Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for September 10th, 2017
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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September 10th, 2017. * 23rd 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 9, 2017
5:00pm † Laura Arellano
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017
9:00am † Leonardo Prades Sr. and Jr.
11:00am † Cecilia Tan-Death Anniversary
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
8:00am † Carmen Elisa Guevara
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017
8:00am Maria Vales-birthday thanksgiving
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017
8:00am † Leonardo Prades Sr. and Jr.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2017
8:00am Maria Rand – thanksgiving
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
9:00am † Souls in purgatory
7:00pm Maribeth Malvar-thanksgiving
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017
9:00am † Dolores & Henerosa Semblante
11:00am Wedding: James Fairbotham & Thi Kim Le
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

“You, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the
house of Israel.”
– EZEKIEL 33:7
Many of us are generous with our gifts. However, how often is our generosity at the minimum level required? We do just enough or give just enough. Remember, the Lord calls us to be generous with all the gifts He has given us, to grow them and return them with increase.
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
575 Many of Jesus’ deeds andwords constituted a “sign of contradiction,”321 but more so for the religious authorities in Jerusalem, whom the Gospel according to John often calls simply “the Jews,”322 than for the ordinary People of God.323 To be sure, Christ’s relations with the Pharisees were not exclusively polemical. Some Pharisees warned him of the danger he was courting;324
Jesus praises some of them, like the scribe of Mark 12:34, and dines several times at their homes.325 Jesus endorses some of the teachings imparted by this religious elite of God’s people: the resurrection of the dead,326 certain forms of piety (almsgiving, fasting, and prayer),327 the custom of addressing God as Father, and the centrality of the commandment to love God and neighbor.328
576In the eyes of many in Israel, Jesus seems to be acting against essential institutions of the Chosen People:
—submission to the whole of the Law in its written commandments and, for the Pharisees, in the interpretation of oral tradition;
— the centrality of the Temple at Jerusalem as the holy place where God’s presence dwells in a special way;
— faith in the one God whose glory no man can share
 

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 $57,848 from 488 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)

 
 

VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Father Ron needs volunteers every SUNDAY from 9 AM to 12 NOON at George Derby Centre (7550 Cumberland St., Burnaby) to help seniors attend Sunday Mass. We are hoping that our parishioners will respond to this call to assist seniors from their rooms to attend the Mass and back to their rooms after. Father Ron can be reached at 604-760-7591.
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We are in need of volunteers for children liturgy. Anyone interested to help, please email [email protected] for more details.

 

WELCOME PRR SISTERS
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We welcome PRR (Daughter of Queen of Rosary) Sister M. Benedictis with Sister M. Monika Christina Sri Wahyuningsih and Sister M. Bonifortis Agatha Keys from PRR (Daughter of Queen of Rosary) congregation start to engage in pastoral care at Our Lady of Mercy and will provide ongoing ministry at our parish.

 
 

6TH ANNUAL WALK TO KEEP THE DREAM ALIVE
Domestic Abuse Services –Our Lady of Good Counsel Society Sun, Sept 24 at Tynehead Regional Park in Surrey. Run, walk, or bike. Registration opens at Noon and the walk starts at 12:40. Bring the whole family. Enjoy a day in the park, a BBQ concession, face painting, prizes, and FUN! Register on-line and download a pledge form at www.domesticabuseservices.ca. For more info call 604.585.6688

 

MEN’S RETREAT
The Men’s Retreat is for every man searching for a deeper relationship with God and a fuller understanding of what it means to live as a son of the Father. Get away from the busyness and demands of our schedules to personally encounter God the Father and experience His generous love. Join us from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, at Rockridge Canyon, Princeton, 2000 Willies Ranch Rd. Register today! https://www.liferestoration.ca/mensretreat/

 

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