Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for August 27th, 2017
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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August 27th, 2017. * 21st 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 26, 2017
5:00pm † Giuseppe Facchin
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2017
9:00am † Sr. Estrella Tangan OP.
11:00am † Adelina Busine
MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
8:00am † Isabelle Duran
TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
8:00am † Isabelle Duran
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2017
8:00am † Isabelle Duran
THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017
8:00am † Isabelle Duran
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
9:00am † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00pm † Isabelle Duran
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
9:00am † Isabelle Duran
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.

 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid?”
– ROMANS 11:35
St. Paul reminds us of a central fact of stewardship. We cannot give the Lord anything, because God already owns it all. God made everything. All that we can do is return a portion of God’s many gifts back to Him. Sincere gratitude for our gifts opens our hearts to joyful generosity!
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 DEVOTIONAL GARDEN
We invite anyone who would like to pray in the devotional garden to fill up a form and get the code from the parish office. Please bring your photo ID

 

WELCOME PRR SISTERS
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We welcome PRR (Daughter of Queen of Rosary) sisters to engage in pastoral work at Our Lady of Mercy. Sister M. Bonifortis Agatha Keys and Sister M. Monika Christina Sri Wahyuningsih is coming with Sister M. Benedictis on August 30 and will provide ongoing ministry at our parish.

 

2017-18 RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF 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 more information or to register, call Susan (778.772.9714).

 

OUR LADY OF MERCY NOVENA MASS
Join us for Novena Mass of Our Lady of Mercy from September 15-23 with Father Joseph Horo C.Ss.R. and Father William Comerford C.Ss.R.
horoRev. Joseph Horo was ordained as a priest on May 18, 2002. After the Ordination he worked as a Missionary in Northen- India for three years (2003 to 2006). In 2006 Fr. Joseph went to Kenya as a Redepmtoist Missionary for 8 years. Now he is helping out Redemptorist Mission in Canada from 2014. Currently he is helping as an associate Pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Vancouver.
 
comerfordRev. Wm.Comerford C.Ss.R. was born in Ottawa, Ontario, but now lives at Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish. He has been involved in preaching and teaching in many places, but especially in the Toronto area, since his ordination on June 17, 1962. He came to Vancouver in 2009 and now although retired from parish work, he willingly takes up the challenge of continuing the Lord’s work whenever and wherever he is called.

 

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