Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for November 5th, 2017
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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November 5th, 2017. * 31st 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 4, 2017

5:00pm † Maria Lilette Ann Vasquez

Sunday, November 5, 2017

9:00am † Betty Hooh

11:00am † Aida Frias

Monday, November 6, 2017

8:00am † Betty Hooh

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

8:00am † Jesse S. Corrales

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

8:00am † Salvador Manrique

Thursday, November 9, 2017

8:00am Bambi Concon-Birthday Thanksgiving

Friday, November 10, 2017

9:00am † Marites McCarthy

7:00pm Anna King Jong Ihm

Saturday, November 11, 2017

9:00am Cecilia Park Jaung Hee

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

“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” – MATTHEW 23:12

Jesus gave His life to serve, not to be served. Putting other’s needs before our own needs is a sign of becoming a mature disciple, of following Jesus’ example. Humility is really a sign of a strength. By putting other’s needs first we declare to the world that we are putting our complete trust in God. When we align our thoughts and actions with God’s plan for us, the result is Joy and Peace .
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
II. Christ Redemptive Death in God’s Plan of Salvation
“Jesus handed over according to the definite plan of God”
599 Jesus’ violent death was not the result of chance in an unfortunate coincidence of circumstances, but is part of the mystery of God’s plan, as St. Peter explains to the Jews of Jerusalem in his first sermon on Pentecost: “This Jesus (was) delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God.”393 This Biblical language does not mean that those who handed him over were merely passive players in a scenario written in advance by God.394
600 To God, all moments of time are present in their immediacy. When therefore he establishes his eternal plan of “predestination”, he includes in it each person’s free response to his grace: “In this city, in fact, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.”395 For the sake of accomplishing his plan of salvation, God permitted the acts that flowed from their blindness.396 “He died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures”
601 The Scriptures had foretold this divine plan of salvation through the putting to death of “the righteous one, my Servant” as a mystery of universal redemption, that is, as the ransom that would free men from the slavery of sin.397 Citing a confession of faith that he himself had “received”, St. Paul professes that “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures.”398 In particular Jesus’ redemptive death fulfils Isaiah’s prophecy of the suffering Servant.399 Indeed Jesus himself explained the meaning of his life and death in the light of God’s suffering Servant.400 After his Resurrection he gave this interpretation of the Scriptures to the disciples at Emmaus, and then to the apostles.401 “For our sake God made him to be sin”
602 Consequently, St. Peter can formulate the apostolic faith in the divine plan of salvation in this way: “You were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your fathers… with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was destined before the foundation of the world but was made manifest at the end of the times for your sake.”402 Man’s sins, following on original sin, are punishable by death.403 By sending his own Son in the form of a slave, in the form of a fallen humanity, on account of sin, God “made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”404
603 Jesus did not experience reprobation as if he himself had sinned.405 But in the redeeming love that always united him to the Father, he assumed us in the state of our waywardness of sin, to the point that he could say in our name from the cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”406 Having thus established him in solidarity with us sinners, God “did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all”, so that we might be “reconciled to God by the death of his Son”.407
604 By giving up his own Son for our sins, God manifests that his plan for us is one of benevolent love, prior to any merit on our part: “In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.”408 God “shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.”409
605 At the end of the parable of the lost sheep Jesus recalled that God’s love excludes no one: “So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.”410 He affirms that he came “to give his life as a ransom for many”; this last term is not restrictive, but contrasts the whole of humanity with the unique person of the redeemer who hands himself over to save us.411 The Church, following the apostles, teaches that Christ died for all men without exception: “There is not, never has been, and never will be a single human being for whom Christ did not suffer.”412
 

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 $72,452 from 540 parishioners.

 

ALL SOULS DAY ENVELOPES
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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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

 
 

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 or call The Grand Knight 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.

 
You can win more converts with a spoonful of honey than with a barrelful of vinegar.
— Saint Francis de Sales
 

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.

 
 

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.

 
 

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]

 

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