Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for February 5, 2017
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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February 5, 2017. * 5th 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 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]

 

PARISH OFFICE HOUR
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 604-440-1482.
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 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, FEBRUARY 4
5:00 pm : Maribeth Malvar-Thanksgiving
6:30 pm : Indonesian Mass
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5
9:00 am : † Eppie Watson
11:00 am : † Ofelia de la Costa Concon
7:00 pm : Filipino Mass
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6
8:00 am : † Souls in Purgatory
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7
8:00 am : † George & Antonia Gastaldo
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8
8:00 am : Wilson & Wisdom Chan Special Intention
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9
8:00 am : Wilson & Wisdom Chan
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10
9:00 am : Mariotto & Burrow family intentions
7:00 pm : Mike Joshua Dublan-18th Birthday
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11
9:00 am : † Ricardo & Calixta Semblante
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, 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.

 
 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16
The generosity of being a good steward of your gifts has a positive effect on people and it is contagious! Good works encourages more good works. Let your light shine! Be careful to recognize that God is working through you and don’t put yourself above the people you have been called to help
Stewardship Office, The Archdiocese of St. Louis
http://archstl.org/stewardship/page/bulletin-inserts

WEEKLY CATECHISM:
CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
III. The Mysteries of Jesus’ Public Life
Jesus’ ascent to Jerusalem
557 “When the days drew near for him to be taken up [Jesus] set his face to go to Jerusalem.”304 By this decision he indicated that he was going up to Jerusalem prepared to die there. Three times he had announced his Passion and Resurrection; now, heading toward Jerusalem, Jesus says: “It cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.”305
558 Jesus recalls the martyrdom of the prophets who had been put to death in Jerusalem. Nevertheless he persists in calling Jerusalem to gather around him: “How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!”306 When Jerusalem comes into view he weeps over her and expresses once again his heart’s desire: “Would that even today you knew the things that make for peace! But now they are hid from your eyes.”307
Jesus’ messianic entrance into Jerusalem
559 How will Jerusalem welcome her Messiah? Although Jesus had always refused popular attempts to make him king, he chooses the time and prepares the details for his messianic entry into the city of “his father David.”308 Acclaimed as son of David, as the one who brings salvation (Hosanna means “Save!” or “Give salvation!”), the “King of glory” enters his City “riding on an ass.”309 Jesus conquers the Daughter of Zion, a figure of his Church, neither by ruse nor by violence, but by the humility that bears witness to the truth.310 And so the subjects of his kingdom on that day are children and God’s poor, who acclaim him as had the angels when they announced him to the shepherds.311 Their acclamation, “Blessed be he who comes in the name of the Lord,”312 is taken up by the Church in the “Sanctus” of the Eucharistic liturgy that introduces the memorial of the Lord’s Passover
 

SEMINARY OF CHRIST THE KING VOCATION LIVE-IN
Our Lady of Mercy Parish is inviting all young men (Gr. 7 and above) to attend and join a weekend LIVE-IN at Seminary of Christ the King in Mission on February 17-19. Those who are interested in the priesthood or the life of a religious brother, or those who just want to see for themselves what seminary life is like are welcome to register. Anyone planning to come should fill in the application form available in the church foyer and forward it to: Ralph/Nolisa Guerra (778-898-1220/604-240-1353) no later than Feb 13.
Interested person may also directly submit their application form to the parish office.

 
 

LEGION OF MARY—YOUTH
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. .

 
 

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.

 
 

MUSTARD SEED HEALING MINISTRY
Mustard Seed Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Prayer Service on February 11th 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

 
 

FR. ROB GALEA-PSALM 98 MUSIC MINISTRY CONCERT
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.

 
 

THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
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.

 
 

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK 2017
Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB, will be celebrating a Mass of Anointing to celebrate World Day of the Sick 2017, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 555 S. Slocan Street, Vancouver, on Friday, February 10 at 10:30 a.m. The Sacrament of Anointing will be administered after the Homily. All the sick and their caregivers are invited to attend. Following Mass, a simple refreshment will be offered in the parish hall. Plenty of parking is available.

 
 

WORLD MARRIAGE DAY, SPONSORED BY WWME!
world-marriage-day-logo-279x300Make Valentine special this year by attending the World Marriage Day Mass! The event will include Mass, recognizing Marriages, followed by cake, coffee and fellowship. The newest and longest married couples in attendance will each receive a gift.
Date: February 12, 2017
Time: 11:00 am Mass
Place : Good Shepherd Church (2250 150 St, Surrey, BC)

 
 

VOCATIONS FAIR
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.

 
 

UNFAILING
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

 
 

IGNATIAN PILGRIMAGE 2017:
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 BURSARIES
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.

 

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.

 

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