January 21, 2018 * 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time *
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 will resume on Wednesday, January 10th. 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, January 20, 2018
5:00pm † Sara Pacheco-Thanksgiving
6:30pm Indonesian Mass
Sunday, January 21, 2018
9:00am † Jose Bernardo de Silva
11:00am † Benito Rivero
Monday, January 22, 2018
8:00am Sara Pacheco-Thanksgiving
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
8:00am † Crispin Samson
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
8:00am † Santiago Bonifacio
Thursday, January 25, 2018
8:00am Rosa Raguz-special intention
Friday, January 26, 2018
9:00am † Margaret Fernandes-Death Anniversary
7:00pm † Molly Tak
Saturday, January 27, 2018
9:00am Sonya Westgeest
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, Christina Jasinska, Vicente Reyes, Irwin Rivera, Nilcar Donato, Elvira Acosta and Teresita Nixon, Pedrito & Luz Yamuta.
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.
The calling of the first disciples in today’s Gospel is remarkable. The disciples left what they were doing, their businesses – their very livelihood ‘immediately’ to follow Jesus. They demonstrated a remarkable level of detachment to the things of this world in response to Christ’s call to “follow me”. Stewardship likewise embraces the freedom and joy that comes with detachment. The freedom comes in not being owned by our possessions. In addition, by not clinging too tightly to our time, abilities, and possessions we are able to share them with others. Stewardship is joyful because it is living Christ-centred and not self-centred.
Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship
I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
HE DESCENDED INTO HELL; ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD
II. The Resurrection – “A Work of the Holy Trinity
648 Christ’s Resurrection is an object of faith in that it is a transcendent intervention of God himself in creation and history. In it the three divine persons act together as one, and manifest their own proper characteristics. The Father’s power “raised up” Christ his Son and by doing so perfectly introduced his Son’s humanity, including his body, into the Trinity. Jesus is conclusively revealed as “Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his Resurrection from the dead.”515 St. Paul insists on the manifestation of God’s power 516 through the working of the Spirit who gave life to Jesus’ dead humanity and called it to the glorious state of Lordship.
649 As for the Son, he effects his own Resurrection by virtue of his divine power. Jesus announces that the Son of man will have to suffer much, die, and then rise.517 Elsewhere he affirms explicitly: “I laydown my life, that I may take it again. . . . I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again.”518 “We believe that Jesus died and rose again.”519
650 The Fathers contemplate the Resurrection from the perspective of the divine person of Christ who remained united to his soul and body, even when these were separated from each other by death: “By the unity of the divine nature, which remains present in each of the two components of man, these are reunited. For as death is produced by the separation of the human components, so Resurrection is achieved by the union of the two.”520
PRO-LIFE MASS AND PRAYER VIGIL
Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, Feb. 3. Mass is at 9 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament, Vancouver, followed by the Rosary at B.C. Women’s Hospital, Vancouver.
WORLD DAY OF THE SICK MASS OF ANOINTING
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, Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 13 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
SINGING FOR BUILDING OUR NEW PARISH CENTRE
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.
The upcoming Migrant Workshop will be on Sunday, January 28 from 1 – 3 pm at the church basement. The Topic is about the “Citizenship: Immigration Updates, Dream and Goal into the harvest.”
The talk on Sunday, January 28 at the parish is postponed to a future date to be announced.
ESTATE & MEMORIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP
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.
HELP SUPPORT THE PARISH
Subscribe to Living with Christ daily Missal through OLM parish. For each new subscription, Novalis will give the parish $10 and with renewal, $2. You may come to the parish office to fill up the form and make the payment by credit card or cheque. For $40.43/year you can have Living with Christ delivered to your home or sent to your loved one.
2018 LENTEN TALK
Every Friday during Lent season from February 16 to March 23 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at OLM church.
VIDEO PRESENTATION – JOHN MICHAEL TALBOT LIVE IN CONCERT
There will be a video presentation on Tuesday, February 6, from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm at the church basement. We will show John Michael Talbot Live in Concert. It is an one-hour musical retreat, in which J M Talbot, one of the most famous contemporary composers of Christian music, will share his simple faith and love of Jesus in musical tones. If you want to pray and contemplate through music or just want to relax, please come and join us.
There will be a retreat for the youth of this Parish (from about Grade 7 to aged 18).
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
Venue: The retreat will start at the Children’s room (St. Peregrine) and then basement.
Light lunch will be provided. No fee is required but registration is needed. Please contact Melanie at [email protected] or 604-441-4953 on or before Feb 8, 2018.
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
2018 CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Indonesian Catholic Community – UKIBC invites us to celebrate 2018 Chinese New Year on Saturday, February 24 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Continental Seafood Restaurant, Richmond. There will be spectacular entertainment, door prizes, lion dance, karaoke, raffle tickets and iPhone 8 as grand prize. Ticket price is $60. To buy tickets, please call Lili at 604-721-1222 or Susan at 778-772-9714 .
Please remember your parish when you make your will (estate). Thank You!
Domestic Abuse Services: Help Line 604.640.7549
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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||Deacon Ken|
|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|| Sr. Glenys Symons or Mary Keegan|
604.434.7775 or email: srgmterp @shaw.ca
|VANSPEC One-on-one Catechism Coordinator||Lucy Rodjito email: vanspec @rcav.org|