Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for April 9, 2017
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

April 9, 2017. * Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord*

Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
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

Our Lady of Mercy School
School Office: (604) 526-7121
Principal: Neva Grout
Email: [email protected]
website: www.ourladyofmercy.ca


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.
During the Lenten season, please keep RCIA in your prayers.
For the Elect preparing for the Easter sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist : Lampson Leung, Jane Huang, Bernice Mai, Priscilla Yee, Alex Chow, Karen Chow, Chiamei Hsiao, Ping Li, Kenny Wu , Constance Yee, Maria Chan, Sharon Wong, Siau Hwa Ong, Prima Setyosari, Jing Zhang, Xian Li and Vicky Xiao
For the Baptized Candidates preparing for the Easter sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist : Tiffany Choi, Miju Kim, and Daisy Dulay


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]

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 ).


Saturday, April 1, 2017
5:00pm : † Joon Guan Kheng-Death Anniversary
Sunday, April 2, 2017
9:00am : † Ruperto & Pomposa Miñoza
11:00am : Maribeth Malvar-Thanksgiving
Monday, April 3, 2017
8:00am : † Leonardo III & Marjorie Prades
8:00am : † Joveno Labandelo
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
8:00 am : † Marjorie & Leonardo Prades III
7:00 pm : Lent Penitential Service
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
8:00am : † Leonardo III & Marjorie Prades
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:00am : † John Paul Leduc
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00am : † George & Antonia Gastaldo
7:00pm : † Jesse S. Corrales
Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00am : † Jaime Edgardo & Luzvilla Moncada
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, Pedro Romey, Dianne Slaght, Candida De Souza, Jean Lopez, Alan Hall, Linus Ngui, Tim Clay and Christina Jasinska.
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.


On Solidarity Sunday we would like to thank you for similarly standing in solidarity with your brothers and sisters around the world through your prayers, your voice and your generous gifts. These are truly acts of mercy. “Mercy is the force that reawakens us to new life” (Pope Francis). This Solidarity Sunday we remember Rigoberta Menchú, a friend of Development and Peace – Caritas Canada, who received the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work defending the rights of Indigenous peoples. To learn more about this inspiring woman, visit www.devp.org/insp-women


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

9:00 AM : Morning Mass followed by Adoration
3:00 PM : Chaplet of Divine Mercy
6:00 PM : Benediction
6:30 PM : Stations of the Cross
7:00 PM : Evening Mass

Encounter with my Lord…
Encounter with my Lord…
I attended catholic schools at an early age and moved to Canada when I was 19. I am always happy because God loves me a lot. He gave me a loving family to grow up with, a good career, a husband who cares me a lot, and a beautiful and healthy 2 year old child who also loves God very much. When I look back now, God’s truth and love affects me a lot, he leads me to be a good and loving person, overcome the temptations and steadily went through the teenager stage. RCIA is the plan of God for me to be guided to be a better person and then to start a new chapter as a Catholic to serve God with my family. There are a lot of positive changes to me these days. I am eager to go to weekly mass where I can formally worship God and grants me peace. I also have more opportunities to know better about myself from praying, reading and thinking. Not only building up individual love between me and God; but also the relationship with others. With everyone sharing their experiences I learn to accept and forgive for what others have done to me in my life. This is one thing God wants me to do. The love between God and me is interacting. My husband and I are very lucky to have a child who loves God very much. She loves the mass, reading her little Bible, hearing the stories about God and Jesus, and also to start praying “Thank You God” before she starts dinner. Definitely, I feel God is inviting me. I want to be a Catholic. I cherish this preparation to become a child of God. I feel joyful and peace. I see my clear direction to follow God which I long for in my heart, and I cannot wait to love God, serve God and communicate with God more. God sent me a picture just like the one I enclosed. Judith*)
*) Name has been changed for privacy protection
Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied:” Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your
soul and with all your mind.



He humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross. Therefore God highly exalted him… Jesus humbled himself and became the suffering servant for our salvation. As stewards of the good news entrusted to us, we too may suffer for the faith from time to time. Jesus completely emptied himself in serving God’s purpose, and ultimately his suffering was rewarded. For us, being God’s servants has its rewards in the life to come, but also in the life we enjoy here and now. Rewards like peace of mind that comes from trusting in God, and the feeling that we are making a difference in the lives of others. Still, we may occasionally suffer rejection for being good stewards of what we profess to believe. So, we pray this Holy Week that we may empty ourselves of pride or fear, and have the humility, wisdom, and courage to share our faith where and when needed.
Copyright © 2017, by Joseph Daniel Potvin, Joppa Stewardship Leaders, Ottawa
Tuesday, April 4th at 7.00 in the evening.
Jesus truly forgives us and He loves us. During this time we are all encouraged to go to Confession as a way to prepare for Easter. Through Confession, we can gain strength in our spiritual weakness.
Saint Michael’s Parish, Burnaby
Saint Francis de Sales Parish, Burnaby
Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Coquitlam

One of the most solemn and significant liturgies of our Church is the Chrism Mass. Join Archbishop Miller and all our priests on Wednesday, April 12, at 5 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral for the blessing of the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and the oil of chrism.


The Catholic Mass is the central act of worship in the life of a Catholic, but few are aware of what it all means. While some Catholics may know the prayers and responses said in the liturgy, many do not know their significance or historical development. The true beauty of the Mass is seen when you break it down into it’s components and explain each of the steps in a way that you might understand more clearly. The course Overview of the Liturgy explains the Catholic Mass so that you will have a better understanding of what it is, what it does and how it is essential to Christian growth. Course cost is $40 and includes lunch on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Holy Cross Secondary, Surrey. For more information and registration visit: .


These presentations by Archdiocese of Vancouver Catholic Cemeteries deal with matters to consider before writing or updating your will. Learn about the beauty and dignity of the funeral rite and how to make pre-need arrangements. Receive free guides and loads of practical advice on Tuesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at St. Nicholas Church, Langley. These workshops present facts and information. No investment services or insurance will be promoted or sold. For more information, contact Catholic Cemeteries [email protected] or call 604- 531-2141.


State Bursary Program will award 30x$500 bursaries to Catholic students of BC. Any interested and qualified student must write to the State Bursary Chairman. Visit website: kofcbc.org/files/2013/08/Terms-of-Reference-2017.pdf.


Vocations in Progress for women is an opportunity to meet religious, ask questions, and learn about their life and spirituality. Join other young women for an informal evening including prayer, dinner, and discussion. Please note: events are for single women, aged 18-35. Friday, April 7, from 7-10 p.m. For more info. or to register, contact [email protected]


The CFC-Youth are inviting youth ages 12 – 21 to a Youth Camp scheduled on April 7th to 9th at St. Francis De Sales Parish Gym (6610 Balmoral St. Burnaby, B.C.) The Youth Camp starts with registration at 5:00 PM, on April. 7th and will continue until April. 9th, 1:30PM. It is an experience which will give the youth the opportunity to know Jesus Christ in a personal way and build Christian friendships with other youth and young adults.”


Join the 111th Catholic Scout Guild to celebrate the patron saint’s day on Saturday, April 22, Mass at 1:00pm and refreshments to follow. All current or past members of Scouts and Guides, Canadian and International are welcome to join us with wearing your uniforms.


Everyone is invited to join a retreat by Daughters of Carmel from San Francisco, USA. Friday-Sunday, May 19-21 at Our Lady of Mercy School Gym, there will be a healing Mass at the end of the retreat. Cost for adult is $20 and free for children. Child care is available during retreat. For more information and registration, please contact Prisca 604-618-1893 or Sheryl 778-680-7703.


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. Presented by: Brooke Lewis, Psy. D., R.C.C. on Wednesday, April 19 from 7-9PM at St. Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Ave, Burnaby. Cost: $15/person or $25/couple. Pre-registration is required. Please contact 604-931-7211 or [email protected] to pre-register


Good Communication, stress management and practicing one’s faith have a great deal in common. Psychologist Denis Boyd will share practical tips on how to enhance your marriage and at the same time, reduce the stress that arises from daily challenges. Thursday, April 20 7-9pm at All Saints Parish 821 Fairfax Street, Coquitlam $15/person or $25/couple. Pre-registration is required. Please contact 604-931-7211 or [email protected]


2017: Women at the Heart of Change Palm Sunday gives us the beautiful image of Christ as both servant and leader, of the unique mission of the Church in the world. Thousands of Development and Peace members enact this mission by striving for justice. Thank you for continuing to pray for all those who are working to build a world of peace and justice, and for supporting your sisters and brothers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East through your generous gifts during Share Lent. If you would like to become more involved in this work as a member or a volunteer, go to www.devp.org/membership, email us [email protected] or call 1844 480 DEVP.


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 (604) 525-7048
OLM Gym Inquiries: Jacqueline (604) 526-1731
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
Sacristan: Alberto (604) 375-2377
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) 762-0225
Legion of Mary (Spanish): Alondra (778) 712-1569
Legion of Mary (Junior-English): Ferdeliza (604) 522-3292
Migrant Ministry: 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