Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for January 14th, 2018
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 14, 2018 * 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time *

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 will resume on Wednesday, January 10th. 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, January 13, 2018
5:00pm † Giuseppe Facchin
6:30pm Healing Prayer

Sunday, January 14, 2018
9:00am Keshia Corrales Nelson-27th Birthday
11:00am † Antonio & Jaime Couto

Monday, January 15, 2018
8:00am † Thomas D’Souza-Death Anniversary

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
8:00am Eka S. Tjokro-Birthday

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
8:00am † Emma Ogsimer

Thursday, January 18, 2018
8:00am Rosa Raguz-special intention

Friday, January 19, 2018
9:00am † Julio K. Manghi
7:00pm Agnes Suh Kyoung Won

Saturday, January 20, 2018
9:00am † Armelito Bonifacio

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, Irwin Rivera, Nilcar Donato, Elvira Acosta and Teresita Nixon.
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.



St. John’s account of the calling of the first disciples in today’s Gospel is striking in that these men responded to the Lord’s call so spontaneously. Jesus’ call is personal, and he calls each of us to be his disciples as well. A personal encounter with Christ moves us to desire to be good stewards of the encounter. We are inspired to joyfully and generously share the experience with others. Andrew was so moved by the experience of meeting Jesus that he immediately sought his brother Peter and brought him to Jesus. How do you seek out others and bring them to Jesus?

Copyright & 2017, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship


Article 5
The condition of Christ’s risen humanity
645 By means of touch and the sharing of a meal, the risen Jesus establishes direct contact with his disciples. He invites them in this way to recognize that he is not a ghost and above all to verify that the risen body in which he appears to them is the same body that had been tortured and crucified, for it still bears the traces of his passion.509 Yet at the same time this authentic, real body possesses the new properties of a glorious body: not limited by space and time but able to be present how and when he wills; for Christ’s humanity can no longer be confined to earth and belongs henceforth only to the Father’s divine realm.510 For this reason too the risen Jesus enjoys the sovereign freedom of appearing as he wishes: in the guise of a gardener or in other forms familiar to his disciples, precisely to awaken their faith.511
646 Christ’s Resurrection was not a return to earthly life, as was the case with the raisings from the dead that he had performed before Easter: Jairus’ daughter, the young man of Naim, Lazarus. These actions were miraculous events, but the persons miraculously raised returned by Jesus’ power to ordinary earthly life. At some particular moment they would die again. Christ’s Resurrection is essentially different. In his risen body he passes from the state of death to another life beyond time and space. At Jesus’ Resurrection his body is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit: he shares the divine life in his glorious state, so that St. Paul can say that Christ is “the man of heaven.”512 The Resurrection as transcendent event
647 O truly blessed Night, sings the Exsultet of the Easter Vigil, which alone deserved to know the time and the hour when Christ rose from the realm of the dead!513 But no one was an eyewitness to Christ’s Resurrection and no evangelist describes it. No one can say how it came about physically. Still less was its innermost essence, his passing over to another life, perceptible to the senses. Although the Resurrection was an historical event that could be verified by the sign of the empty tomb and by the reality of the apostles’ encounters with the risen Christ, still it remains at the very heart of the mystery of faith as something that transcends and surpasses history. This is why the risen Christ does not reveal himself to the world, but to his disciples, “to those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to

Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing
away. God never changes. – Saint Teresa of Avila


Join Rev. Rodney Nootebos, Director of Vocations and Seminarians, along with other members of the faithful throughout the archdiocese, in a monthly Holy Hour of prayer, intensely focused on asking the “Lord of the Harvest to send forth labourers into the harvest.” The next one is on Thursday, January 18, 7pm-8pm at OLM church.


Your Knights of Columbus Council needs your help! We have just completed our annual Dinner Dance, and our Senior’s and Children’s events…. but we would like to do more! On the weekend of January 20th and 21st we will be reaching out to you and your families to introduce you to some of the amazing benefits to being a Knight, and some of the outstanding accomplishments we have achieved together. We look forward to meeting with each of you!


Open House for Grade 7 students and parents on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30pm in the school gym. Placement test for students entering Grade 8 in September 2018 is on Tuesday, January 30 at 1:00 pm. Application form is available at www.stmc.bc.ca which can be accomplished online. For information contract Maria Cirillo or email [email protected]


Sunday, January 28 after 9am and 11am Masses, there will be a representative from the Archdiocesan Prison Ministry that will be speaking about the wonderful opportunity to become a prison ministry volunteer and to live out our Lord’s calling to “visit the prisoners”.


Archbishop Michael Miller, CSB, will be celebrating a Mass of Anointing in honour of World Day of the Sick at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 555 S. Slocan Street, Vancouver, V5K 3X5, on Tuesday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m. The Sacrament of Anointing will be administered after the Homily. All the sick and their caregivers are invited to attend. Following Mass, simple refreshments will be offered in the parish hall. Plenty parking available. 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time January 14, 2018


Do you like singing and sharing your talent with other people? Do you want to hear Fr. Nicolas and the 3 sisters singing? Please come to the Karaoke night in the OLM Gym on Saturday, January 27 starting at 6:30 pm until you have sung enough. No entrance fee. $5.00 for a song if you want to sing. You can also come and just enjoy other people’s singing while pledging Fr. Nicolas and the Sisters to sing. Tax receipts will be given if each pledge is $20 or more. Proceeds will go to the Building Fund for our New Parish Centre. We will be selling food in the Gym while you are having fun. Please invite your friends to come.


Pope Francis, in his message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, urges us to respond with love and to encounter our Lord Jesus Christ whenever a stranger knocks at our door. Our shared response may be articulated by four verbs: to welcome, to protect, to promote, and to integrate.” Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, January 21, at 2:30 p.m. at Saint Patrick’s Church, Vancouver, by Archbishop J. Michael Miller.


Deacon Ken Fung who is a Family Advisor of the Catholic Cemeteries will give a presentation on will and burial planning on Friday, February 2 from 10:30am -12noon in the St. Peregrine Room. The workshop will give the participants an idea of writing a will and planning for Christian burial in the Catholic Cemetery, the Gardens of Gethsemani, which is owned by the Archdiocese of Vancouver. At the same time, we invite those who would like to join the newly formed Bereavement Ministry to attend.


We cordially invite everyone to watch “SHOWKIDS: Share-Give-Love”, a fundraising dinner and show benefitting the Our Lady of Mercy (OLM) Parish’s future Parish Centre and Rectory. This will be held on Sunday, February 11 at 5:30 pm in the OLM School. Ticket price is $25. To buy tickets call: Jannet at (604) 771-1357 or Mila at (778) 895-5041 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time January 14, 2018


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