April 22, 2018 * 4th 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 -.
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 ).
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS
Saturday, April 21, 2018
5:00pm † Carmelita Rivera-1 st Death Anniversary
6:30 pm Indonesian Mass
Sunday, April 22, 2018
9:00am † Yolanda Dal Mina
11:00am † Norma Quetulio
Monday, April 23, 2018
8:00am † Jesse S. Corrales-9 th Death Anniversary
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
8:00am † Jose Macapinlac-19th Death Anniversary
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
8:00am Lawrence Ross – Thanksgiving
Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:00am † Mgr. Joseph Fornari
Friday, April 27, 2018
9:00am † Asuncion Obleada
7:00pm † Surtikanti Li
Saturday, April 28, 2018
9:00am † Joshua Siglos
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.
You are a leader! In one way or another your vocation calls you to lead. Life leadership roles like parenting is one example. Another is leading a spouse or friend in the right direction. You may not be in a leadership ‘position’ in your job, yet opportunities to lead at work come up every day. Any time you try to influence another person in a positive way you are acting as a leader. Our common vocation as disciples of Jesus is our most important leadership role. As disciples, we are all called to lead others to Christ. Jesus is the Good Shepherd and his way of leading is a model for leadership that we should imitate.
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
662 “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.”542 The lifting up of Jesus on the cross signifies and announces his lifting up by his Ascension into heaven, and indeed begins it. Jesus Christ, the one priest of the new and eternal Covenant, “entered, not into a sanctuary made by human hands . . . but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.”543 There Christ permanently exercises his priesthood, for he “always lives to make intercession” for “those who draw near to God through him.”544 As “high priest of the good things to come” he is the center and the principal actor of the liturgy that honors the Father in heaven.545
663 Henceforth Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father: “By ‘the Father’s right hand’ we understand the glory and honor of divinity, where he who exists as Son of God before all ages, indeed as God, of one being with the Father, is seated bodily after he became incarnate and his flesh was glorified.”546
664 Being seated at the Father’s right hand signifies the inauguration of the Messiah’s kingdom, the fulfillment of the prophet Daniel’s vision concerning the Son of man: “To him was given dominion and glory and kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.”547 After this event the apostles became witnesses of the “kingdom [that] will have no end.”548
665 Christ’s ascension marks the definitive entrance of Jesus’ humanity into God’s heavenly domain, whence he will come again (cf. Acts 1:11); this humanity in the meantime hides him from the eyes of men (cf. Col 3:3).
666 Jesus Christ, the head of the Church, precedes us into the Father’s glorious kingdom so that we, the members of his Body, may live in the hope of one day being with him for ever.
667 Jesus Christ, having entered the sanctuary of heaven once and for all, intercedes constantly for us as the mediator who assures us of the permanent outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
REQUIESCAT IN PACE
† Mr. Isidoro Bordignon
Died on: April 14th 2018
Funeral Mass: Tuesday, April 24th at 11:00 am
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.
MARCH FOR LIFE – BUS TRANSPORT TO VICTORIA ON THURSDAY, MAY 10TH 2018
7:30 AM pick-up at Our Lady of Mercy parking lot
9:00 AM Mass at Sacred Heart Parish, Ladner with Fr. Edgar
11:00 AM Ferry;
1:45 PM March;
7:00 PM Ferry Return
9:30 PM Arrive Back OLM.
Cost $20.00 cash for return trip, pay once only when boarding bus for first time. Ferry $30.00 return, pay at ferry. Seniors 65 years and older – Free! Bring own lunch or $$ for BC Ferries/Food Court, Umbrella in case of rain, a Church Banner if you have one. Looking forward to a good day in pleasant company. Contact: Anthony Craig @ 604-524- 8005 [email protected] to book a seat, otherwise; first come first served.
CHRISTIAN LIFE PROGRAM
“The Couples for Christ-Handmaids of the Lord” would like to invite single mature women, widows, separated or divorced, single parents, wives of overseas workers and those whose husbands are unavailable to join the community to an integrated course of Christian Life Program which will start on May 6 at 1:00 pm at OLM Parish Basement. This is a free integrated courses which runs for 11 Sundays. It will help you renew your understanding on God’s call to you. For more information, please contact Irene San Gabriel at 778-384-8819
CELEBRATE YOUR MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY WITH US!
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/ Registration open until April 24. All are welcome to witness and celebrate the milestone anniversaries of others this Mother’s Day!
NURTURING YOUNG CHILDREN IN THE DIGITAL AGE
PacificInstitute of Family Education presents the Bright & Cheerful Home Series with guest speakers Scholastica Au & Dawn Cooper. Sat, May 5 at Douglas Park Community Centre, 801 W. 22nd Ave, Vancouver. 3:30 pm Registration, 4 pm Talk, 5 pm Potluck Dinner, 6 pm Wrap-Up. Complimentary babysitting. For more information contact [email protected]
There are job openings available, please contact Ralph or Nolisa 604-761-9856 for more information.
Bearing fruit is an essential demand of life in Christ and life in the Church. The person who does not bear fruit does not remain in communion.
– Pope John Paul II, Christifideles Laici, 32 –
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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
|Children Liturgy||Myla Reddy|
|Choir - 5:00pm||Cherry Ocampo
|Choir - 9:00am||Maria Mabel Roca
|Choir - 11:00am||Ed Olaguer
|Co-Worker of MC||Melanie
|Counters - Group I||Eleanora McGhee|
|Counters - Group II||Elvira Acosta|
|Couples for Christ||Ramuel
|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|
|Knights of Columbus||Paul
|Legion of Mary (English)||Terri Oro|
|Legion of Mary (English Jr.)||Edna|
|Legion of Mary (Spanish Group)||Norma|
|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|
|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||Jane Wangersky
email : [email protected] bc.ca