Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for October 1st, 2017
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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October 1st, 2017. * 26th 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). Late registration can only be made on Wednesdays, Sep 20 and 27 during PREP hours at the school.
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 30, 2017
5:00pm † Gwynneth Marie Hogan
Sunday, October 1, 2017
9:00am † Luigina & Luigi Gastaldo
11:00am † Molly Tak
Monday, October 2, 2017
8:00am Melisa Tanijaya-Birthday
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
8:00am Maribeth Malvar-thanksgiving
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
8:00am Romeo & Minda Malvar-thanksgiving
Thursday, October 5, 2017
8:00am † Cesar & Judite Dos Santos
10:00am † Crispin Samson-Viewing & Prayer
11:am † Crispin Samson-Funeral Mass
Friday, October 6, 2017
9:00am † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00pm † Souls in purgatory
Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:00am † Maria Lilette Ann Vasquez
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

“Do nothing out of selfishness; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves…” – Phil 2:3
Pride and ego are hard things to control. We see how others act or dress and think we are superior to them. We idolize our own selfimage. But, if we truly believe everything is a gift from God, we recognize all the people that God has put in our lives as gifts! We are grateful for how they enrich our lives. Pray every day for the people in your life.
Copyright & 2017, by Archdiocese of St. Louis
 

Letter from the ARCHBISHOP
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
To all of you I owe my gratitude for your support of this year’s Project Advance appeal. Your gift is a source of inspiration and provides the means to continue building a solid foundation of growth for every parish and the wider community of faith. Project Advance gives all of us the opportunity to work together to meet the growing needs of our Archdiocesan family, and to develop our commitment to stewardship as one faith, one Church, and one family. Participation in Project Advance shows that we are striving to live the Gospel; people working and giving together, helping to make our community and lives richer through faith and service. This annual appeal makes our parishes vital communities and enables us to reach out to those who are struggling and marginalized. Project Advance had a record year in 2016, raising $7.6 million. For those who have not yet made a gift this year, I ask that you consider supporting Project Advance 2017. Your gift will allow your parish to meet its special needs. Let us continue to support one another and give thanks to the Lord for the many blessings of faith, family and treasure that he has bestowed on us.
Invoking God’s abundant grace upon you and your family,
I remain Sincerely yours in Christ,
J. Michael Miller, CSB
Archbishop of Vancouver

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
I Jesus and the Law
582 Going even further, Jesus perfects the dietary law, so important in Jewish daily life, by revealing its pedagogical meaning through a divine interpretation: “Whatever goes into a man from outside cannot defile him … (Thus he declared all foods clean.). What comes out of a man is what defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts….”346 In presenting with divine authority the definitive interpretation of the Law, Jesus found himself confronted by certain teachers of the Law who did not accept his interpretation of the Law, guaranteed though it was by the divine signs that accompanied it.347 This was the case especially with the sabbath laws, for he recalls often with rabbinical arguments, that the sabbath rest is not violated by serving God and neighbor,348 which his own healings did.
II Jesus and the Temple
583 Like the prophets before him Jesus expressed the deepest respect for the Temple in Jerusalem. It was in the Temple that Joseph and Mary presented him forty days after his birth.349 At the age of twelve he decided to remain in the Temple to remind his parents that he must be about his Father’s business.350 He went there each year during his hidden life at least for Passover.351 His public ministry itself was patterned by his pilgrimages to Jerusalem for the great Jewish feasts.352 584 Jesus went up to the Temple as the privileged place of encounter with God. For him, the Temple was the dwelling of his Father, a house of prayer, and he was angered that its outer court had become a place of commerce.353 He drove merchants out of it because of jealous love for his Father: “You shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade. His disciples remembered that it was written, ‘Zeal for your house will consume me.’”354 After his Resurrection his apostles retained their reverence for the Temple.355 585 On the threshold of his Passion Jesus announced the coming destruction of this splendid building, of which there would not remain “one stone upon another.”356 By doing so, he announced a sign of the last days, which were to begin with his own Passover.357 But this prophecy would be distorted in its telling by false witnesses during his interrogation at the high priest’s house and would be thrown back at him as an insult when he was nailed to the cross.358 586 Far from having been hostile to the Temple, where he gave the essential part of his teaching, Jesus was willing to pay the temple-tax, associating with him Peter, whom he had just made the foundation of his future Church.359 He even identified himself with the Temple by presenting himself as God’s definitive dwelling place among men.360
Therefore his being put to bodily death361 presaged the destruction of the Temple, which would manifest the dawning of a new age in the history of salvation: “The hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father.”362
 

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 $67,507 from 527 parishioners.

 

OLM 75TH ANNIVERSARY VIDEO LINK
The video link to the OLM 75th Anniversary video can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQLSeuNbO0U Everyone is welcome to view.

 

ARCHDIOCESAN FEAST DAYS COMING UP
Feast of the Dedication of the Cathedral is on Oct. 3 and the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, patroness of the Archdiocese, is coming up on Oct. 7.

 

LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMY
welcomes all prospective 2018-2019 candidates and their families to an OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, October 11 from 6:00–8:00 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Welcome Address starts at 6:00 pm in the auditorium (1625 Nanton Avenue in Vancouver) and is followed by guided tours. For more information and online application, please visit our website (www.lfabc.org) or contact Kathi Wilson, Registrar at [email protected] or 604-738-9016 ext. 114.

 

RETROUVAILLE VANCOUVER MARRIAGE RECOVERY FALL PROGRAM
Retrouvaille is an affordable program that provides couples with the tools to repair ALL kinds of marriage problems. Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples avoid separation and regain a joyful marriage. For confidential information or to register for the 7 week Lower Mainland program commencing the weekend of October 20 – 22 plus sessions on the six consecutive Sundays following the weekend, contact us at 604-530-6710, e-mail at [email protected] or visit our website http://www.retrouvaillevancouver.com

 

SFDS CWL BAZAAR
Saturday, October 21. Doors open 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM. St. Francis de Sales Church Basement, 6610 Balmoral Street, Burnaby. This year’s Bazaar will have Fresh Okanagan Apples, Bargain Homemade Lunch, Home Baking, Jewellery, Private Vendors and much more. A great opportunity to start Christmas Shopping!

 

WOMEN’S DISCERNMENT NIGHT (MONTHLY)
Fiat activities are open to single Catholic women ages 18-35 who are open to discerning God’s call in life. Following the example of Mary, who gave her fiat to be both virgin and mother, we desire to hear and follow God’s call to holiness through discernment of his will for our life and vocation. Save the date on Oct. 28 from 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 18 6:30 to 9 p.m., and December 16 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go to rcav.org/event/fiat-womens-discernment-activities or contact Sr. Mary Sabina DeMuth at 604-683-0281.

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