December 3rd, 2017. * 1st Sunday of Advent *
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm–3:00pm
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.
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.
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, December 2, 2017
5:00pm † Maria Lilette Ann Vasquez
6:30pm Indonesian Mass
Sunday, December 3, 2017
9:00am † Eufracio & Crisencia Tangan
11:00am † Matilde Canelas
7:00pm Filipino Mass
Monday, December 4, 2017
8:00am Maribeth Malvar
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
8:00am Romeo & Minda Malvar
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
8:00am † Faustino E. Olandez
Thursday, December 7, 2017
8:00am † Angelica D’Souza
Friday, December 8, 2017
9:00am Gary & Diana Westgeest – 39th Wedding Anniversary
7:00pm † Pedro Javier
Saturday, December 9, 2017
9:00am † Cecilio Maria Cuntapay
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.
“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time will come.” – MARK 13:33
We all take things for granted. In particular, we take time for granted. Our lives are so busy, many of us are planning our time – our days, weeks, months, even years in advance. Remember, our time on earth is a gift. None of us knows how long we will be here. Start today and begin thanking God for each and every day. Take time in silence, every day, and listen to what God is saying to you.
Copyright & 2017, by Archdiocese of St. Louis
I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
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
619 “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (1 Cor 15:3).
620 Our salvation flows from God’s initiative of love for us, because “he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins” (1 Jn 4:10). “God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself” (2 Cor 5:19).
621 Jesus freely offered himself for our salvation. Beforehand, during the Last Supper, he both symbolized this offering and made it really present: “This is my body which is given for you” (Lk22:19).
622 The redemption won by Christ consists in this, that he came “to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mt 20:28), that is, he “loved [his own] to the end” (Jn 13:1), so that they might be “ransomed from the futile ways inherited from [their] fathers” (1 Pet1:18).
623 By his loving obedience to the Father, “unto death, even death on a cross” (Phil 2:8), Jesus fulfills the atoning mission (cf. Isa 53:10) of the suffering Servant, who will “make many righteous; and he shall bear their iniquities” (Isa 53:11; cf. Rom 5:19).
What has he done for me? He has loved me and given me his whole self. What shall I do for him? I shall love him and give myself to him without reserve. – Saint Ignatius of Loyola
PROJECT ADVANCE 2017
Project 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 $83,213 from 564 parishioners.
2017 ADVENT PENANCE SERVICES
New Westminster Deanery 7:00 p.m.
|Sunday, Dec 10th||Saints Cyril & Methodius 472 East 8th Avenue, New Westminster|
|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|
DONATION FOR CHRISTMAS HAMPER
Our parish is accepting donations for the Christmas hamper that will be distributed to the family in need. We welcome any nonperishable goods, toiletries, gift cards, etc. until December 10. Donation box will be provided in the church foyer. Gift cards or monetary donation can be put in the collection basket with “Christmas Hamper” marking on the envelope. Let us all share the spirit of Christmas with our less fortunate families.
CO-WORKERS OF SAINT TERESA OF CALCUTTA
The Lay Association of Co-Workers of Saint Teresa of Calcutta 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 coworkers are spiritually affiliated. Anyone interested to join please contact: Deacon Kenneth Fung
2018 SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES
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
ONE-ON-ONE CATECHISM PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE IN OUR PARISH
VANSPEC program is now available in our parish. The program offers a one-on-one catechism for those who learn best through tailored individual lessons. Please help us to spread the goods news by reaching out to those who will benefit from this program. Your call maybe the answer to their prayers! We are currently accepting students. Please contact: Sr. Glenys Symons (OLM Site Coordinator for Vanspec) 604-838-1206 or Lucy Rodjito (Vanspec Coordinator) by email [email protected] or [email protected] for further information. You may also visit Vanspec website http://vanspec.ca/
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.
OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
The Spanish Legion of Mary invites everyone to the commemoration of the Appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico on Saturday, December 9. Starts with bilingual Mass at 11 am and Rosary prayer at the church, refreshment will follow at the basement.
OUR LADY OF MERCY SCOUT GROUP FUNDRAISING
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
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PARISH MINISTRY AND ORGANIZATION
|Organization||Contact & Phone|
|Building Maintenance||Josef Bauer|
|Catholic Women's League CWL||Elaine Tan|
|Choir - 5:00pm||Cherry Ocampo|
|Choir - 9:00am||Maria Mabel Roca|
|Choir - 11:00am||Charles Desouza|
|Co-Worker of MC||Melanie|
|Counters - Group I||Eleanora McGhee|
|Counters - Group II||Elvira Acosta|
|Couples for Christ||Gerry Andrada|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Sharon Assumption|
|Flower Arrangement||Clemence Jamen|
|Foods for the Poor||Brad|
|Hand Maids of the Lord||Irene|
|Healing Ministry/St. Peregrine Healing Prayer||Lila Caldera|
|Indonesian Community||Iwan Kuntjoro|
|Knights of Columbus||Raphael|
|Legion of Mary (English)||Terri Oro|
|Legion of Mary (English Jr.)||Edna |
|Legion of Mary (Spanish Group)||Norma|
|Liturgical Committee||Deacon Ken|
|Lord of Pardon Society||Josie Luciano|
|Opus Dei (Ladies)||Melanie Dee|
|Opus Dei (Gents)||Peter Nation|
|OLM Gym Inquiries||Jacqueline Gastaldo|
|OLM School Principal||Neva Grout|
|Migrant Ministry||Ralph Guerra|
|Mustard Seed - Prayer Group||Gina|
|Parish Office||Novita Ong|
|Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)||Marivic Cregan|
|Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Contacts :|
|RCIA Coordinator||Valder Belgrave|
|Newcomer - Inquiry Coordinator||Susan Silveira|
|Safe Environment||Jane Wangersky|
|Society of Saint Vincent de Paul||Brad Garisto|
|Usher 5:00 PM||Roger Lawrence|
|Usher 9:00 AM||Paul Cunha|
|Usher 11:00 AM||David Huen|
|Youth Ministry||Gustav/Melanie Arinzol|
|VANSPEC One-on-one Catechism Registration||Jane Wangersky|
email : [email protected] bc.ca