Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for July 23th, 2017
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 23, 2017. * 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time *

Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm,
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm,
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm,
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm,

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


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).
For inquiries:
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 ).


Saturday, JULY 22, 2017
5:00pm Wisdom & Wilson Chan
Sunday, JULY 23, 2017
9:00am Felita
11:00am † Inocencio Jotie
Monday, JULY 24, 2017
8:00am † Rufino Gapus, Sr.
Tuesday, JULY 25, 2017
8:00am Eddie Concon
Wednesday, JULY 26, 2017
8:00am † Alberto Daniel Jr.
Thursday, JULY 27, 2017
8:00am Miguel & Jeen Dublan
Friday, JULY 28, 2017
9:00am † Maria & Armando Pacheco
7:00pm Elizabeth Lawrence
Saturday, JULY 29, 2017
9:00am † Maria Lilette Ann Vasquez
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.



“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field…He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world, the good seed the children of the kingdom.” – MATTHEW 13:24, 37-38
As children of God, we are all “good seeds,” blessed by God with the potential to accomplish much good in the world. We fulfill God’s plan when we share our talents and our financial gifts to help build God’s kingdom on earth. Through our stewardship we sow “good seeds” on earth to ultimately help each other get to Heaven!
Copyright & 2017, by Archdiocese of St. Louis

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 $42,917 from 437 parishioners.

OLM Youth Ministry will be holding a Kids Bible Camp for grade 2 to grade 5. From August 21 to 25, the 5-days camp costs $70 and includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, craft materials and swimming pool pass. Everyday starts with morning Mass at 8 am except Friday at 9 am and ends at 3 pm at the church basement. Registration forms are available at the church foyer, parish office or by email at [email protected] Deadline is Aug 11 (Friday) and S10 extra cost will be applied for late registration.


Come to Fraser River Heritage Park, 7494 Mary Street, Mission, to pray and celebrate in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes on Saturday, Aug 19, from 10am to 4pm. Confessions begin at 10am, celebration of the Eucharist at 1pm by Bishop Emeritus of Kamloops David Monroe. After Mass, there will be a procession to the Grotto where Rosary is prayed followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. To attend this special event, we will have a bus pick up only at Our Lady of Mercy Church and depart at 8 am on the day. The cost is $15.00 per person for the return trip. Tickets are available for purchase at the parish office until Aug 11.


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 July 24 at 6 pm at the Children Room. For information call Lila Caldera at (778) 882-8048


Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, Aug. 5. Mass is at 9 a.m. at St. Pius X Parish, North Vancouver followed by the Rosary at Lion’s Gate Hospital. http://rcav.org/pro-life-mass-and-prayer-vigil/


It’s been a 100 years since Our Lady came to Fatima! Come and support the next Rosary Rally, at the South Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 800 Robson Street, between Hornby and Howe Street on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10-11 a.m. Take the Skytrain to Granville Station and walk towards Robson street. For info. contact David Pearce at 604-929-4812.

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