February 11th, 2018 * 6th 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
Our Lady of Mercy School
School Office: (604) 526-7121
Principal: Neva Grout
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@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, February 10, 2018
5:00pm † Ramon Suarez Blanco
6:30pm Healing Prayer
Sunday, February 11, 2018
9:00am † Giovanni Zamferoni
11:00am † Mrs. Bernice Hicks
Monday, February 12, 2018
9:00am Nestor Chan & family
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
8:00am † Stella Haber
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
9:00am † Jose & Francisca Couto
7:00pm † Felipe Siglos Sr.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Friday, February 16, 2018
9:00am † Antonio & Jaime Couto
7:00pm Maribeth Malvar-thanksgiving
Saturday, February 17, 2018
9:00am † Ricardo & Calixta Semblante
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, 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 leper in today’s Gospel reading knew that Jesus had the power to heal him. Still, he wondered if Jesus would choose to do so. Jesus’ response was, “I do choose.” To serve a brother or sister in need we too must choose to do so. Stewardship likewise requires that we make a choice. In fact, making stewardship a part of our everyday life requires many choices. Begin by making a conscious decision, carried out in action, to be a follower of Jesus Christ, no matter the cost. The ‘carried out in action’ part is the challenge. Stewardship invites us to use our gifts for the glory of God in the service of others. Is there an area in your life that the Holy Spirit is moving you to choose to be a better steward in?
Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship
“Were you there . . . ?”
Holy Mass - Lentent Talk - Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction
|Friday, Feb 23||“Were you there . . . in the Shouting Crowd?”|
“ . . . and they twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on
His head.”- Matthew 27:29.
Rev. Dennis Flores (St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Richmond).
|Friday, Mar 2||“Were you there . . . as a Spectator?”|
“ . . . and they forced him to carry the cross.” —Matthew 27:32
Rev. Lucio Choi (All Saints Parish, Coquitlam)
|Friday, Mar 9||“Were you there . . . as His Family?”|
She will deliver a topic on "In the Footsteps of Jesus Through Mary".
“Near the cross of Jesus stood His Mother . . . ” —John 19:25
Mrs. Carolyn King Blase (A Catholic convert, an inspiring speaker and teacher from
|Friday, Mar 16||“Were you there . . . as a Sympathizer ?”|
A large number of people followed Him, including women who mourned and wailed for Him.” —Luke 23:27
Rev. James Hughes (St. Patrick Parish, Vancouver)
|Friday, Mar 23||“Were you there . . . as The Penitent Thief?”|
"Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” - Luke 23:42
Rev. Rudolph de Souza (Guardian Angel Parish).
FRIDAY SCHEDULE DURING LENT SEASON
|9:00 am||Morning Mass followed by Adoration|
|3:00 pm||Chaplet of Divine Mercy|
|6:30 pm||Stations of the Cross|
|7:00 pm||Evening Mass|
|7:30 pm||Lenten Talk|
I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
HE DESCENDED INTO HELL; ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD
III. The Meaning and Saving Significance of the Resurrection
651 “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.”521 The Resurrection above all constitutes the confirmation of all Christ’s works and teachings. All truths, even those most inaccessible to human reason, find their justification if Christ by his Resurrection has given the definitive proof of his divine authority, which he had promised.
652 Christ’s Resurrection is the fulfillment of the promises both of the Old Testament and of Jesus himself during his earthly life.522 The phrase “in accordance with the Scriptures”523 indicates that Christ’s Resurrection fulfilled these predictions.
653 The truth of Jesus’ divinity is confirmed by his Resurrection.
ASH WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 14
Masses will be at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Placing of ashes on the forehead will be done during the Mass. This is a reminder of human mortality, and as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. It is also a day of fasting and abstinence.
HELP SUPPORT THE PARISH
Subscribe to Living with Christ daily Missal through OLM parish and have your own copy. 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.
LUNAR THANKSGIVING MASS
Chinese Ministry invites all to the year-end Thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller, CSB, followed by lunch on Monday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Vancouver. If interested, please contact Fr. Chu at email@example.com.
VOCATION LIVE-IN AT SEMINARY OF CHRIST THE KING
A Vocation Live-In is an opportunity for young men to spend a weekend at the seminary. It gives them a chance to meet other boys and/or men searching for God’s will. During the weekend there are times for community prayer, daily mass, lectio divina (spiritual reading), rosary, sports, discussion groups, and a tour of the seminary and campus. Our Lady of Mercy Parish is inviting all young men (Gr. 7 and above) to attend and join a weekend LIVE-IN at Seminary of Christ the King in Mission on February 16- 18. Anyone planning to come should fill in the application form available at the church foyer and submit it to: Ralph/Nolisa Guerra (778-898-1220 / 604 – 240-1353) or parish office no later than Feb 14.
OLM PILGRIMAGE TO ROME
Land Tour only USD 1850 per person and sharing room for 2. Including: Accommodation , 3-time meals (B, L, D), tips for : tour guides, drivers, porters, etc. Excluding : Air ticket, Travel Insurance, Visa (only for nonCanadian citizens). Those seriously interested are invited to attend the meeting on Sunday, Feb 18 at 12.30 pm in the OLM children room. Please bring the copy of your passport, deposit USD 300 (non-refundable) for the land tour or at the latest on March 1. The pilgrimage will be conducted only if we have a minimum of 15 people. Any questions, please contact Romano at 604-518-4065 . Land tour is organized by Myrons Travel Associates.
MEN’S DISCERNMENT NIGHT
Do you have questions about discerning God’s call for your life? Vocations in Progress for single men, aged 17 and up, is an opportunity to meet priests, ask questions, and learn about their life and spirituality. The informal event will include prayer, dinner, and discussion at St. Patrick’s, Vancouver, on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 7 – 10 p.m.
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING
Are you aware of what to do for a dying loved one prior their death? Do you know how to help your loved ones as they face a serious illness? Do you want someone else to make serious health care decisions for you? Answers to these important questions will be provided by a Fraser Health Clinical Instructor, Cari Borenko Hoffmann, with a guide book and forms. Saturday, February 24, at 10 am, in OLM School Gym. For Info call Anthony 604 524 8005 or Anna 604 363 8573 . Come early to purchase the guide book MY VOICE ($2).
THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
The “Spiritual Exercises” is an intensive, individually directed retreat (extending over 8 months) offered by the Jesuit Spirituality Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. It is a compilation of classical Catholic spirituality plus the “devotio moderna”. This Retreat focuses on facilitating one’s actual Experience of God – and a practicum of Discernment involving finding the Lord in the deepest areas of one’s soul. By means of praying through one’s own life and the life of Christ, one experiences God’s Presence, Healing, and Call to salvation and vocation, including any major life decisions. Praying the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola For information or registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. (778) 806-4378 . Application deadline: March 9th 2018. Registration fee: $100 (bursaries available).
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. Last 2017 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 $93,061.61 from 613 parishioners in 2017. Our parish received a total of $ 48,625.92 rebate from the Archdiocese. Thank you for your generosity.
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|