Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for March 11th, 2018
4th Sunday of Lent

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March 11th, 2018 * 4th Sunday of Lent *

 
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]
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 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 ).
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WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS

Saturday, March 10, 2018
5:00pm † Yehan Fernando
6:30pm Healing Prayer
Sunday, March 11, 2018
9:00am † Yolanda Dal Mina
11:00am Madel-Special Intention
Monday, March 12, 2018
8:00am † Leonora Faderes
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
8:00am Cardemo de Silva family
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
8:00am † Tan Bong Soo-8 th Death Anniversary
Thursday, March 8, 2018
8:00am † Charito Ramos
Friday, March 9, 2018
9:00am † Stella Haber
7:00pm Reinaldo & Therese-Thanksgiving
Saturday, March 10, 2018
9:00am † Simeon Sr. & Agapita Gonzaga
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, 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, Georgette Leduc.
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

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son…” – John 3:16
Of all the wonderful gifts that God has given to us, the gift of His own Son is truly the greatest. How can we ever thank God for a gift like that? God does not ask us to sacrifice our own precious firstborn, but He does ask that we are grateful and generous with our God-given gifts. That we nurture and develop them and return with increase.
Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship
LENTEN MEDITATIONS

“Were you there . . . ?”

Holy Mass - Lentent Talk - Eucharistic Exposition & Benediction

DateTopics
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).

FRIDAY SCHEDULE DURING LENT SEASON
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

Lent Penitential Service
Our Lady of Mercy Parish
Tuesday, March 20th
at 07:00 in the evening

 

CONFESSION SERVICES AT NEW WESTMINSTER DEANERY — 7:00 PM UNTIL 8:00 PM
TUESDAY, MARCH 13Saint Peter’s Parish, New Westminster
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Coquitlam
THURSDAY, MARCH 15Saint Joseph Parish, Port Moody
SUNDAY, MARCH 18
Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam
MONDAY, MARCH 19Saints Cyril & Methodius Parish, New Westminster
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Saint Luke’s Parish, Maple Ridge
Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21All Saints Parish, Coquitlam
Holy Spirit Parish, New Westminster
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Saint Patrick’s Parish, Maple Ridge
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
Saint Michael’s Parish, Burnaby
MONDAY, MARCH 26Saint Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Coquitlam
TUESDAY, MARCH 27Saint Francis de Sales Parish, Burnaby
Saint Clare of Assisi Parish, Coquitlam

 

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
† Miguel Concon
Died on March 3rd 2018
Prayer Vigil: Thu, March 15th 6:00 pm
Funeral Mass: Fri, March 16th 11:00 am

 
 

PREP SPRING BREAK
There will be no PREP class on March 14th and 21st for the spring break. Classes will resume on March 28th .

 
 

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. Valid until March 15 only.

 
 

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE SHARE LENT COLLECTION, MARCH 18
During our Lenten journey, when we are called upon to fast, pray and give alms, D&P – Caritas Canada encourages all parishes to join us in Pope Francis’ call for peace on earth through dialogue. The Theme “Together for Peace” reminds us of the vital role we all play in supporting, both in solidarity with our voices and in action with our donations, our local partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East who are working tirelessly through dialogue to bridge gaps to create lasting peace in their different warring communities. We at D&P -Caritas Canada work in all these areas to be instruments of peace. Please be generous in this week’s special collection.

 
 

CIVILLY MARRIED AND WANT TO MARRY IN THE CHURCH?
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]

 
 

CARDINAL TAGLE IN VANCOUVER: MARCH 19
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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/

 
 

YOUTH OUTINGS FOR SPRING BREAK
Youth Grade 6 and above who like outings during spring break please contact Melanie at [email protected]

 
 

CWL SOUP SUNDAY
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 at 604-790-1992 to reserve a ticket.

 
 

HOSPITAL VISIT TRAINING
Robert (Bob) Breen of the Catholic Health Association is offering training to the lay faithful who currently make regular hospital visits. Bob is an experienced healthcare executive in both the public and private sectors and was the former CEO of the Louis Brier Home and Hospital. Anyone interested in this training may contact the parish office. No date has been set as of yet, but with the list of potential attendees, the archdiocese will be able to coordinate a session in the near future.

 
 

SPRING GARDENERS’ PARTY
Come and learn more about Plant a Row-Grow a Row, learn from inspiring and knowledgeable speakers, enjoy coffee or tea and goodies, get some useful handouts and giveaways. Wednesday, March 28 from 6 to 9 pm at Saint Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Ave, Burnaby. Admission is free, but we’d appreciate it if you’d bring along a cash donation and a nonperishable food.

 

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
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