April 15, 2018 * 3rd Sunday of Easter *
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
RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults)
Blessings and Congratulations to all our 13 RCIA neophytes who received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and/or First Holy Communion during the Easter Vigil March 31, 2018: Irene Yao, Cathy Yuan, June Chen, Winfield Zhao, Ikke Rosadi, Jane Situ, Natasha Tao, Amy Dai, Sandy Peng, William Wang, David Hu, Martin Rapp and Vince Esperanzate. Please continue to pray for the neophytes that they will remain faithful in Our Lord as their Savior and grow in His Love and Service in our community. Please welcome and introduce yourself when you see them.
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 ).
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS
Saturday, April 14, 2018
5:00pm † Marilyn Suba
Sunday, April 15, 2018
9:00am † Manolo Bugayong
11:00am † Shanta – Death Anniversary
Monday, April 16, 2018
8:00am Therese Pacheco – Thanksgiving
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8:00am † Peter Rebello
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:00am Michael Greene – Birthday
Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:00am † Marjorie & Leonardo Jr. Prades
Friday, April 20, 2018
9:00am Erlinda Pauco – Birthday
7:00pm † Ong Tjhing Ho
Saturday, April 21, 2018
9:00am Errol Tak – Special Intention
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.
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.
“Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ But they were startled and frightened…” – LUKE 24:36-37
Throughout the day we have many opportunities to “see the face of Jesus” in others and to “be the face of Jesus” to others. Do we take that opportunity to provide “peace” to those we encounter or are we afraid of what others will think of us and do nothing? Pray for the strength to live a “God-centered” life and not a “self-centered” life.
Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship
CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
Article 6 : HE ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN, AND IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY
III. The Meaning and Saving Significance of the Resurrection
659 “So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.”532 Christ’s body was glorified at the moment of his Resurrection, as proved by the new and supernatural properties it subsequently and permanently enjoys.533 But during the forty days when he eats and drinks familiarly with his disciples and teaches them about the kingdom, his glory remains veiled under the appearance of ordinary humanity.534 Jesus’ final apparition ends with the irreversible entry of his humanity into divine glory, symbolized by the cloud and by heaven, where he is seated from that time forward at God’s right hand.535 Only in a wholly exceptional and unique way would Jesus show himself to Paul “as to one untimely born,” in a last apparition that established him as an apostle.536
660 The veiled character of the glory of the Risen One during this time is intimated in his mysterious words to Mary Magdalene: “I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.” 537 This indicates a difference in manifestation between the glory of the risen Christ and that of the Christ exalted to the Father’s right hand, a transition marked by the historical and transcendent event of the Ascension.
661 This final stage stays closely linked to the first, that is, to his descent from heaven in the Incarnation. Only the one who “came from the Father” can return to the Father: Christ Jesus. 538 “No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man.” 539 Left to its own natural powers humanity does not have access to the “Father’s house,” to God’s life and happiness. 540 Only Christ can open to man such access that we, his members, might have confidence that we too shall go where he, our Head and our Source, has preceded us. 541
THANK YOU !
The Deaf Catholic Ministry members & Pastoral Team
Wish to thank Fr. Nicolas and the parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy Parish for their generosity and support of our Bake Sale
The Deaf Catholic Spring
Sunday, April 8th After the 9 am & 11am Mass. All proceeds go to supporting our costs as hosts of the International Catholic Deaf Association Conference, 2020
ST. PEREGRINE FEAST – HEALING MASS
Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Mattew 11:28)
Come to celebrate the feast day of Saint Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients on Friday, May 4 at 7:00 pm at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. Let Jesus heal you with the Power of His Love! There will be prayers for healing by prayer teams immediately after Mass.
ESTATE & MEMORIAL PLANNING WORKSHOP
These presentations by the Archdiocese of Vancouver Catholic Cemeteries deal with matters you may not have thought about before but will help you gather your thoughts before you write your first Will or prepare to update your Will. On Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Parish, 20676 Fraser Hwy, Langley. For more info: 604-531-2141 (Terry Whiteley) or [email protected] You can also register online at www.rccav.org/events.
BUILDING RESILIENT CHILDREN IN AN AGE OF ANXIETY
Presented by St. Anthony’s Parish Education Series, with PJ Lewis as speaker, Registered Clinical Counsellor and co-founder of Lifted Counselling and Consulting. He is also a family counsellor who works with children and youth for the Government of BC. It’s on April 18, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at St. Anthony of Padua, 1345 W 73rd Ave, Vancouver, in the church basement, followed by refreshments and discussion until 8:30pm.
INSPIRING DOMINICAN SAINTS: ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA
Mysteria Lucis Lay Dominicans invite you to join a lively discussions of Dominican Saints. On April 21, 2018 at 9:15 am – 12:15 pm at Rectory Basement at St. Mary’s Parish. St. Catherine of Siena (1347 – 1380) , a lay Dominican mystic and doctor of the church. Begin with Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours at 9:15, followed by information and discussion about the Saint, then optional potluck lunch. Please bring your own breviary if you have one. For more info: Cathy at 604-874-8037 or visit : http://dominicanlaity.ca/DominicanLaity/Events.html
MEN’S DISCERNMENT NIGHT
Do you have questions about discerning God’s call for your life? Vocations in Progress for men is an opportunity to meet priests, ask questions, and learn about their life and spirituality. The informal event will include prayer, dinner, and discussion. On April 25, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Parish, 2881 Main St., Vancouver. It’s a free event, for more info, please contact Rev. Rodney Nootebos 604-443-3254 .
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS
Good Shepherd Sunday, on April 22. Pray with us for an increase in Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life.
The Church will be marking the 55th annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations – a time when the whole Church is united in praying that more men will answer God’s call to be the visible face of the Good Shepherd in our world. On April 22, all are invited to pray the rosary, especially as a family, with the intention of an increase in vocations to the priesthood and the consecrated life. The Church invites us to contemplate the image of Jesus as the Good Shepherd. We invite you to reflect and pray the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary with a vocations theme for one week, starting April 22 to April 28. Visit rcav.org/pray-for-vocations to view this special meditations on the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary with a vocations theme.
There are job openings available, please contact Ralph 604-240-1353 or Nolisa 604-761-9856 for more information.
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|