Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for February 12, 2017
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 12, 2017. * 6th 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
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 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]


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 Novus Ordo Latin Mass
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. For more info, please contact Linda at -.
Saint Anthony of Padua Perpetual Novena: Every Tuesday after morning Mass
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)
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 – 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 ).


5:00 pm : † Apollos Hin Fong
6:30 pm : Healing Prayer
9:00 am : † George Gastaldo
11:00 am : † Araceli Castillo
12:30 pm : BAPTISM
9:00 am : † Rosalia Palma
8:00 am : † Felipe Siglos Sr.
8:00 am : † Jacinto Epis – Death Anniversary
10:00 am : † Sabina Krische-Funeral Mass
8:00 am : † Antonio & Jaime Couto
9:00 am : Wilson & Wisdom Chan-intention
7:00 pm : † Benjamin Pagalilauan
9:00 am : † Fortunata Lida
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.


In your prayers, please remember the sick:
Anaceto Rabang, Sydney Shanti, Lourdes Andal, Miguel Concon, Lorena Siglos, Pedro Romey, Dianne Slaght, Candida De Souza, Jean Lopez, Alan Hall.
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.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE Sabina Sylvia Krische Died on February 4th 2017 Funeral Mass: February 15th 10 am

The closer we are to Mary, the closer we are to Jesus. Are you interested in learning about your faith, making valuable friends and gaining leadership skills? For inquiries, please contact Dezza Lontok 604-809-3487. .


When: Every Friday during Lent season, March 3 – April 7, 2017, 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm.
Venue: Our Lady of Mercy School Gym except on March 24, 2017 will be at Our Lady of Mercy Church.
lenten-talks-2017 Mar 3 Lent - A Call to Repentance and Conversion Mark 1:15 Rev. Alessandro Lovato The Holy Rosary Cathedral  Vancouver Mar 10 Lord  Teach Us to Pray  Matthew 7:7-12 Rev. Rudolf d Souza OCD The Guardian Angels Parish Vancouver Mar 17 Fasting and Almsgiving Matthew 6: 1-8 16-18 Very Rev. Gary Franken Vicar General of The Archdiocese of Vancouver and Pastor at St. Anthony Parish West Vancouver Mar 24 The Healing Power of Confession Psalm 51 Rev. Lucien Larre Mission Priest Mar 31 Lent: A Time for SelfDenial Mark 8:34 Rev. Craig Scott St. Clare of Assisi Parish Coquitlam Apr 7 I am A New Being 2 Corinthians 5:17 Ephesians 2:10 Rev Augustine Obiwumma The Holy Trinity Parish North Vancouver


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.


“For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” -Matthew 5:20
The scribes and Pharisees lived according to the letter of the law and they used this to elevate themselves above the other people. Jesus is clear – it’s the love that you have in your heart that will get you to heaven. Simply following church rules out of obligation, not love, does not put you on the path to heaven. Attending Mass on Sunday and then gossiping about a fellow parishioner on the parking lot is an example of a modern day Pharisee.
Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis


If anyone of you who come to the Holy Mass but don’t quite understand its settings or what the priest is doing and saying, here is a good opportunity for you to know more about it. There will be a video presentation on the Holy Mass entitled “Walk Through The Mass, Exploring The Sacred Liturgy” by Dr. Edward Sri. He will explain to us the entire setting of the Mass, the prayers, the gestures and the responses from the beginning untill the end. It will be held on Tuesday, Feb 28 at the church basement from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


rob-galea-concertThere will be a concert on March 5 at OLM gym from 2 pm until 4 pm featuring Fr. Robert Galea together with Psalm 98. Tickets are sold at $15 each. Proceeds will go to Migrants and Refugee Program of OLM. We will be selling tickets every weekend Mass from Feb 4 until Mar 5.


Help count the homeless in your local community for the B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association on Tuesday, March 7 (evening), and Wednesday, March 8 (daytime). This is a rare opportunity that happens only once every 3 years. If you or someone you know is interested, please sign-up online at . This is also a great opportunity to volunteer with Catholic Charities Shelter Services. For more info, contact Scott Small at [email protected]


The “Spiritual Exercises” is an intensive, individually directed retreat offered by the Jesuit Spirituality Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. This Retreat focuses on facilitating one’s actual Experience of God. By 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. Registration and Application required by: March 15th, 2017. The retreat starts May 2017 extending over 8 months. For information: [email protected] or (778) 806-4378.


Join us for the 1st CHSCF, featuring award-winning
choirs from Archbishop Carney, Holy Cross, Little Flower Academy, St. Patrick’s, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Thomas More high schools as they gather together in song. Join us on Thursday, February 16th, from 7-9pm at St. Andrew’s Wesley, 1022 Nelson St., Vancouver. Concert will close with a massed choir performance conducted by guest conductor Dinah Helgeson. Cost:$10. Visit www.catholicchoralfestival.bpt.me


All are invited to attend the Archdiocesan Vocations Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School, Vancouver from 4–8 p.m. Visit displays and meet the sisters and priests who serve throughout our archdiocese. For more information contact Sr. Rhonda, [email protected] or 604-788-8592.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend getaway that helps married couples rediscover themselves as individuals and as a couple. Join us Feb. 24-26 at Little Flowery Monastery at Carmel Hill, Deroche. Cost is $60 per couple, with optional donation. To register, please contact Steve and Mary Bohnen at 604-876- 7298 or [email protected] For more info, please visit www.wwme.org


In a world of change and uncertainty we need a safe place, an anchor for our soul that never fails. It is easy to become discouraged and lose heart, which is why we need time and space to let God’s word take deep root within us. Join us for a weekend of encounter with our amazing God who is Unfailing. This women’s retreat is an opportunity to get away from the busyness of life and personally encounter God. There will be opportunities for prayer and worship, fellowship, workshops, sacraments, music, laughter, rest, to enjoy the beauty of nature and hear inspiring teaching. Our speakers for this year will be Sr. Miriam James Heidland SOLT, Michelle Benzinger, Debra Herbeck and Heather Khym.
Cost: $265 dorm shared room; $365 private room (limited in number).
March 31-April 1 at RockRidge Canyon, a Conference and Retreat Centre located near Princeton, BC.
For more info or to register, visit rcav.org/unfailing


IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA May 31 to June 15, 2017. You are invited to join Fr. Robert Wong, SJ in this special pilgrimage to Portugal (Fatima), Spain (Sanitago de Compostella, Loyola, Javier, Manresa, Montserrat, Barcelona), Italy (Rome). Please contact Fr. Robert ([email protected]) for more information.


The Catholic Health Association of BC will be awarding two bursaries valued at $250 each to two 2017 graduating students who are enrolled in Catholic secondary schools, or who are members of BC or Yukon parishes and enrolled in public secondary schools, or who are home-schooled. Students are asked to submit a 500-word essay that demonstrates an awareness and understanding of the significance of Spirituality in Health Care. Submissions must be received on or before March 10, 2017.


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.


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:




Altar Servers:Robert
Sacristan: Alberto
5:00 pm Mass Choir: Cherry
9:00 am Mass Choir: Mabel
11:00 am Mass Choir: Charles
Children’s Liturgy: Corsaire
Youth Ministry: Melanie
Project Advance: Josie
Catholic Women’s League: Elaine
Knights of Columbus: Raphael
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: Thelma
Parish Religious Education Program: Marivic
Legion of Mary (English): Terri
Legion of Mary (Spanish): Alondra
Legion of Mary (Junior-English): Ferdeliza
Migrant Workers: Ralph
Couples for Christ: Gerry
Mustard Seed: Mario
Handmaids of the Lord: Bennie
Opus Dei (Ladies): Melanie
Opus Dei (Gents): Peter –
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul: Brad