Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for November 12th, 2017
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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November 12th, 2017. * 32nd 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, November 11, 2017

5:00pm Chavez’s family -Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 12, 2017

9:00am † Betty Hoh

11:00am † Ofelia Concon

12:30pm Children Baptism

Monday, November 13, 2017

9:00am † Pedro Santos

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

8:00am † Selah Corrales Nelson

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

8:00am Therese-Special Intention

Thursday, November 16, 2017

8:00am Marco Tjokro-Birthday Thanksgiving

Friday, November 17, 2017

9:00am † Amanda Mercado

7:00pm † Purisima Cagumbay

Saturday, November 18, 2017

9:00am † Romeo & Alejandra 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

“Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” – MATTHEW 25:13

Many of us have put off doing something because we think we are too busy. We’ve all said, “I’ll do it later when I have time.” Unfortunately, too many of us apply this attitude to our Faith. Jesus’ call is urgent, in the here and now, in your current circumstances. Don’t delay, how is God calling you to use your gifts today?
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
III. Christ Offered Himself to His Father for Our Sins
Christ’s whole life is an offering to the Father
606 The Son of God, who came down “from heaven, not to do [his] own will, but the will of him who sent [him],”413 said on coming into the world, “Lo, I have come to do your will, O God.” “And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”414 From the first moment of his Incarnation the Son embraces the Father’s plan of divine salvation in his redemptive mission: “My food is to do the will of him who sent me, and to accomplish his work.”415 The sacrifice of Jesus “for the sins of the whole world”416 expresses his loving communion with the Father. “The Father loves me, because I lay down my life,” said the Lord, “[for] I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father.”417
607 The desire to embrace his Father’s plan of redeeming love inspired Jesus’ whole life,418 for his redemptive passion was the very reason for his Incarnation. And so he asked, “And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, for this purpose I have come to this hour.”419 And again, “Shall I not drink the cup which the Father has given me?”420 From the cross, just before “It is finished,” he said, “I thirst.”421
“The Lamb who takes away the sin of the world”
608 After agreeing to baptize him along with the sinners, John the Baptist looked at Jesus and pointed him out as the “Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.”422 By doing so, he reveals that Jesus is at the same time the suffering Servant who silently allows himself to be led to the slaughter and who bears the sin of the multitudes, and also the Paschal Lamb, the symbol of Israel’s redemption at the first Passover.423 Christ’s whole life expresses his mission: “to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”424
Jesus freely embraced the Father’s redeeming love
609 By embracing in his human heart the Father’s love for men, Jesus “loved them to the end,” for “greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”425 In suffering and death his humanity became the free and perfect instrument of his divine love which desires the salvation of men.426 Indeed, out of love for his Father and for men, whom the Father wants to save, Jesus freely accepted his Passion and death: “No one takes [my life] from me, but I lay it down of my own accord.”427 Hence the sovereign freedom of God’s Son as he went out to his death.428
There is more value in a little humility and in a single act of it than in all the knowledge in the world. — Saint Teresa of Avila
 

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 $79,504 from 561 parishioners.

 

CO-WORKERS OF SAINT TERESA OF CALCUTTA
Come join the Lay Association of Co-Workers of Saint Teresa of Calcutta on Sunday, November 19 after 11am Mass in the children‘s room. Anyone can join. Please contact: Deacon Kenneth Fung The co-workers consist of men, women, youth and children of all nations and cultures and is also the first such group that included members of all religions. Moved by the Spirit of God, co-workers desire to love Him in their fellowman, especially in the poorest of the poor of all castes and creeds, in the spirit of Saint Teresa of Calcutta and the Missionaries of Charity with whom the co-workers are spiritually affiliated.

 
 

ATTENTION: GRADE 7 & ABOVE
If you wish to get four (4) service hours, you must attend the talk on “Culture & Virtue” on Saturday, November 18 at the Seminary of Christ the King to be hosted by Cristina Barba and the Culture Project Team. These recent college grads bring a youthful and vibrant message: life is beautiful and fully human when it integrates chastity and virtuous choices! Contact Melanie – Youth Group coordinator at 604-441-4953 to get the details on reservations and transportation.

 
 

FREE SEMINAR- Live Christ Share Christ
Sundays, November 12 & 19 from 1:00pm-5:00pm at OLM Gym . The seminar will give us an insight on how to respond to the call of new evangelization. All are invited. For inquiries call Joseph/ Perla at 604-628-0169 or Jun/Baby at 604-299-9344

 
 

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE WITH VATICAN OBSERVATORY DIRECTOR: “WHY DO WE LOOK UP AT THE HEAVENS?”
St. Mark’s College at UBC proudly presents “Why Do We look Up at the Heavens – , a free public lecture on Wednesday Nov. 22, from 7pm to 8:30pm with the Director of the Vatican Observatory, Dr. Guy J. Consolmagno, PhD, SJ. Brother Guy is an American research astronomer and Jesuit religious brother. Everyone is welcome to attend this exciting event!

 
 

VANSPEC NEW SITE CENTRE AT OUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH
We are pleased to announce that VANSPEC program is now available at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Our program offers a one-on-one catechism classes for students with special needs who learn best through tailored individual lessons. We are now accepting students, however space is limited. With the new site centre, we are also looking for teaching assistants. Call us, this may lead to a special spiritual journey for you. Please contact Vanspec Site Coordinator Sr. Glenys at 604-838-1206 or Lucy Rodjito (Vanspec Coordinator) at [email protected] or [email protected]

 
 

THE KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL DINNER AND DANCE
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 or call brother Raphael at 604 500 1848 , or brother Rupee at 778-863-1734 .

 
 

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

 
 

REVERENTLY LAYING TO REST SERVICE
A service for families who have had cremated remains at home for more than one year. This is a no-cost service to intern remains in a communal crypt. We will have a small service in the chapel and a committal service in the mausoleum. Please contact Terry Whiteley at 604-531-2141 . Final arrangements must be completed no later than November 17. Space is limited. rccav.org/events/74

 
 

YOU CAN SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE!
Retrouvaille – A lifeline for trouble marriages Has your marriage become unloving or uncaring – your relationship grown cold, distant – thinking about a separation or divorce? Are you already separated/divorced but (both of you) wish to try again, then Retrouvaille program may help you. RETROUVAILLE (Rediscovery) is supported by the Life, Marriage and Family Office of the Archdiocese of Vancouver. It consists of a weekend experience for couples (no compulsory group sharing) with six to seven follow-up sessions. The next program is scheduled for the weekend of April 20-22, 2018. All inquiries are confidential. To register or for more details please visit vwww.retrouvaillevancouver.com or phone 604-530-6710 and leave a message

 

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

OrganizationContact & Phone
Altar Servers
Mikee
604.760.4398
Building MaintenanceJosef Bauer
604.716.2801
Catholic Women's League CWL
Elaine Tan
604.525.7048
Choir  - 5:00pm
Cherry Ocampo
604.716.9810
Choir  - 9:00am
Maria Mabel Roca
778.861.3908
Choir  - 11:00am
Charles Desouza
604.930.9438
Co-Worker of MCDeacon Ken
604.781.1278
Counters - Group IEleanora McGhee
604.524.0687
Counters - Group IIElvira Acosta
604.524.5048
Couples for ChristGerry Andrada
778.861.1856
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy CommunionSharon Assumption
604.522.4284
FinancePaul Shearon
604.522.8226
Flower ArrangementClemence Jamen
778.223.5617
Foods for the PoorBrad
604.525.2350
Hand Maids of the LordIrene
778.384.8819
Healing Ministry/St. Peregrine Healing PrayerLila Caldera
778.882.8048
Indonesian CommunityIwan Kuntjoro
778-999-0098
Knights of ColumbusRaphael
604.500.1848
LectorsMaria Siglos
778.688.9547
Legion of Mary (English)Terri Oro
604.526.1431
604.762.0225
Legion of Mary (English Jr.)Edna
604.721.7846
Legion of Mary (Spanish Group)Norma
604.220.8294
Liturgical CommitteeDeacon Ken
604.781.1278
Lord of Pardon SocietyJosie Luciano
778.838.6164
Opus Dei (Ladies)Melanie Dee
778.847.4247
Opus Dei (Gents)Peter Nation
604. 468.8458
OLM Gym InquiriesJacqueline Gastaldo
604.526.1731
OLM School PrincipalNeva Grout
604.526.7121
Migrant MinistryRalph Guerra
604.240.1353
Mustard Seed - Prayer GroupGina
604.353.4158
Parish OfficeNovita Ong
604.522.5733
Project AdvanceEva
604.290.7613
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)Marivic Cregan
604.520.6814
olmprep @gmail.com
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Contacts :
RCIA CoordinatorValder Belgrave
604.861.9774
Newcomer - Inquiry CoordinatorSusan Silveira
778.772.9714
Safe EnvironmentJane Wangersky
604.524.5294
SacristanAlberto Taculod
604.375.2377
Society of Saint Vincent de PaulBrad Garisto
604.525.2350
Usher 5:00 PMRoger Lawrence
778.829.4098
Usher 9:00 AMPaul Cunha
604.524.4486
Usher 11:00 AMDavid Huen
604.515.8844
Youth MinistryGustav/Melanie Arinzol
604.441.4953
VANSPEC One-on-one Catechism Registration Sr. Glenys Symons or Mary Keegan
604.434.7775 or email: srgmterp @shaw.ca
VANSPEC One-on-one Catechism CoordinatorLucy Rodjito email: vanspec @rcav.org