week in January to set up a time for an interview with you and your child.
Email: [email protected] Fax: 604-520-3194
Waiting List Application forms for Grades 1 to 7 are also available for download from our website. Please submit completed forms along with a copy of your child’s most recent report card. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you. Thank you.
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]
RITE OF ACCEPTANCE AND WELCOMING
Please pray for our catechumens and candidates in RCIA On December 17th at the 5pm Saturday Mass of Anticipation, we celebrate the acceptance of Xian Li, Prima Setyosari, and Jing (Jackie) Zhang into the Order of Catechumens. We also welcome baptized catholic Daisy Dulay as she prepares for the sacrament of confirmation.
Assembling publicly for the first time, the candidates who have completed the period of the inquiry declare their intention to the Church and the Church in turn, carrying out its apostolic mission, accepts and welcomes them as persons who intend to become its full members. God showers his grace on the candidates, since the celebration manifests their desire publicly and marks their reception and first consecration by the Church.
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
Public Holidays : 9:00am
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.
Liturgy of the Hour: Monday-Thursday start at 7:15am and Friday-Saturday start at 8:00 am
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)
LITURGY OF THE HOUR : We have Liturgy of the Hour at 7:15 am on Monday to Saturday. For more info, please contact Linda at 604-440-1482.
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 ).
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7
05:00 pm : † Giuseppe Facchin
SUNDAY, JANUARY 8
09:00 am : † Jose & Francisca Bicho
11:00 am : Gary Westgeest – Birthday
12:30 pm : BAPTISM
MONDAY, JANUARY 9
09:00 am : † Eufrosina Reyes – Death Anniversary
TUESDAY, JANUARY 10
08:00 am : Salvador & Helen Dungan-Thanksgiving
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11
08:00 am : Mr & Mrs Romeo Malvar-Thanksgiving
THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
08:00 am : Angela & Paul Fong-Thanksgiving
† Molly Tak-1st Death Anniversary
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
09:00 am : † Leone Fasan
07:00 pm : Maribeth Malvar-Thanksgiving
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14
09:00 am : † Estanislawa Plaza
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, Lourdes Andal, Miguel Concon and Lorena Siglos, Pedro Romey, Dianne Slaght, Candida De Souza, Jean Lopez.
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.
“Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”
The image of the Magi kneeling before the infant Jesus and opening their treasure chests for Him is an image that we should all try to follow all year long. In gratitude for all that we have been given, we are called to generously share all of our gifts, not just the ones we pick and choose. God wants us to be the most generous with that one thing that means the most to us.
Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis
NOVUS ORDO LATIN MASS
At our parish, every Saturday 9:00 a.m. Mass is 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. The order of the Mass is in Latin but the readings are in English.
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.
CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
III. The Mysteries of Jesus’ Public Life
The signs of the Kingdom of God
547 Jesus accompanies his words with many “mighty works and wonders and signs,” which manifest that the kingdom is present in him and attest that he was the promised Messiah.268
548 The signs worked by Jesus attest that the Father has sent him. They invite belief in him.269 To those who turn to him in faith, he grants what they ask.270 So miracles strengthen faith in the One who does his Father’s works; they bear witness that he is the Son of God.271 But his miracles can also be occasions for “offense”;272 they are not intended to satisfy people’s curiosity or desire for magic. Despite his evident miracles some people reject Jesus; he is even accused of acting by the power of demons.273
549 By freeing some individuals from the earthly evils of hunger, injustice, illness, and death,274 Jesus performed messianic signs. Nevertheless he did not come to abolish all evils here below,275 but to free men from the gravest slavery, sin, which thwarts them in their vocation as God’s sons and causes all forms of human bondage.276
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING PRESENTATION
By Paul & Theresa Yong on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the church basement. Paul and Theresa Yong live in Vancouver and are a married couple with experience in Natural Family Planning (NFP). Paul is a doctor and together they are well versed in four different methods of NFP. The aim of their talk is to share the church’s teaching about NFP and how it works. The four main methods will be discussed as well as the challenges and benefits. There will also be a question and answer session.
ADORATION WITH PSALM 98 MUSIC MINISTRY
Let us come and adore the Lord together with PSALM 98 Music Ministry on Saturday, January 28 at 6:30 pm (after 5 pm Mass).
THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
What Are The Spiritual Exercises?
The “Spiritual Exercises” is an intensive, individually directed retreat (extending over 8 months) offered by the Jesuit
Spirituality Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. It was composed by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the “Jesuits’). It is Church approved, originally by Pope Paul III in 1548 (as part of the Catholic Reformation). It is a compilation of classical Catholic spirituality plus the “devotio moderna”.
This Retreat focuses on facilitating one’s actual Experience of God – and a practicum of Discernment involving finding the Lord in the deepest areas of one’s soul. By means of praying through one’s own life and the life of Christ, one experiences God’s Presence, Healing, and Call to salvation and vocation, including any major life decisions.
Praying the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola
For information or registration, email [email protected] or tel. (778) 806-4378.
Application deadline: March 15th, 2017.
Registration fee: $100 (bursaries available).
Please note the following requirements:
This program is held in 2 Parts (May – mid-June & October to end of April)
Part 1 (May – mid-June)
daily: 1 hour & 15 minutes of prayer
a weekly meeting with your Director
a weekly instructional meeting by Jesuit priest
Fr. Richard Soo at:
Our Lady of Mercy Parish May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2017 , 7 – 9 p.m.
a retreat day on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at: Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Part 2 (Oct to the end of April)
daily: 1 hour & 15 minutes of prayer
a weekly meeting with your Director
a monthly instructional meeting on a weekday evening:
dates and place to be announced
WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2017
Pope Francis urges us to do as Jesus did by proclaiming the good news of hope to all, especially to those in great need. He wants to “focus attention on the smallest of the small.” Children who often arrive unaccompanied in their destination countries, “are unable to make their own voices heard” and “easily become victims of grave violations of human rights.” Join us on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey, for the 6th annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Miller, CSB. rcav.org/worldday-of-migrants-and-refugees
SECOND ANNUAL ORDINANDI DINNER
Join Archbishop Miller and members of the Catholic faithful as we gather together in support of the men in our Archdiocese who are soon “to be ordained” (“ordinandi”) to the priesthood. Meet your future priests: Deacon Francesco Voltaggio, Deacon Giovanni Schiesari, and Deacon Juan Lucca. Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner begins promptly at 6 p.m. Cost: $50. You can also sponsor a priest or seminarian. To register or for more info on how to sponsor a priest or seminarian, visit vocationsvancouver.ca
NO GST ON INGROUND PLOTS AND CREMATION
BURIAL You can save 5% GST on traditional burial plots and in-ground cremation plots at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. If interested, please contact Catholic Cemeteries at 604-531-2141.
SAINT MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA
Come and share a time of spiritual renewal and inspiration for 2017 as the Eparchy of New Westminster invites you to an event about the life and legacy of St. Teresa of Calcutta. Join Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, MC, the Winnipeg-born Ukrainian Catholic priest who knew St. Theresa very well and was the postulator for her canonization cause.
Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-3:30 pm at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church 550 West-14th Avenue, Vancouver.
Call Deacon Mykhailo at 604-524-8824 for tickets and information.
Please remember your parish when you make your will (estate). Thank You!
Domestic Abuse Services: Help Line 604.640.7549
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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