Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for June 4th, 2017
Pentecost Sunday

June 4, 2017. * Pentecost Sunday *june-4th-2017-pentecost-sunday0001-01

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. Come and bring your questions and meet other newcomers.

For inquiries:
call/text Susan Silveira at 778-772-9714


Catholic Missions In Canada exists to keep the Catholic Faith in remote and poor mission communities across Canada. It supports more than 600 missionaries, as they selflessly serve in isolated home mission communities who are the poorest and the neediest across 26 Canadian mission dioceses.


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: arinzolenvironmenta[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, June 3, 2017
5:00pm † Ofelia Concon
Sunday, June 4, 2017
9:00am Wisdom & Wilson Chan
11:00am † Antonio & Jaime Couto
Monday, June 5, 2017
8:00am Elizabeth Roger-Thanksgiving
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
8:00am † Irene Paz
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
8:00am Therese-special intention
Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:00am † Margaret Fernandes
Friday, June 9, 2017
9:00am † Julita Gapus
7:00pm Sira Da Silva-Birthday
Saturday, June 10, 2017
9:00am Isabelle Vales-thanksgiving
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…
“Grace-Lyn” (not her real name) heard God’s voice giving her guidance and courage to make a life decision. She is happily awaiting the birth of her 2nd child. I was baptized in OLM Church and feel very blessed knowing God, building a connection with God and receiving the love of God every day. I joined RCIA a few years ago because of my friend. I wanted to understand the catholic faith as I had no faith growing up. In RCIA, I got to know God more and realized that it is Him who brought me to the church and not because I choose to come here. The more I got to know God through Jesus Christ, the more I love Him and the stronger connection I have with Him. One day I just realized that God already tried so many ways to call me and lead me to His side. About 7 years ago was the toughest year in my life. I was still in the last year of the school when I found out that I was pregnant. I did not plan to have a baby so early and still have a lot of plans to do before that. All my family did not support me either and they thought I am too young to have a child. I was in panic and so worried. But one night I had a dream. In my dream there was one naked boy sleeping in the water, and then there was a man’s voice coming from above saying “keep this boy as this is a gift for you”. Then I woke up during the night and felt a lot of courage and love without any fear at all. After that dream I told my whole family my decision to keep the baby no matter how hard it was. It seems that everything became better after that dream. My family then supported my decision as they can tell I was so sure about it. I got married with my husband and later we had an amazing son who is the best gift in my world. At that time I did not realize it was God’s voice during my dream and he tried to tell me he will support me and take care of me until I came to OLM Church and RCIA I can never forget that dream and the voice I heard that night. Every time I have difficulties and fear, it gives me courage and energy. I know God loves me so much and I will love him and live my faith in my life.
*) Name has been changed for privacy protection



“To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.” – 1 CORINTHIANS 12:7
To receive the gift of the Holy Spirit you must open your heart and let Him in! Open your heart and be grateful for all the gifts God has given us. Regardless of your circumstance, God has given us all blessings. What we do with those gifts is our gift back to God. Generously sharing our gifts keeps us more “God-centered” and less “self-centered”.
Office of Stewardship & the ACA, Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri
When we have been to Holy Communion, the balm of love envelops the soul as the flower envelops the bee.

project-advance-2017Project 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 $25,404 from 349 parishioners.


june-4th-2017-pentecost-sunday0003-00We would like to invite you to have a look at handmade religious articles and souvenirs made by the Sisters of Saint Elisabeth Convent (Belarus) who will visit Our Lady of Mercy church on Friday, June 9. The Sisterhood of Saint Elisabeth was founded in 1996. For more than 15 years sisters have been rendering spiritual, social and financial support to the sick and the suffering at the National Psychiatric Clinic, the boarding home for children with special needs and mentally challenged adults, a TB clinic. Workshops were established on the grounds of the Convent to help these people. Many of the sick people have a possibility to express themselves in art for God working together with the nuns and sisters and making beautiful articles (hand painted icons, crosses, crucifixes, woodcarvings, embroidered and ceramic gifts, vestments). You can support by purchasing items of devotions for yourselves and your beloved ones.


The Catholic Women’s League will be serving Father’s Day Breakfast after 9 am and 11 am masses on Sunday, June
18. Cost $5.00 per person (see notice boards for more details).

Rosary rallies will be held at the South Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 800 Robson St., Vancouver, on the following Saturdays, 10 June, 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!

Saturday, June 17 at 9:00 am-2:00 p.m. at the parking lot at 6597 Balmoral Street, Burnaby. Cost of ‘parking spot’ is $20 to sell new or used items. Rent yourself a spot. For more information call the parish office 604-434-1328.

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.

Blessings on the new confirmands at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. May the Holy Spirit bless you with the strength and wisdom to live God’s holy way. . . the true path to a life of virtue.

The Good Samaritan Society is hosting a Volunteer Pastoral Care Visitor Training Workshop at The Good Samaritan Victoria Heights, 230 Ross Drive, New Westminster, June 16 and 17 (Friday evening & all day Saturday). This workshop will provide a basic understanding of pastoral care and will provide practical skills in visiting. Presenters will provide interactive modules, lead small and large group discussion and assist with role playing. The cost is $25 (Regular price $70.00). If you require more information, please feel free to contact Dale Olsen at 1-877-437-3600 or [email protected] Or Chaplain Marilyn Chan at 604-523-9227 or [email protected]

Being a steward of Christ’s mission means knowing the heart of Jesus. Revive your heart for mission as a parish leader through the inspiring testimonies of our speakers and learn how to reinvigorate your parish team/ministry. Encounter Jesus at this 3-day event, the biennial Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference, with keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Gain renewed strength to carry on Christ’s mission to the best of your ability. Join us on June 9-11 at Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond. Cost: $239.00. To visit: www.wccsc.ca


Join Archbishop Michael Miller and the Ministries and Outreach Office retreat team for the Jesus the Teacher Retreat at beautiful Westminster Abbey in Mission. Hear informative and inspirational talks, spend time in prayer, join the monks for Mass and enjoy the company of others from around the Archdiocese. The retreat is designed for those in parish ministry but all are most welcome to attend! June 9-11 at Westminster Abbey, Mission. Cost: $195. For more information or to register, visit rcav.org/jesus-theteacher-retreat

Shalom Ministry invites you to a three-day spirit filled residential retreat. Celebration of Holy Eucharist and Adoration, Praise and Worship, talks by renowned speakers Fr. Lucien Larre, Fr. George Kumblumoottil OP, Sr. Gracy Varghese, Alex Antony-focusing on inner healing and confessions. Starts on Fri, June 16 at 8:30 am and ends by Sunday, June 18 at 4 pm. Venue: Mountain View Retreat Center/Camp Hope, Hope, BC. Registration fee of $250 per person includes room and board. Register today at www.shalomworld.org or call 778-863-9972 to register.


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
OLM Gym Inquiries: Jacqueline (604) 526-1731
5:00 pm Mass Choir: Cherry
9:00 am Mass Choir: Mabel
11:00 am Mass Choir: Charles
Sacristan: Alberto
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 (604) 762-0225
Legion of Mary (Spanish): Alondra (778) 712-1569
Legion of Mary (Junior-English): Ferdeliza
Migrant Ministry: 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