Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for September 3th, 2017
22th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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September 3rd, 2017. * 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time *

 
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-12:00pm,
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)
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, SEPTEMBER 2, 2017
5:00pm † Michael Hogan
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2017
9:00am † Molly Tak
11:00am† Antonio & Jaime Couto
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
9:00am Romeo & Minda Malvar-thanksgiving
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2017
8:00am † Maria Lilette Ann Vasquez
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
8:00am † Edwin Sinclair Hemstra
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
8:00am † Daniel Hamilton
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
9:00am Our blessed Mother Mary
7:00pm † Romeo Stefani
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
9:00am † Marcelo & Epifania Paner
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.

 
 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
In your prayers, please remember the sick : Anaceto Rabang, Sydney Shanti, Lourdes Andal, Miguel Concon, Pedro and Rosita Romey, Dianne Slaght, Candida De Souza, Jean Lopez, Alan Hall, Linus Ngui, Tim Clay, Christina Jasinska, Vicente Reyes and Irwin Rivera.
Holy Communion: Any one who is shut-in and wishes to receive the Holy 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.

 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?” – Matthew 16:26
St. Francis of Assisi once said, “Remember, you are what you are in the eyes of God, and nothing else.” We often forget this stewardship wisdom when we spend all of our time, talent and treasure to gain more of the world’s riches. We need to set our priorities based on God’s values and not the values of the material world.
Copyright & 2017, by Archdiocese of St. Louis

WEEKLY CATECHISM:

CHAPTER TWO:
I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
Article 4
JESUS CHRIST SUFFERED UNDER PONTIUS PILATE, WAS CRUCIFIED, DIED ANDWAS BURIED
571 The Paschal mystery of Christ’s cross and Resurrection stands at the center of the Good News that the apostles, and the Church following them, are to proclaim to the world. God’s saving plan was accomplished “once for all” 313 by the redemptive death of his Son Jesus Christ.
572 The Church remains faithful to the interpretation of “all the Scriptures” that Jesus gave both before and after his Passover:
“Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 314 Jesus’ sufferings took their historical, concrete form from the fact that he was “rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes,” who handed “him to the Gentiles to be mocked and scourged and crucified.”315.
573 Faith can therefore try to examine the circumstances of Jesus’ death, faithfully handed on by the Gospels316 and illuminated by other historical sources, the better to understand the meaning of the Redemption.
Paragraph 1. Jesus and Israel
574 From the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, certain Pharisees and partisans of Herod together with priests and scribes agreed together to destroy him.317 Because of certain of his acts—expelling demons, forgiving sins, healing on the sabbath day, his novel interpretation of the precepts of the Law regarding purity, and his familiarity with tax collectors and public sinners318 —some ill-intentioned persons suspected Jesus of demonic possession.319 He is accused of blasphemy and false prophecy, religious crimes which the Law punished with death by stoning.
 

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 $54,969 from 485 parishioners.

Join us for Novena Mass of Our Lady of Mercy

from September 15—23, 2017 with Fr. Joseph Horo CSsR and Fr. William Comerford CSsR

Date/TimeCelebrant
September 15
Feast of Our Lady of Sorrow
7 PM : Celebrant: Fr. Bill.

Fr. Bill. Shared Homily with Father Joseph. Fr. Bill speaks on the general theme of “Mercy”; Fr. Joseph introduces titles from the ‘Salve Regina’ : “Mary, Our Queen and Mother”; “Mary, Mediatrix of All Graces”; “Mary, Compassionate Mother” with Healing Service:” Mary, Our Hope”; “Mary, Our Salvation”; “Mary, Our Advocate”
September 164:15-4:45 pm. Confessions: Fr. Joseph and Fr. Nicolas.
5 PM : Celebrant: Fr. Bill; preacher: Fr. Joseph.
September 17
9 AM: Celebrant Fr. Nicolas, preacher: Father Joseph.
11 AM: Celebrant: Fr. Bill; preacher: Fr. Joseph
September186:30pm. Confessions: Fr. Bill;
7 PM : Celebrant: Fr. Joseph; preacher: Fr. Bill.
Topic: “Mary, Mediatrix of all Graces”
September 19
6:30pm. Confessions: Fr. Joseph;
7 PM : Celebrant: Fr. Bill; preacher: Fr. Joseph
Theme “Mary, Our Help”. Healing service to follow Mass
September 206:30pm. Confessions: Fr. Bill
7 PM : Celebrant: Fr. Joseph; preacher: Fr. Bill.
Topic: “Mary, Our Guardian”
September 216:30pm. Confessions: Fr. Joseph;
7 PM : Celebrant: Fr. Bill; preacher: Fr. Joseph.
Topic: “Mary, Our Advocate”.
September 226:30pm. Confessions: Fr. Bill;
7 PM : Celebrant: Fr. Joseph; preacher: Fr. Bill.
Topic: “Mary, Our Salvation”.
September 23
closing of the Novena
Confessions: 4:15pm -4:45pm.
5 PM : Celebrant: Fr.Bill; preacher: Fr. Joseph.

 

SEPT24: Feast of Our Lady of Mercy
9 am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Nicolas; preacher: Fr. Joseph
11 am Mass Celebrant: Fr. Joseph; preacher Fr. Bill
After 11 am Mass: Rosary at the grotto,
followed by potluck lunch at the grotto or at the school gym (depends on the weather)

 

OPUS DEI RECOLLECTIONS FOR MEN
An evening of recollection for men will be offered on Sep 12 (every 2nd Monday of the month) at our parish from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm— periods of directed prayer, silent prayer and a talk. An Opus Dei priest is available to chat and/or confession. Contact: Peter Stocker at [email protected]

 

MUSTARD SEED HEALING MINISTRY
Come and be healed by the power of God. Let Him renew your mind, body and spirit. Mustard Seed Healing Ministry invites you to a Healing Prayer Service on Sep 9 after the 5 pm mass. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during the entire service. Be touched by God’s healing love. For information call Gina at (604) 353-4158

 

ST. TERESA OF CALCUTTA FEAST DAY MASS
Join the Missionaries of Charity in celebrating St. Teresa of Calcutta’s feast day on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church in Vancouver. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Hamilton, followed by a reception. For further information, please call Missionaries of Charity at 604-322-6840.

 

ST. JOHN PAUL II ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL PARENT INFORMATION SESSIONS
St John Paul II Academy is a new high school in South Surrey slated to open for Gr. 8 students in Sept 2018. Interested parents will hear from Archbishop Miller; Mr. Michel DesLauriers (Principal); Mr. Troy Van Vliet ( Head of the Building Committee); and members of the CISVA Superintendents Office. This important meeting is for all parents who have an interest in the new high school regardless of what grade your child is currently enrolled in. We look forward to meeting you.
Fri. Sept. 15 Star of the Sea Gymnasium
Tues. Sept. 19 Cloverdale Catholic Gymnasium
Wed. Sept. 20 St. Bernadette’s Parish Hall
All sessions will start at 7 pm. For more information please e-mail: [email protected]

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA ROSARY RALLIES
Rosary rallies will be held at the South Plaza of the Vancouver Art Gallery, 800 Robson St., Vancouver, on the following Saturdays, Sept 16 and Oct 7. 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!

 

FALL INSTITUTE 2017
New workshops at the Fall Institute on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Notre Dame Secondary School in Vancouver include: Dialogue with Evangelical Churches; Confronting Questions on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; and Volunteer Management: There is No “I” in “Team.” Register online now at rcav.org/oc-fall

 

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEK
Aren’t you eager to know what a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend can do for your marriage? Register for the weekend on October 20-22 at Little Flower Monastery at Carmel Hill in Deroche. For more information or to register, email [email protected] or phone Steve & Mary Bohnen: 604 876-7298.

 

THE SIXTH ANNUAL ARCHBISHOP’S DINNER – November 1, 2017
Tax receiptable tickets are available to order from the parish office.

 

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