Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for Februari 25th, 2018
2nd Sunday of Lent

February 25th, 2018 * 2nd Sunday of Lent *

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]
One-on-one Catechism (VANSPEC Program)
For volunteer as catechist or catechist assistant or to register your children, please contact:
* Sr. Glenys Symons or Mary Keegan
(604) 434-7775 or email: [email protected]
* Vanspec Coordinator: Lucy Rodjito,
email: [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, February 24, 2018
5:00pm † Guillermo M. Duran
Sunday, February 25, 2018
9:00am Reynaldo & Therese Pacheco
11:00am Jeanne Kanguemba-Thanksgiving
Monday, February 26, 2018
8:00am † Isabel Gonsales
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
8:00am † Siobhan Lincoln
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
8:00am Elaine Tan-Birthday
Thursday, March 1, 2018
8:00am † Norman Joseph Almeida
Friday, March 2, 2018
9:00am † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00pm Alan Hall-Thanksgiving
Saturday, March 3, 2018
9:00am † Stella Haber
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, 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.


At the top of the mountain Peter, James, and John could see the glory of God present in the person of Christ. “It is good for us to be here”, says Peter. We do not have to climb to the top of a mountain to experience God’s glory. We can witness God’s glory every day in simple acts of generosity and kindness. When we use and share our gifts for God’s glory our lives, and the lives of others, are transfigured. Each of us has a role to play in advancing God’s Kingdom. It is good for us to be here, and to share the gifts God gives us here and now. Not only for the sake of our eternal reward in heaven, but to do good here and now for the sake of making this a better world!
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
Illinois, USA).
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).

TimeFriday Schedule
9:00 amMorning Mass followed by Adoration
3:00 pmChaplet of Divine Mercy
6:00 pmBenediction
6:30 pmStations of the Cross
7:00 pmEvening Mass
7:30 pmLenten Talk



† Peter Wong
Died on February 12th 2018
Funeral Mass: February 28th 11:00 am


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.


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 [email protected] or tel. (778) 806-4378 . Application deadline: March 9th , 2018 . Registration fee: $100 (bursaries available).


On August 25, 2018, Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB will celebrate a mass wedding for civilly married couples. It will be a beautiful community celebration that will cost very little to the individual couples. You can be part of it. Delay no longer; get married in the Church. It is easy! Attend the Information and Processing Session on March 14 at 6:00 pm, at Our Lady of Mercy church basement. For more details call the parish office or email: [email protected]


CWL is hosting Soup Sunday on March 18 after 9 am and 11 am masses – a fundraiser for Development & Peace . Cost: $5.00 for a bowl of homemade soup and a bun. Contact Elaine @ to reserve a ticket.


October 24 to November 1. 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 non-Canadian citizens). Registration with down payment is still open. Any questions, please contact Romano at 604-518-4065 . Land tour is organized by Myrons Travel Associates.


Tax receipt for the year 2017 have been printed and ready for pick up during office hours or after weekend Masses volunteers will help to find it for you in the church foyer. If you have any concern, please contact the parish office.


Please join us and invite your friends and family to attend the WDP next Friday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s (330 Royal Ave). This annual ecumenical event is observed around the world. This year’s theme, “All God’s Creation is Very Good” is written by the women of Suriname who share their cultural diversity and history, and remind us that we are all called to be caretakers of God’s creation. Refreshments will follow.


interior-freedom-our-desire-our-need a Lenten Day of Reflection on Interior Freedom–Our Desire, Our Need, Saturday, March 3, Pastoral Centre, registration ($20) at http:// rcav.org/courage/ Shall begin at 10:30 am and end at 4:30 pm with an anticipated Sunday Mass celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. Open to all Catholics and sponsored by the Courage and EnCourage ministries of the Archdiocese of Vancouver.


Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila, will celebrate Mass on Monday, March 19, at Holy Rosary Cathedral at 12:30 p.m. (in place of the usual 12:10 Mass.) That evening, he will give a public address at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver. Highlighting one of our Archdiocesan Priorities and Goals: Strengthening Marriages and Families, Cardinal Tagle will address the challenges of living the faith within family life. Family time, among today’s many distractions, continues to be an almost lost reality for many. Join us for his talk on Keeping Families in Faith: The Domestic Church in a Global Village. The evening begins with an opening performance at 6 p.m. followed by an opening address by Archbishop Miller and a talk by Cardinal Tagle. Tickets are now on sale! Visit http://rcav.org/cardinal-tagle/

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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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