Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for April 1st, 2018
The Resurrection of the Lord


Dear Parishioners,

Happy Easter
Maligayang pasko ng pagkabuhay
Buona Pasqua
Chúc Mừng Phục Sinh
Joyeuses Pâques
Vrolijk Pasen
행복한 부활절이 되시길
Boa Páscoa
Frohe Ostern
Wesołych Świąt Wielkanocnych!
Selamat Paskah!

Through the resurrection of our Lord Jesus, the Lord brings a new life for us and just like a spring, all plants start growing which bring new life again, may we bring new life in our family and our parish. We who were often got angry, now no more; we who were not participate in our parish’s functions, now taking a part in any functions. This is the new life and this the meaning of a resurrected people.
On this opportunity, I would like to congratulate all our brothers and sisters who received the sacraments on the Easter Vigil and let us help them to grow in their faith and welcome them into our parish family. I also thank each of you who have prepared so well the Easter Triduum, may the Lord Jesus bless each of you with His abundant blessings.
Sincerely in Christ,

Fr. Nicolas

April 1st, 2018 * The Resurrection 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)
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 ).


Saturday, March 31, 2018
9:00pm Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 1, 2018
9:00am † Ofelia Concon
11:00am Joseph Westgeest
3:00pm Indonesian Easter Mass

Monday, April 2, 2018
9:00am † Woon Guan Khong

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
8:00am † Leonardo III & Marjorie Prades

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
8:00am † Marjorie & Leonardo III Prades

Thursday, April 5, 2018
8:00am † Leonardo III & Marjorie Prades

Friday, April 6, 2018
9:00am † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00pm † Antonio & Maria Concucao

Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00am † Lucia Cuto

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.



“Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.” – Col 3:2

On this day we thank God for his Son, Jesus, who died and rose for us. We celebrate and sing “Alleluia.” Let’s try to keep the joy of this Easter season in our hearts throughout the year! Pray daily and listen for how he is calling each of us to joyfully use our gifts to fulfill His salvation plan.
Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship


† Mr. Norberto Martin
(Husband of Mrs. Leonarda Martin)
Died on: March 20th 2018

Funeral Mass: Tuesday, April 3rd at 11:00 am


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/


Set aside your sacred space at our Annual Spring Open House. Plan to attend, tour the cemetery via golf cart, select your space, and meet with an Advisor to make a contract. Some light refreshments will be served. Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. Visit rccav.org for more info.


Archdiocesan Seasonal Institutes provide participants with an opportunity to study and learn about the rich traditions of the Catholic faith and are especially suited for lay people and those serving in Catholic parishes. The courses are open to everyone. Saturday, April 14, at Notre Dame Regional Secondary School, Vancouver. Cost: $40. To register or for more info. visit rcav.org/ocspring


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]


Teaching Positions Various teaching positions available on the CISVA employmentpage . Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese is seeking individuals interested in working in the CISVA as Educational Assistants and as Teachers. Please visit our website at www.cisva.bc.ca for further information on how to apply and to view available teaching positions.


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


Join us for a special Mass celebrated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, honouring couples celebrating their milestone anniversaries: 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th & 60th+ years of marriage. Mass will be on Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Parish, Surrey. Reception to follow in the parish gym with exhibitors present in Jubilee Hall. Register your milestone anniversary here: http://rcav.org/marriage-anniversary/ All are welcome to witness and celebrate the milestone anniversaries of others this Mother’s Day!


We would like to invite parishioners to come and enrich your spiritual life, find fellowship, and listen to inspiring speakers during the Marian Conference 2018 in Vancouver. Saturday, May 26 from 8 am to 5:30 pm at Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond. COST: $10 for students and $25 for adults. All day Eucharistic Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Closing Vigil Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller, music by Stella Maris, Exhibitors tables and displays, on site parking, close by public transportation.


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