Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for December 10th, 2017
2nd Sunday of Advent

December 10th, 2017. * 2nd Sunday of Advent *

Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
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 -.
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 – 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 ).


Saturday, December 9, 2017
5:00pm † Manuel & Catarina Moreira

Sunday, December 10, 2017
9:00am † Frank & Dina Parolin
11:00am † Joshua Siglos

Monday, December 11, 2017
8:00am Julia R. Macapinlac

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
8:00am Nestor Chan & family

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
8:00am Wilson & Wisdom’s family

Thursday, December 14, 2017
8:00am Jeanell Greene

Friday, December 15, 2017
9:00am Eileen – Birthday Thanksgiving
7:00pm † Betty Hoh

Saturday, December 16, 2017
6:00 am Misa de Gallo
9:00am John Suh Jung Hyun

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


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, Nora Laureles, Shirley Wang, 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.



Peace of mind comes from knowing that God the Father provides for all our needs. “The kingdom is where God provides for all that we need. It is the realm of sufficiency where we are no longer pulled here and there by anxiety about having enough” -(Henri J. M. Nouwen). Trusting in God’s providence is a source of lasting peace.

Copyright & 2017, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship & the ACA, Archdiocese of Saint Louis, Missouri


Article 4
III. Jesus and Israel’s Faith in the One God and Savior
Paragraph 3. Jesus Christ Was Buried
624 “By the grace of God” Jesus tasted death “for everyone.”459 In his plan of salvation, God ordained that his Son should not only “die for our sins”460 but should also “taste death,” experience the condition of death, the separation of his soul from his body, between the time he expired on the cross and the time he was raised from the dead. The state of the dead Christ is the mystery of the tomb and the descent into hell. It is the mystery of Holy Saturday, when Christ, lying in the tomb,461 reveals God’s great sabbath rest462 after the fulfillment463 of man’s salvation, which brings peace to the whole universe.464
Christ in the tomb in his body
625 Christ’s stay in the tomb constitutes the real link between his passible state before Easter and his glorious and risen state today. The same person of the “Living One” can say, “I died, and behold I am alive for evermore”:465
God [the Son] did not impede death from separating his soul from his body according to the necessary order of nature, but has reunited them to one another in the Resurrection, so that he himself might be, in his person, the meeting point for death and life, by arresting in himself the decomposition of nature produced by death and so becoming the source of reunion for the separated parts.466
626 Since the “Author of life” who was killed467 is the same “living one [who has] risen,”468 the divine person of the Son of God necessarily continued to possess his human soul and body, separated from each other by death:
By the fact that at Christ’s death his soul was separated from his flesh, his one person is not itself divided into two persons; for the human body and soul of Christ have existed in the same way from the beginning of his earthly existence, in the divine person of the Word; and in death, although separated from each other, both remained with one and the same person of the Word.469

The Lay Association of Co-Workers of Saint Teresa of Calcutta consists 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 coworkers are spiritually affiliated. Anyone interested to join please contact: Deacon Kenneth Fung at 604-781-1278


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 $84,155 from 596 parishioners.

New Westminster Deanery 7:00 p.m.

Date Location
Tuesday, Dec 12th All Saints Parish 821 Fairfax St., Coquitlam
Saint Peter’s Church 330 Royal Ave., New Westminster
Saint Patrick’s Parish* 22561 – 121 Avenue, Maple Ridge *Starts at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec 13th Saint Joseph’s Parish 140 Moody St., Port Moody
Thursday, Dec 14th Holy Spirit Parish 244 Lawrence St., New Westminster
Saint Clare of Assisi Parish 1320 Johnson St., Coquitlam
Sunday, Dec 17th Our Lady of Assumption 3141 Shaughnessy St. Port Coquitlam
Monday, Dec 18th Saint Francis de Sales 6610 Balmoral St., Burnaby
Tuesday, Dec 19th Saint Luke’s Parish 20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge
OUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH 7455 Tenth Avenue, Burnaby
Wednesday, Dec 20th Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 828 Laval Square, Coquitlam
Saint Michael’s Parish 9387 Holmes St., Burnaby
Thursday, Dec 22nd Our Lady of Fatima Parish 315 Walker St., Coquitlam


December 16 – 24, 2017 at 6:00 a.m. A nine-day Novena of Masses in preparation for Christmas will begin on Saturday, December 16 at 6:00 am. Dawn Masses is not just a tradition that is celebrated because we need to do so. It is a significant moment to strengthen relationships among family members and it is the time where our faith is intensified. This is the time where we mostly feel the presence of the Lord because it is the spiritual preparation for Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. All parishioners are encouraged to participate.


Anyone who wishes to have a free haircut may come to OLM parish basement on Wednesday, December 13 from 10:00am – 1:00pm. Ladies only. First come -first served. A Christmas gift from Melissa!


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:

Born of a Woman December 12 (Tuesday)

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


2018 Sunday offering envelope boxes are now available for pick-up at the church foyer. Please do:
(1) Check the name and information on the label
(2) Take only your own envelope box
(3) Start using the envelope in 2018

Please contact the parish office if:
– the label has incorrect information
– you have moved, or
– you could not find yours and wish to have one


The Our Lady of Mercy Scout Group will be selling apples by donation after the 9 am and 11 am mass on December 17 to raise funds for their activities. Your help and support is appreciated very much.


We cordially invite everyone to watch “SHOWKIDS: Share-Give-Love”, a fundraising dinner and show benefitting our parish’s future Parish Centre and Rectory. This will be held on February 11, 2018 Sunday) at 5:30 pm in the OLM School Gym. Early bird ticket price is $20 until December 31, 2017. Regular ticket price is $25. To buy tickets call: Jannet at (604) 771-1357 or Mila at (778) 895-5041


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:




OrganizationContact & Phone
Altar Servers
Building MaintenanceJosef Bauer
Catholic Women's League CWL
Elaine Tan
Children LiturgyMyla Reddy
Choir  - 5:00pm
Cherry Ocampo
Choir  - 9:00am
Maria Mabel Roca
Choir  - 11:00am
Ed Olaguer
Charles Desouza
Co-Worker of MCMelanie

Deacon Ken
Counters - Group IEleanora McGhee
Counters - Group II Elvira Acosta
Couples for ChristRamuel
Gerry Andrada
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy CommunionSharon Assumption
FinancePaul Shearon
Flower ArrangementClemence Jamen
Foods for the PoorBrad
Hand Maids of the LordIrene
Healing Ministry/St. Peregrine Healing PrayerLila Caldera
Indonesian CommunityWindi
Iwan Kuntjoro
Knights of Columbus Paul
LectorsMaria Siglos
Legion of Mary (English)Terri Oro
Legion of Mary (English Jr.)Edna
Legion of Mary (Spanish Group)Norma
Liturgical CommitteePatrick
Deacon Ken
Lord of Pardon SocietyJosie Luciano
Opus Dei (Ladies)Melanie Dee
Opus Dei (Gents)Peter Nation
OLM Gym InquiriesJacqueline Gastaldo
OLM School PrincipalNeva Grout
Migrant MinistryRalph Guerra
Mustard Seed - Prayer GroupGina
Parish OfficeNovita Ong
Project AdvanceLito
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)Marivic Cregan
olmprep @gmail.com
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Contacts :
RCIA CoordinatorValder Belgrave
Newcomer - Inquiry CoordinatorSusan Silveira
Safe EnvironmentYoke
Jane Wangersky
SacristanAlberto Taculod
Society of Saint Vincent de PaulBrad Garisto
Usher 5:00 PMRoger Lawrence
Usher 9:00 AMPaul Cunha
Usher 11:00 AMDavid Huen
Youth MinistryGustav/Melanie Arinzol
VANSPEC One-on-one Catechism RegistrationJane Wangersky
email : [email protected] bc.ca