Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for March 25th, 2018
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

March 25th, 2018 * Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord *

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, March 24, 2018
5:00pm † Vicente Parada

Sunday, March 25, 2018
9:00am † Rosa Moreira
11:00am † Antonio & Gloria Couto

Monday, March 26, 2018
8:00am † Lucia Siglos

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
8:00am Miguel & Maria Vales47th Wedding Anniversary

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
8:00am † Maria Lilette Ann Vasquez

Thursday of the Lord’s Supper, March 29, 2018
No Morning Mass. See Holy Week Schedule

Friday of the Passion of the Lord, March 30, 2018
No Morning Mass. See Holy Week Schedule Holy

Saturday, March 31, 2018
No Morning Mass. See Holy Week Schedule

If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.


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
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.



He humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death – even death on a cross. Therefore God highly exalted him… Jesus humbled himself and became the suffering servant for us all. We too, as stewards of the mysteries of God entrusted to us, may suffer from time to time. We may occasionally suffer rejection for sharing what we profess to believe. Jesus emptied himself in serving God’s purpose and ultimately his suffering was rewarded. So, we pray this Holy Week that we too may empty ourselves of pride or fear. We call upon the Holy Spirit to give us the humility, wisdom and courage to share the Gospel with whoever needs to hear it. St. Paul reminds us today that as disciples and good stewards, “Every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is lord, to the glory of God the Father”. When we have the courage to share our faith, one of the rewards we will receive is the joy of witnessing someone give their life to the Lord.
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

Lent Penitential Service


TUESDAY, MARCH 13Saint Peter’s Parish, New Westminster
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Coquitlam
THURSDAY, MARCH 15Saint Joseph Parish, Port Moody
Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Port Coquitlam
MONDAY, MARCH 19Saints Cyril & Methodius Parish, New Westminster
Saint Luke’s Parish, Maple Ridge
Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Burnaby
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21All Saints Parish, Coquitlam
Holy Spirit Parish, New Westminster
Saint Patrick’s Parish, Maple Ridge
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

Schedule for Holy Week March 24th to April 1st, 2018


Saturday, April 13th5:00 PM : Palm Sunday Mass
Sunday, April 14th9:00 AM : Palm Sunday Mass
11:00 AM : Palm Sunday Mass
Thursday, April 18th(No Morning Mass)
Holy Thursday
7.00 PM : Mass of the Lord’s Supper,
Washing of the feet

8:00 PM -12:00 AM : Adoration
April 19th
(Fast & Abstinence)
(No Morning Mass)
1:00 pm : Station of the Cross
3:00 PM : Good Friday Mass
     (Passion of Our Lord)
     + Followed by : Divine Mercy Novena

Saturday, April 20th(No Morning Mass)

Holy Saturday Mass:

8:00 PM : Divine Mercy Novena
9.00 PM : Easter Vigil
(Attending this service would fulfill your
Sunday obligation)
Sunday, April 21stEaster Sunday

9:00 AM : Easter Mass I
      + Followed by : Divine Mercy Novena

11:00 AM : Easter Mass II

3:00 PM : (Indonesian)
For schedules of other parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver please see :


† Mr. Leon Landry (Father of Janet Kilby)
Died on March 20th 2018
Funeral Mass: Monday, March 26th at 11:00 am


The Chinese Ministry invites all to pray for the dead on the day of the Tomb Festival (Ching Ming) in the chapel of the Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey. Thursday, April 5, from 12-1 p.m.


One of the most solemn and significant liturgies of our Church is the Chrism Mass. Join Archbishop Miller and all our priests on Wednesday, March 28, at 5 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral for the blessing of the oil of catechumens, the oil of the sick, and the oil of chrism.


Communion and Liberation is hosting the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross) at Queen Elizabeth Park. We will proceed through the trails of the park with prayers, meditations and songs. Departure at 10 a.m. at the fountain next to the Bloedel Conservatory. Friday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


A service of mourning & lamentation for our crucified Lord called “Jerusalem Matins” – known as the most lyrically beautiful service of the entire Byzantine Church Year. In joining the Holy Virgin Mother of God and the Myrrh-bearing Women in preparing Christ for Burial and Entombment, and prayerful anticipation of the all holy Resurrection, join us on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. at Eastern Catholic Church, Richmond. For more info. please contact Fr. Richard Soo at 604-447-1731 .


Join us for a peaceful, prayerful vigil for unborn children and their parents on Saturday, April 7. Mass is at 8:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s, Vancouver followed by the Rosary at Burnaby Hospital. For upcoming dates visit http://rcav.org/pro-life-mass-and-prayer-vigil/


We need a nurse to come for the Grade 7 retreat from April 14 at 8 am to April 15 at 12 noon. If you are a nurse and available to help, please contact Melanie at [email protected]gmail.com


The National Catholic Mission 2018, The Mass: The Mystery at the Centre of Salvation with Father Michael Coutts S.J. will be broadcast during Holy Week on the VisionTV and Salt + Light Networks across Canada. It will be rebroadcast: Part 1 on Good Friday and Part 2 Holy Saturday at the times of the regular Daily TV Mass and will also be available at www.dailytvmass.com. For more information please call the NCBC toll-free at 1- 888-383-6277 or by e-mail at [email protected]


The Pontifical Collection for the Benefit of the Holy Places is on Good Friday, March 30, at all parishes! Today, as we know, living the Christian faith in the Middle East is not at all easy. Christians are often subjected to forms of oppression and discrimination. Once again, from every part of the Church, expressions of solidarity come together effectively in the Good Friday Collection. Our parishes are called once a year on Good Friday to support Christians in the Holy Land. Please give generously as many Christians in the Holy Land depend on thecollection for their lives. “Let us work for the good of all” (Galatians 6:10). http://www.commissariat.ca/


Improving a marriage takes time and a conscious effort to learn about your spouse. Growing closer in a marriage does not happen automatically. Retrouvaille is a marriage program dedicated to helping couples grow closer and develop a stronger bond. Sometimes the distance between a husband and a wife can seem so wide that it cannot be repaired. For more information about our upcoming Retrouvaille Weekend program (13 – 15 April 2018) at Barnabas Landing on Keats Island, contact our registration team Marc & Candice at 604-530-6710 or visit our websites: www.retrouvaillevancouver.com


Please join in the nine-day novena starting Good Friday, March 30, 2018 ending with celebrations on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 8, 2018. The nineday novena can be said privately or in a group, preferably at 3 pm. On Divine Mercy Sunday, we will be celebrating at 3 pm with prayer followed by refreshments. All are welcome.
Mar 30th: Good Friday, after the 3 pm
Mar 31st: Holy Saturday – 8:00 pm
Apr 1st: Easter Sunday -after 9 am and 11 am Masses
Apr 2nd: Easter Monday – after 9 am Mass
Apr 3rd: After 8:00 am Mass
Apr 4th: After 8:00 am Mass
Apr 5th: After 8:00 am Mass
Apr 6th: After 9 am Mass
Apr 7th: After 9 am Mass
Apr 8th: Divine Mercy Sunday Feast


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:




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