Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for August 20th, 2017
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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August 20th, 2017. * 20th 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)
Do you have questions about the Catholic faith?
Are you interested in developing a deeper
relationship with Jesus Christ? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an incredible journey of learning, personal fulfillment and spiritual growth. Sessions are scheduled every Thursday, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., in the church basement, starting on September 14.

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

 
 

PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Classes for Children in Public School
will start on September 6 every Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Registration form for 2017-18 is 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, AUGUST 19, 2017
5:00pm † Zenaida Puno Pardo
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017
9:00am † George Gastaldo
11:00am † Joseph B. Correia
MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017
8:00am Mariotto & Burrow family
TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2017
8:00am † Villana Rivero
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2017
8:00am † Randy Ogurian
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24, 2017
8:00am † Ann Hamilton
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017
9:00am Joe & Gene Banania-Thanksgiving
7:00pm † Ong Liong Kee
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26, 2017
9:00am † Fil Apolinario
1:00pm Wedding: Don Zhang & Charlene Abaquin
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.

 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.”
– ROMANS 11:29
God has a special mission in mind for each of us. He has given us the gifts we need to accomplish that mission. We are called to be good stewards by using those gifts to do the work that He has planned for each of us. If we deny our gifts or fail to use them as God calls us to use them, then some part of His work will be left undone.
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 $53,933 from 479 parishioners.

OLM KIDS, YOUTHS & YOUNG ADULTS VOLUNTEER DAY
To express our gratitude for all they have done to the parish, we’d like to invite kids, youths and young adults who VOLUNTEER IN THE OLM PARISH ACTIVITIES to spend time at Castle Fun 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.

 

“FEARLESS” MOVIE
This movie takes us on a journey of discovery into the world of divine power. We witness how people in a ordinary places ENCOUNTER God’s LOVE and PRESENCE. We see miracles of God through the hands of ordinary people. We see lives touched and changed by God . You are about to see a FEARLESS miracle! Sun, Aug. 27 3:00 pm at parish basement.

 

PRO-LIFE MASS & VIGIL
Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, Sept. 2. Mass is at 9 a.m. at All Saints Church, Coquitlam, followed by the Rosary at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster.

 

SEMINAR OF HOPE—HOW TO PRAY FOR YOUR SONS, DAUGHTERS & LOVED ONESFREE
LIVE SEMINAR-by Vernon Robertson Promo Video www.seminarofhope.org Removing the guilt parents suffer because of the spiritual condition of their children. Have your loved ones stopped practicing the faith? Do they no longer believe in God? Then this seminar is for you. FREE participant manual will be given at the Seminar. Sat, Sept. 16 9:45 am to 4:15 pm at St. Luke’s Parish, Maple Ridge. Bring a bag lunch. Love offering will be taken. More info: [email protected]/ or 604-460-0114

 

A NEW PENTECOST FOR A NEW EVANGELIZATIONCONFERENCE
An exciting Conference is coming up on Sept. 22/23 with Dr. Mary Healy, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, an international speakerspeaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life,… and Bishop Peter Smith, Auxiliary Bishop of Portland, Oregon who has spoken at Conferences on spiritual warfare and Life Issue. The Conference will be held at BROADWAY CHURCH, 2700 E. BROADWAY, VANCOUVER, advance ticket sale is only $15 before Sep 1. For
tickets phone 605-597-8227 or email [email protected]
Visit www.vccrs.ca
for details.

 

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