Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for Februari 4th, 2018
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

February 4, 2018 * 5th 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 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 ).


Saturday, February 3, 2018
5:00pm † Maria Lilette Ann Vasquez
6:30pm Indonesian Mass
Sunday, February 4, 2018
9:00am Flornalyn Cortado-Thanksgiving
11:00am † Ofelia Concon
7:00pm Filipino Mass
Monday, February 5, 2018
8:00am † Adela Balingbing
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
8:00am † Juana Muralla
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:00am Nestor Chan & family
Thursday, February 8, 2018
8:00am † Stella Haber
Friday, February 9, 2018
9:00am † Lourdes Villanueva
7:00pm † Edilberto Larga
Saturday, February 10, 2018
9:00am † Stella Haber
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.


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.


In today’s first reading Job reminds us that life is short: “Remember that my life is a breath”. From that perspective, our vocation as Disciples of Christ takes on a certain sense of urgency. For St. Paul, and Jesus, proclaiming the Gospel was an urgent priority in their lives. We see that in today’s readings. Our life is short, and today, more than ever, there is an urgent need for each of us to be good stewards of the Gospel. Living as authentic Christian stewards inspires us to be agents of evangelization. Our faith is a gift from God. As stewards of the mysteries of God, we want to share the gifts and graces we have received from God. We desire to share Jesus with those who do not yet know him.
Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship


Article 5
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. He had said: “When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am he.”524 The Resurrection of the crucified one shows that he was truly “I Am,” the Son of God and God himself. So St. Paul could declare to the Jews: “What God promised to the fathers, this he has fulfilled to us their children by raising Jesus; as also it is written in the second psalm, ‘You are my Son, today I have begotten you.’”525 Christ’s Resurrection is closely linked to the Incarnation of God’s Son and is its fulfillment in accordance with God’s eternal plan.
654 The Paschal mystery has two aspects: by his death, Christ liberates us from sin; by his Resurrection, he opens for us the way to a new life. This new life is above all justification that reinstates us in God’s grace, “so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”526 Justification consists in both victory over the death caused by sin and a new participation in grace.527 It brings about filial adoption so that men become Christ’s brethren, as Jesus himself called his disciples after his Resurrection: “Go and tell my brethren.”528 We are brethren not by nature, but by the gift of grace, because that adoptive filiation gains us a real share in the life of the only Son, which was fully revealed in his Resurrection.

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 protected]


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) on Saturday, February 10 from 10:00am -2:30pm. 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 604- 441-4953 or [email protected] on or before Thursday, February 8th.


We cordially invite everyone to watch “SHOWKIDS: ShareGive-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 .


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 who are seriously interested, we invite you 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 no later than 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 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time February 4, 2018


ONE CONFERENCE – Mercy & Beyond:
Sharing our Joy The annual ONE Conference brings together 1,000 parish and ministry leaders from across Catholic Vancouver to connect, learn, and inspire each other. Mercy and Beyond: Sharing our Joy is the theme of the 2018 ONE Conference. Fr. James Mallon (Divine Renovation) and Dr. Josephine Lombardi are our keynote speakers, and we will hear practical tips from breakout session speakers Jake Khym, Dr. Deborah MacNamara, Abbott John Braganza, OSB, and Brett Powell about sharing our joy within our parish, our families, and our friends in the greater Church community. Join us Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9-5:30 p.m. at Chandos Pattison Auditoium at Pacific Academy in Surrey. Register today at onecatholic.ca. 2018.


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 .


Development & Peace – Caritas Canada invites you to a free workshop (everyone welcome), Together for Peace, on Saturday, February 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Patrick’s church in Vancouver. For more information or to register, contact [email protected] or 604-612-9677


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.


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
Choir  - 5:00pm
Cherry Ocampo
Choir  - 9:00am
Maria Mabel Roca
Choir  - 11:00am
Charles Desouza
Co-Worker of MCMelanie

Deacon Ken
Counters - Group IEleanora McGhee
Counters - Group IIElvira Acosta
Couples for ChristGerry 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 CommunityIwan Kuntjoro
Knights of ColumbusRaphael
LectorsMaria Siglos
Legion of Mary (English)Terri Oro
Legion of Mary (English Jr.)Edna
Legion of Mary (Spanish Group)Norma
Liturgical CommitteeDeacon 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 AdvanceEva
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 EnvironmentJane 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