Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for July 30th, 2017
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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July 30, 2017. * 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time *

 
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
PARISH OFFICE HOURS: (JULY-AUGUST)
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 ).

WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS

Saturday, JULY 29, 2017
5:00pm Encarnacion Labandelo-birthday
Sunday, JULY 30, 2017
9:00am † Molly Tak
11:00am Meddy Basinang
Monday, JULY 31, 2017
8:00am Chris Vales-birthday
Tuesday, AUGUST 1, 2017
8:00am † Armando & Maria Pacheco
Wednesday, AUGUST 2, 2017
8:00am † Isabelle Duran
Thursday, AUGUST 3, 2017
8:00am † Neil Macniven Maclachlan
Friday, AUGUST 4, 2017
9:00am † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00pm † Cesar & Judite Dos Santos
Saturday, AUGUST 5, 2017
9:00am † Maria Lilette Ann Vasquez
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.

 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are
called according to his purpose.”
– ROMANS 8:28
Do you really trust God? Do you believe that all things work for good? Faith
is a challenge for everyone at times. Putting our trust in God, in everything
we do, means that God’s plan for our lives may be different than our plan.
When one door closes, another one opens. Trust in God, His plan is always
better.
Copyright & 2017, by Archdiocese of St. Louis
 

PROJECT ADVANCE 2017
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 $46,392 from 437 parishioners.

 

ARCHBISHOP MILLER URGES FAITHFUL TO SUPPORT THOSE AFFECTED BY THE WILDFIRES
On Aug. 12 and 13, there will be a special collection in all parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver for those affected by the wildfires. Please pray for everyone affected by the wildfires in our province, especially those in the Dioceses of Kamloops and Prince George. For more info. or to donate online, visit http://rcav.org/prayer-and-humanitarian-appeals/

 

OLM KIDS, YOUTHS & YOUNG ADULTS VOLUNTEER DAY
To express our gratitude for all they have done to Our Lady of Mercy parish, we’d like to invite kids, youths and young adults who VOLUNTEER IN THE OLM PARISH ACTIVITIES such as altar server, Kids and Youth Choir, Children’s Liturgy, Lectors, Prep Catechist, Kids Bible Camp, Youth and Young Adult Ministry to spend time at Castle Fun Park, an exciting amusement park in Abbotsford on Tue, August 29 from 8 am to 4:30 pm. This is a free event. Please fill up the consent forms available at the foyer and submit to parish office by Aug 22.

 

OLM KIDS BIBLE CAMP IS BACK!
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.

 

ANNUAL MARIAN PILGRIMAGE TO GROTTO OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES
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.

 

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:

www.integrityrestored.com
www.theporneffect.com
www.covenanteyes.com
www.fortifyprogram.com

 

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