Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for November 19th, 2017
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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November 19th, 2017. * 33rd 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 18, 2017
5:00pm Eden Mendoza

Sunday, November 19, 2017
9:00am † Virginia Gallo
11:00am † Johnny Ogsimer

Monday, November 20, 2017
8:00am † George Gastaldo

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
8:00am † Belen Rivera Albis

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
8:00am † Anaceli Castillo

Thursday, November 23, 2017
8:00am † Jose Rene Santillan

Friday, November 24, 2017
9:00am † Fil Apolinario
7:00pm † Carmelina Dias de Souza

Saturday, November 25, 2017
9:00am † Jimmy Crossen

If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.

 
 

PRAYERS FOR 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

“Well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you have been faithful in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities.”– MATTHEW 25:21

God expects us to nurture and develop the gifts He has given us and then generously return a portion with increase. He doesn’t want us to waste or hoard the gifts He has given us; He expects us to grow our gifts, use them wisely and be generous with them. Unfortunately, many of us are not generous in proportion to all that God has given us.
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
At the Last Supper Jesus anticipated the free offering of his life
610 Jesus gave the supreme expression of his free offering of himself at the meal shared with the twelve Apostles “on the night he was betrayed.”429 On the eve of his Passion, while still free, Jesus transformed this Last Supper with the apostles into the memorial of his voluntary offering to the Father for the salvation of men: “This is my body which is given for you.” “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”430
611 The Eucharist that Christ institutes at that moment will be the memorial of his sacrifice.431 Jesus includes the apostles in his own offering and bids them perpetuate it.432 By doing so, the Lord institutes his apostles as priests of the New Covenant: “For their sakes I sanctify myself, so that they also may be sanctified in truth.”433
The agony at Gethsemani
612 The cup of the New Covenant, which Jesus anticipated when he offered himself at the Last Supper, is afterwards accepted by him from his Father’s hands in his agony in the garden at Gethsemani,434 making himself “obedient unto death.” Jesus prays: “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me. . . .”435 Thus he expresses the horror that death represented for his human nature. Like ours, his human nature is destined for eternal life; but unlike ours, it is perfectly exempt from sin, the cause of death.436 Above all, his human nature has been assumed by the divine person of the “Author of life,” the “LivingOne.”437 By accepting in his human will that the Father’s will be done, he accepts his death as redemptive, for “he himself bore our sins in his body on the tree.”438
Christ’s death is the unique and definitive sacrifice
613 Christ’s death is both the Paschal sacrifice that accomplishes the definitive redemption of men, through “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,”439 and the sacrifice of the New Covenant, which restores man to communion with God by reconciling him to God through the “blood of the covenant, which was poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”440
614 This sacrifice of Christ is unique; it completes and surpasses all other sacrifices.441 First, it is a gift from God the Father himself, for the Father handed his Son over to sinners in order to reconcile us with himself. At the same time it is the offering of the Son of God made man, who in freedom and love offered his life to his Father through the Holy Spirit in reparation for our disobedience.442
In everything, whether it is a thing sensed or a thing known, God himself is hidden within. — Saint Bonaventure
 


REQUIESCAT IN PACE
† Cacilda Paes†
Died on November 9th 2017
Prayer Vigil: Sunday Nov. 19th – 7 pm
Funeral Mass: Monday Nov. 20th – 11am

 
 

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 of $79,704 from 561 parishioners.

 

WORLD DAY OF THE POOR
Pope Francis has declared the first World Day of the Poor this Sunday, November 19. Archbishop Miller has written a letter to all the faithful: “In declaring this the first World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis has given us a great gift. The approach of Advent – a season known for giving, but also for rampant consumerism – makes this an opportune time to reflect on the kind of society we want to live in.” You can download Archbishop Miller’s official letter online at http://rcav.org/l-world-day-poor/ . Get involved by visiting rcav.org/poor

 
 

ADVENT SPIRITUAL PREPARATION
Advent is coming soon. It is the season of waiting and spiritual preparation for the coming of the Lord. However, how much do we understand about His coming? Deacon Ken Fung will give a series of 3 talks to delve into this topic. The talks will be given at 7:00 p.m. in the Church on the following dates:

#1 The Word Made Flesh December 5 (Tuesday)

#2 Born of a Woman December 12 (Tuesday)

#3 The Parousia December 18 (Monday)
Please do not miss these insightful presentations which will be based on Scripture and teachings of the Church.

 
 

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
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 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 9 am and 11 am mass. Knitted goods and lots of yummy food for sale. Watch for details on bulletin board.

 
 

CHALICE MISSION APPEAL AT OUR PARISH
On the weekend of December 2-3, please welcome Deacon Brian West who will speak about CHALICE – a Canadian, Catholic sponsorship program. He will explain how you can help a destitute child at one of 56 mission sites in 15 developing countries. The website is www.chalice.ca

 
 

SENIORS’ AND CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
Organized by Knight of Columbus Sunday, December 3 at OLM school gym. SENIORS PARTY starts at 1pm to 3pm. CHILDREN’S PARTY starts at 4pm TO 6pm. Please register at the church foyer after the weekend Masses. There will be lots of fun.

 
 

MONTHLY PEROGY DINNER AND SALES
at Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Sunday, November 24 at 502-5th Avenue, New Westminster. Sales: 11:00-3:00 Dinner: 5:00- 8:00. Come and enjoy Home-Made Pirogies, Cabbage Rolls, Borscht soup, and Kolbasa [Ukrainian Sausages]

 
 

LITTLE FLOWER ACADEMY is accepting
applications from prospective Grade Eight candidates for the 2018 – 2019 school year. All students wishing to apply must sit the Entrance Exam on Saturday, December 9. To apply please fill out the online form on our school website www.lfabc.org/apply or contact Kathi Wilson at 604-738-9016 ext 114.

 
 

MANUAL LABOURERS URGENTLY NEEDED
The Archdiocese of Vancouver is looking for workers capable of manual labour (including lifting up to 100 lbs) and open to casual work between now and December 15 in the downtown Vancouver area. If interested please send your résumè and contact information along with days and times available to: [email protected]

 

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