Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for May 14th, 2017
5th Sunday of Easter

May 14, 2017. * 5th Sunday of Easter *

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)
If you are interested in the Catholic Faith
We invite you to join us every Sunday at the 9:00 am Mass and at 10:00 am for one hour question & answer session the church basement.
For inquiries:
call/text Susan Silveira at 778-772-9714


First Communion of the children in the parish
First Communion of the children in the parish will be Sunday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m.
Confirmation will be on Thursday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m. to be administered by Archbishop J. Michael Miller.

Let us pray for our children preparing for the Sacraments that they will be drawn into a deeper understanding of their faith.

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, May 13, 2017
5:00pm : † Rolando Basinang Sr.
Sunday, May 14, 2017
9:00am : † Molly Tak
11:00am : † Antonio & Maria C. Vales
Monday, May 15, 2017
8:00am : † Joveno Labandelo
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
8:00am : † Joveno Labandelo
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:00am : Angela & Paul Fong-Thanksgiving
Thursday, May 18, 2017
8:00am : Julieta Prades – Thanksgiving
Friday, May 19, 2017
9:00am : † Fausto Banada
7:00pm : † Felipa Salas
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00am : † George Gastaldo
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.


Encounter with my Lord…
Encounter with my Lord…
The way I encountered God, as I looked back now, was a miracle. Before I knew God, my soul was unsettled, I was always worried about everything because I am the kind of person trying to put everything under control… but life is sometimes tough and I often felt frustrated. Then thanks to my son who led me to the front of God after he had been in Our Lady of Mercy School for a year. I still remember how touched I felt when I first heard the children’s song in mass, “Children of God, in one family, no matter what you do God loves you.” I was touched by this unconditional love, the love that only GOD can give us.
Then I came to know more about God by attending RCIA sessions, where I met wonderful teachers, volunteers and my godmother. They taught me religion knowledge and shared their testimonies of God’s glory. They taught me nothing to worry about as we are all in God’s hands, and He is the one who save us. I was inspired and I believed God is my savoir.
Now reading the gospel and praying has become part of my daily life. I see God as a light tower, by following His light, I would never walk in the darkness. I see Jesus as my living water, I would never be thirsty again. I believe Our Lord Jesus /God is with us always…. just open your heart and let Him in and you will be saved. Sarah*
*) Name has been changed for privacy protection



“The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” 1 PETER 2:7
Everyone is given unique gifts. Many people are able to recognize their talents and abilities, but there are many people who are unsure of their gifts. This may make them feel worthless. If you know someone who is struggling for a direction in life, give them a little encouragement. Help them discern how they might use their skills. No gift is too small or insignificant.
Office of Stewardship & the ACA, Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri

Help me to journey beyond the familiar and into the unknown. Give me the faith to leave old ways and break fresh ground with you —
Prayer to Saint Brendan the Navigator


Project Advance is our annual appeal that enables the pastoral work and spiritual mission of our local Church to flourish. Your gift to Project Advance helps us meet the material and spiritual need of our Church and parishes. This year’s appeal focuses on the message One Faith. One Church. One Family. Our faith community is expansive and despite our geographical locations and our cultural diversity, which is to be celebrated, we are all united by our faith; we all belong to one Church. View this year’s video or find out more about the works supported by Project Advance at www.projectadvance.ca
Your gift to Project Advance last year in the parish has been used to pay the changing of the part of parish school library wall. This year, our parish goal is $200,000. We will start saving for the building of our future Parish Centre and Rectory. Together let us continue to live gratefully and give generously. Our Project Advance Volunteers will be available after each Mass to accept your pledge/donation.


I encourage all parishioners to join the Legion of Mary to pray the Holy Rosary everyday at 6:00 pm at Our Lady of Mercy Parish Grotto, starting on Monday, May 1st. Marian Celebration on Saturday, May 27 after 5:00 pm Mass, in front of the grotto. Join us in reflection and Holy Rosary recitation, followed by potluck and social.


The Wild Goose series will help you experience a deeper relationship with the Person of the Holy Spirit, and as you come to experience God’s presence and Power; this very same Spirit will transform you and bring you freedom. If you allow the Holy Spirit, He will lead you to a place of mercy, healing and peace. The series will start on Monday, May 15 at OLM Church Basement. No charge, but please register to [email protected] or phone 604-353-4158.


Would you like to get your marriage blessed so you can receive the sacraments? We can help you. On Saturday, September 16 Archbishop Miller, CSB, will celebrate the blessing of marriages at St. Clare’s Parish, Coquitlam for a large number of civilly married couples. Be a part of it. To learn more, check out our upcoming information session on Wednesday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m., at St. Francis de Sales, Burnaby, or Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m, at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Surrey. For more info, please contact Deacon Greg at 604-771-2975 or Jimmy at 778- 378-5389


OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRESCHOOL Open House and Registration for new families wanting to join Our Lady of Fatima Preschool for September 2017– June 2018 on Wednesday, May 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm at 315 Walker St., Coquitlam.


Retrouvaille is an affordable program that provides couples with the tools to repair ALL kinds of marriage problems. Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples avoid separation and regain a joyful marriage. For confidential information or to register for the 7 week Lower Mainland program commencing the weekend of October 20 – 22, 2017 plus sessions on the 6 consecutive Sundays following the weekend, call us at 604-530-6710, email us at [email protected] or visit our website http://www.retrouvaillevancouver.com


In the name of Jesus Christ, we lift up all MOTHERS today. We thank them for their sacrifices so that we can have a life of contentment. Grant them favour, Lord and may they have a wonderful place in existence in Your heart of GRACE.


FILIPINO MINISTRY As the Catholic Church celebrates the 100th year of Our Lady of Fatima, the Filipino Ministry’s Matthew 7.7 Prayer Brigade gather month-to-month in different parishes with the hope of being joined by many Filipinos and their non-Filipino relatives and friends. This month’s will be on May 28, 2017 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. in St. Anthony of Padua, 1345 West 73rd Ave., Vancouver. A Petitions box and a Thanksgiving box will be in the foyer and will be offered to the Altar before 2:00. Come join us! Email [email protected] for queries.


2000 HAIL MARY The Couples for Christ invites everyone to join in praying the 2000 Hail Mary’s on Saturday, May 27 after the 9:00 am Mass. Please come at your convenient time between 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.


Bishop David Monroe’s 50th Priestly Ordination Anniversary, on Saturday, May 20. Mass will be held at Holy Rosary Cathedral at 5:10 p.m., followed by a ticketed dinner at the Italian Cultural Centre at 7 p.m. Each table seats 10 guests and cost per ticket is $55. For more info, contact Justine Goco at [email protected] or 604-683-0281 ext. 50468. To register, visit rcav.org/event/bishopmonroes-50th-anniversary


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


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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