June 18, 2017. * Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ *
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
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
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. Come and bring your questions and meet other newcomers.
call/text Susan Silveira at 778-772-9714
PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Classes for Children in Public School
will start in September every Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Registration form for 2017-18 is NOW AVAILABLE at the parish office (or at the church foyer during weekend Masses).
email Marivic at [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 ).
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017
5:00pm † Ronald (Olaw) Basinang
SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017
9:00am Clarina O. Ong
11:00am † Manuel & Antonio Vales
MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017
8:00am † Lorena Siglos
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017
8:00am † Jesse & Edna Corrales
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017
8:00am Gloria Duran
THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017
8:00am Agnes Sevilla
FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017
9:00am Miguel & Maria Vales
7:00pm † Peter Fornari
SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
9:00am † Cynthia & Caridad 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, 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.
CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
III. The Mysteries of Jesus’ Public Life
Jesus’ messianic entrance into Jerusalem
565 From the beginning of his public life, at his baptism, Jesus is the “Servant,” wholly consecrated to the redemptive work that he will accomplish by the “baptism” of his Passion.
566 The temptation in the desert shows Jesus, the humble Messiah, who triumphs over Satan by his total adherence to the plan of salvation willed by the Father.
567 The Kingdom of heaven was inaugurated on earth by Christ. “This kingdom shone out before men in the word, in the works, and in the presence of Christ” (LG 5). The Church is the seed and beginning of this kingdom. Her keys are entrusted to Peter. 568 Christ’s Transfiguration aims at strengthening the apostles’ faith in anticipation of his Passion: the ascent onto the “high mountain” prepares for the ascent to Calvary. Christ, Head of the Church, manifests what his Body contains and radiates in the sacraments: “the hope of glory” ( Col 1:27; cf. St. Leo the Great, Sermo 51, 3: PL 54, 310c).
569 Jesus went up to Jerusalem voluntarily, knowing well that there he would die a violent death because of the opposition of sinners (cf. Heb 12:3).
570 Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem manifests the coming of the kingdom that the Messiah-King, welcomed into his city by children and the humble of heart, is going to accomplish by the Passover of his Death and Resurrection.
“Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.” – 1 Cor 10:17
As disciples of Jesus, we are called to lead holy lives and invite others to join us. Living a stewardship lifestyle, being grateful and generous with our gifts, serves a twofold purpose. One, it helps build God’s kingdom here on earth. Two, it is a road map to heaven. Let’s help each other get there!
Copyright & 2017, by Archdiocese of St. Louis
PROJECT ADVANCE 2017
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.
To date we have received a total donations of $30,850 from 418 parishioners.
Our Lady of Mercy Parish is inviting all boys or young men (Gr. 7 and above) to attend and join a weekend LIVE-IN at Seminary of Christ the King, Mission on July 7-9. 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 Jul 3. Interested person may also directly submit their application form to the parish oﬃce.
PERPETUAL NOVENA TO SAINT PEREGRINE (PATRON SAINT OF CANCER PATIENTS)
Let us join Our Lady of Mercy Parish and Mustard Seed Healing Ministry to pray the perpetual Novena to Saint Peregrine (Patron Saint for cancer patients) every 4th Monday of the month this June 26 at 6 pm at the Children Room. For information call Lila Caldera at (778) 882-8048
OPUS DEI RECOLELECTIONS FOR MEN
An evening of recollection for men will be offered on Jul 11, Aug 15, Sep 12 (every 2nd Monday of the month) at our parish from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm—periods of directed prayer, silent prayer and a talk. An Opus Dei priest is available to chat and/or confession. Contact: Peter Stocker at [email protected]
MUSTARD SEED HEALING MINISTRY
Come and be healed by the power of God. Let Him renew your mind, body and spirit. Mustard Seed Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Prayer Service on Jul 14 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 Gina at (604) 353-4158
MEN’S HOSTEL IN NEED OF MUGS
Time to make room for the new. If you have old mugs you’re wanting to empty out of your cupboard, please consider passing them along to our guests. It’s so much more welcoming to drink from a personalized mug than from a Styrofoam cups. We always need more mugs because we encourage our guests to choose a mug for themselves to claim as their own and keep with them when they stay with us and to take when they leave as well. To donate, please drop-off items to Men’s Hostel at 828 Cambie Street, Vancouver; John Paul II Pastoral Centre, 4885 Saint John Paul II Way or your parish oﬃce. Thank you for your simple and generous gift.
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
Join us for our monthly Mass of Remembrance as we pray for our family members who have passed away this month. Mass is on Sunday, June 25, at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in our Evangelist Chapel at Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. For more info, please contact Terry Whiteley at [email protected].
ENCOURAGE: A SPIRITUAL SUPPORT GROUP
EnCourage is a support group dedicated to the spiritual needs of parents, siblings, children, and relatives and friends of persons who experience same-sex attraction. Join us for our next meeting on Sunday, June 25, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Helen’s Church, Burnaby. If you would like to join EnCourage, please contact Deacon Bruce Fraser at [email protected]. To learn more about EnCourage, visit https://couragerc.org/about/
MARIAN CONSECRATION AT HOLY ROSARY CATHEDRAL
Canada’s bishops will mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation by re-consecrating the nation to Mary on Canada Day. In dioceses across Canada, bishops will consecrate their individual diocese or eparchy. Join Archbishop Miller for a special Mass on Sunday, July 2, at 11 a.m. as we celebrate and pray the national Prayer of Consecration to Mary at Holy Rosary Cathedral. For more info., visit: http://rcav.org/marian-consecration/
350 YEARS OF SISTERS OF THE CHILD JESUS AND ASSOCIATES
Come celebrate the Sisters of the Child Jesus’ anniversary on Friday, Aug. 11. Join us for Mass with Archbishop Miller at 5 p.m., followed by a mix and mingle reception with the Child Jesus family at St. Mary’s Parish, Vancouver.
CISVA is hiring!
Catholic Independent Schools Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) is currently looking for teachers for September. If you’re interested or know someone who is, please check out the CISVA employment page for more information: https://cisva.bc.ca/info/employment/
OUR LADY OF FATIMA ROSARY RALLIES
Rosary rallies will be held at the South Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 800 Robson St., Vancouver, on the following Saturdays, 15 July, 12 August, 16 Sept and 7 Oct. Time of each rally: 10.00 to about 11am. Come and support the rallies, to show your love for Our Lady, and give public witness to the Faith!
No one, however weak, is denied a share in the victory of the cross. No one is beyond the help of the prayer of Christ.
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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PARISH MINISTRY AND ORGANIZATION
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