Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for January 21st, 2018
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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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
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 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.

 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

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

WEEKLY CATECHISM:

CHAPTER TWO:
I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
Article 5
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.

 
 

MIGRANT WORKSHOP
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.”

 
 

PRISON MINISTRY-POSTPONED
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.

 
 

YOUTH RETREAT
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.

 
 

SHOWKIDS: SHARE-GIVE-LOVE
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

 

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