Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for October 22nd, 2017
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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October 22nd, 2017. * 29th 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.

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

 
 

PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Classes for Children in Public School
PREP classes are ongoing every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at OLM 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, October 21, 2017
5:00pm † Faustino de Souza-Death Anniversary
Sunday, October 22, 2017
9:00am † Sulpicia Orcullo
11:00am Juanita Buenafe
Monday, October 23, 2017
8:00am † Betty Hooh
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
8:00am Celine de Souza-Birthday
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
8:00am † Wee Lye Imm-Death Anniversary
Thursday, October 26, 2017
8:00am † Joshua Siglos
Friday, October 27, 2017
9:00am † Benjamin Caspillo
7:00pm † Betty Hooh
Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:00am † Abortion babies
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.

 
 

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
† Mrs. Stella Haber †
Funeral Mass: Saturday,October 21st At 1:00 pm
Our deepest condolences to the Westgeest family for the passing of Diana’s mother. Let us pray for the eternal repose of her soul and for peace and strength for the family.

 

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, Irwin Rivera and Elvira Acosta.
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

“Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” – MATTHEW 22:21
Everything we are and everything we have belongs to God. We aren’t “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given each of us. All God is asking is that we give back a portion of what He gave us. This is the essence of Stewardship. God should be our first priority in everything. All else comes second.
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 AND WAS BURIED
III. Jesus and Israel’s Faith in the One God and Savior
Paragraph 2. Jesus Died Crucified
I. The Trial of Jesus
Divisions among the Jewish authorities concerning Jesus
595 Among the religious authorities of Jerusalem, not only were the Pharisee Nicodemus and the prominent Joseph of Arimathea both secret disciples of Jesus, but there was also long-standing dissension about him, so much so that St. John says of these authorities on the very eve of Christ’s Passion, “many . . . believed in him,” though very imperfectly.378 This is not surprising, if one recalls that on the day after Pentecost “a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith” and “some believers . . . belonged to the party of the Pharisees,” to the point that St. James could tell St. Paul, “How many thousands there are among the Jews of those who have believed; and they are all zealous for the Law.”379
596 The religious authorities in Jerusalem were not unanimous about what stance to take toward Jesus.380 The Pharisees threatened to excommunicate his followers.381 To those who feared that “everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy both our holy place and our nation,” the high priest Caiaphas replied by prophesying: “It is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish.”382 The Sanhedrin, having declared Jesus deserving of death as a blasphemer but having lost the right to put anyone to death, hands him over to the Romans, accusing him of political revolt, a charge that puts him in the same category as Barabbas who had been accused of sedition.383 The high priests also threatened Pilate politically so that he would condemn Jesus to death.384
 

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 $69,758 from 538 parishioners.

 

SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPE
Starting 2018, Sunday Offering Envelope Number will be assigned automatically by the system. The number that a family will have next year may be different from the number it has this year. Therefore, it is important NOT TO USE PREVIOUS YEARS’ ENVELOPES ANYMORE. Some families may still have plenty of unused envelopes from previous years. They still can be used, but please do change the number to the current year’s number or black-out the number and write down your name and address to ensure your donation will be recorded properly.

 

ALL SOULS DAY ENVELOPES
There will be additional Mass on All Souls Day, Thursday, Nov 2 at 7:00pm in our parish. During the month of November, the listed names of your departed loved ones will be remembered during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Please write their names clearly on the envelope. Remembrance envelopes are available at the foyer of the church.

 

MONASTERY OF THE CARMEL OF ST. JOSEPH’S SALE
Next Sunday, October 29, Mr. Doran Gaudreau will come to our parish to sell some Arts and Crafts produced by the monastic community of Discalced Carmelite nuns with care and devotion to help support their life of contemplation. Please give support by buying their products.

 

OUR LADY OF MERCY CHOIRS CONCERT
To honor the Patron Saint of Musicians – St. Cecilia, OLM choirs will hold a concert on Saturday, November 11, 7 – 9 pm at OLM School Gym. You are all invited to come and enjoy a musical night. No ticket is needed but donations are welcome.

 

THE KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL DINNER AND DANCE
Saturday, November 25 at 6:30pm at Our Lady of Mercy School gym. Tickets are available for sale now. Please get your tickets after every Mass or call The Grand Knight brother Raphael at 604-500- 1848, or brother Rupee at 778-863-1734.

 

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR BBQ FUNDRAISING EVENT
Because of you, we were able to raise $1,030.00 to support our OLM Pastoral Centre project. Together, we’re able to do so much more. Thank You. From all of us: Edna; Tonet; Cris; Marl & Vic; Gay & Andy; Rovi & Dong; Peach & Fred; Bern & Mikee; Gert & Jong. With our kids: Kaela; Tiz; Bryson; Michelle; Roland; Waldo; Josef; Nico & Lance Mina.

 

REDISCOVERING MISSION AT THE HEART OF CHRISTIAN FAITH
Today we celebrate World Mission Sunday! We are called to offer our prayers and generous financial support, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, for the worldwide mission of Christ. We are asked to reach out the peripheries, people in remote villages, towns and cities by using the witness and work of missionaries and local priests.

 

ANNUAL MASS FOR DECEASED BISHOPS, CLERGY AND CONSECRATED MEN AND WOMEN
Thursday, November 9 at 12:00 noon at Holy Rosary Cathedral. All parishioners are most welcome to attend this special Liturgy concelebrated by the priests of the Archdiocese. Remember kindly in your prayers during the month of November those who have laboured for the Church in Vancouver and pray that the Lord will send more dedicated men and women to continue their ministry.

 

CWL FALL FAIR
CWL Fall Fair on Sunday, November 26 after 9 am and 11 am mass. Knitted goods and lots of yummy food for sale. Watch for details on bulletin board.

 

PAID VOLUNTEERS FOR EXTREME WEATHER RESPONSE
The Men’s Hostel is looking for paid volunteers for our Extreme Weather Response program. This upcoming winter, we will need people to come in and help the staff supervise the shelter from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm. Overnight shifts are also available. All shifts are paid. Please call Frances Cabahug at 604- 443-3292 or email [email protected] for more information.

 

TEACHING OPPORTUNITY – ONE-ON-ONE CATECHISM FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
VANSPEC needs your help! We are looking for several volunteer teachers to help special needs students to get to know Jesus. Please share your talents and gifts in preparing these wonderful children of God to receive their sacraments and learn more about the faith? If you’re interested in serving, contact Lucy Rodjito at [email protected] or [email protected]

 

A THANK YOU NOTE FROM THE OCT 1ST CLOTH DRIVE
“Hello, we are the Zelaya’s family we want to thank you very much for the clothes donations that was given to us through Mr. Victor Alvarado. Thanks to him and to your church. My girls have another day lightened up; we are grateful to your parish and the people that attend your services, it shows the love without limits for the rest of us “.

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