Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for October 8th, 2017
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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October 8th, 2017. * 27th 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 7, 2017
5:00pm Hilda Prades – Thanksgiving
Sunday, October 8, 2017
9:00am Hilda Prades – Thanksgiving
11:00am † Dr. Albert Dy
Monday, October 9, 2017
9:00am Maria Theresa Rivera-Thanksgiving
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
8:00am † Albina Bordignon
8th Anniversary of Mustard Seed Healing Ministry OLM
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
8:00am Zion Corrales Nelson-19th Birthday
Thursday, October 12, 2017
8:00am Emilia Pagaduan-70th Birthday
Friday, October 13, 2017
9:00am Leonor Custodio-thanksgiving
7:00pm † Alfred de Souza
Saturday, October 14, 2017
9:00am † Bernardo & Dolores Talaugon
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, 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

“The stone the builders rejected has become the corner stone…”
– MATTHEW 21:42

Jesus was the corner stone and He was rejected by the religious and political leaders of his day, as well as ordinary citizens. Living a stewardship lifestyle may cause you to be “rejected” by others in today’s society. For example, saying grace before a meal in a restaurant may attract some strange looks from some. But to others it is sign that God is alive and well!
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
III. Jesus and Israel’s Faith in the One God and Savior
587 If the Law and the Jerusalem Temple could be occasions of opposition to Jesus by Israel’s religious authorities, his role in the redemption of sins, the divine work par excellence, was the true stumbling-block for them.363
588 Jesus scandalized the Pharisees by eating with tax collectors and sinners as familiarly as with themselves.364 Against those among them “who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others,” Jesus affirmed: “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”365 He went further by proclaiming before the Pharisees that, since sin is universal, those who pretend not to need salvation are blind to themselves.366
589 Jesus gave scandal above all when he identified his merciful conduct toward sinners with God’s own attitude toward them.367 He went so far as to hint that by sharing the table of sinners he was admitting them to the messianic banquet.368 But it was most especially by forgiving sins that Jesus placed the religious authorities of Israel on the horns of a dilemma. Were they not entitled to demand in consternation, “Who can forgive sins but God alone?”369 By forgiving sins Jesus either is blaspheming as a man who made himself God’s equal or is speaking the truth, and his person really does make present and reveal God’s name.370
590 Only the divine identity of Jesus’ person can justify so absolute a claim as “He who is not with me is against me”; and his saying that there was in him “something greater than Jonah, . . .greater than Solomon,” something “greater than the Temple”; his reminder that David had called the Messiah his Lord,371 and his affirmations, “Before Abraham was, I Am”; and even “I and the Father are one.”37

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 $68,863 from 535 parishioners.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO TWO NEW PERMANENT DEACONS
deacons-newJoin us in congratulating Alan Cavin and Peter Gomes to the Order of the Diaconate. Alan and Peter were ordained on Saturday, October 7 at the Holy Rosary Cathedral. Alan is a parishioner from Saint James Parish in Abbotsford. Peter is a parishioner of Our Lady of Fatima in Coquitlam. Visit fb.com/archvancouver for a little more about their families and work.

 

ARCHDIOCESAN HOLY HOUR EVERY MONTH
Join Rev. Rodney Nootebos, Director of Vocations and Seminarians, along with other members of the faithful throughout the Archdiocese, in a monthly Holy Hour of prayer, intensely focused on asking the “Lord of the Harvest to send forth labourers into the harvest.” Next Holy Hour will be on Wednesday, October 11 at Immaculate Conception Parish in Delta at 5:30 p.m. Visit rcav.org/ event-archdiocese-holy hour for the full calendar.

 

BARBEQUE FOR A CAUSE -OCTOBER 14 & 15
Due to public demand, we will once again sell barbecue for 99 cents after all Masses. The money raised will help the OLM pastoral centre project become a reality. Thank you for your support.

 

MONASTERY OF THE CARMEL OF ST. JOSEPH’S SALE
On 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.

 

THE KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL DINNER AND DANCE
The Knight of Columbus Annual Dinner and Dance this year will be on 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. Call The Grand Knight brother Raphael at 604 500 1848, or brother Rupee at 778 863 1734.

 

INFANT LOSS AWARENESS MASS WITH ARCHBISHOP MILLER
Sunday, October 15 is National Infant Loss Awareness Day. We remember our little ones who have gone too soon. Archbishop Miller will be celebrating Mass at the Evangelist Chapel at the Gardens of Gethsemani. We will light up the cemetery in their honour, so please come and join us for this special Mass. Register at rccav.org/events/128

 

REDISCOVERING MISSION AT THE HEART OF CHRISTIAN FAITH
World Mission Sunday will take place on October 22. We celebrate who we are as Christians: missionary disciples. It’s a time of prayer. We are also invited to look beyond our local Church in Canada and assist through financial gifts, the missionary work needed in the young dioceses in many developing countries. An example of this work in providing health care centres, building schools, and empowering lay pastoral workers, construction of convents and presbyteries. Please pray for the missions and show generosity on World Mission Sunday.

 

MEN’S HOSTEL NEEDS CLEAN AND DRY SOCKS, AND NEW UNDERWEAR DONATIONS
We have nearly 1500 individual guests stay with us over the span of a year. And we have many others come to our door asking for clothes, food, and more. Having clean and dry socks and underwear (new) is a top request. We need your help urgently. We are in immediate need of men’s socks and underwear of all sizes. Please drop them off at your parish or at the Men’s Hostel at 828 Cambie Street after 9:00AM. Thank you for keeping our guests warmly dressed and also in your sincere prayers.

 

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]

 

AN EVENING WITH ARCHBISHOP J. MICHAEL MILLER, CSB
Come join us in annual event to celebrate our faith and community. The proceeds of this year’s dinner will support post-seminary education and professional development of our priests. Wednesday, November 1. Reception at 6:00 pm. Dinner at 7:00 pm Hyatt Regency 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver. Tickets: $150 per person (estimated $70 tax receipt) / $1650 for a table of 11 now available to order from the parish office.

 

THE IMPORTANCE OF A WILL(ESTATE PLANNING PRESENTATION)
Why is wording in your will important? What can go wrong when your wishes are not properly documented? Join this free presentation on Tuesday, November 14 by lawyers Jacy Wingson QC, McQuarrie Hunter LLP, and Tim Lack, Lunny Atmore LLC. Jacy and Tim will present the importance of having a properly worded will. There will be a short Q&A session after as well as light refreshments, tea and coffee served. Register at rcav.org/epg.

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