April 8, 2018 * 2nd 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
Our Lady of Mercy School
School Office: (604) 526-7121
Principal: Neva Grout
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@example.com
* Vanspec Coordinator: Lucy Rodjito,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 7, 2018
5:00pm † Yehan Fernando
6:30pm Indonesian Mass
Sunday, April 8, 2018
9:00am Giovanni Zamferoni
11:00am † Antonio & Jamie Couto
3:00pm Divine Mercy Feast
7:00pm Filipino Mass
Monday, April 9, 2018
8:00am † Julita Gapuz
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
8:00am † Dorothy Fernandes
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
8:00am † Corazon T. de la Cruz
Thursday, April 12 2018
8:00am † Quero Fernandes Friday, April 13, 2018
9:00am † Luzvilla Moncada
7:00pm † Alfred de Souza
Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00am † Jaime Edgardo
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.
“The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own…” – ACTS 4:32
All that we are and all that we have is a gift from God! Think of your family, your friends, your talents, your abilities and your money – these are all gifts from God! We aren’t really owners of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has blessed us with.
Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship
CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD
Article 5 : HE DESCENDED INTO HELL; ON THE THIRD DAY HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD
III. The Meaning and Saving Significance of the Resurrection
655 Finally, Christ’s Resurrection-“and the risen Christ himself-” is the principle and source of our future resurrection: “Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. . . . For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”529 The risen Christ lives in the hearts of his faithful while they await that fulfillment. In Christ, Christians “have tasted . . . the powers of the age to come”530 and their lives are swept up by Christ into the heart of divine life, so that they may “live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”531
656 Faith in the Resurrection has as its object an event which is historically attested to by the disciples, who really encountered the Risen One. At the same time, this event is mysteriously transcendent insofar as it is the entry of Christ’s humanity into the glory of God.
657 The empty tomb and the linen cloths lying there signify in themselves that by God’s power Christ’s body had escaped the bonds of death and corruption. They prepared the disciples to encounter the Risen Lord.
658 Christ, “the first-born from the dead” (Col1:18), is the principle of our own resurrection, even now by the justification of our souls (cf.Rom 6:4), and one day by the new life he will impart to our bodies (cf.Rom 8:11).
REQUIESCAT IN PACE
† Mrs. Susan Munz
(Husband of Mrs. Leonarda Martin)
Died on: March 31st 2018
Funeral Mass: Monday, April 9th 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
GARDENS OF GETHSEMANI OPEN HOUSE
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/oc -spring
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 (April 13 – 15, 2018) at Barnabas Landing on Keats Island, contact our registration team Marc & Candice at 604-530-6710 or visit our websites: www.retrouvaillevancouver.com
THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
Discover human nature as the “Gift of Self” in our relationship with God and one another through Theology of the Body. Using the teachings of Christ on marriage, St. John Paul II reveals our true human nature in the image and likeness of God as a “communion of persons in the sincere gift of self,” giving us the authentic meaning of our humanity now and in eternal life. Register at rcav.org/tob. This event on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm at John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Vancouver. Cost $80, Contact information : Patricia Goldsmith 604-683-0281 .
CELEBRATE YOUR MILE STONE 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/ All are welcome to witness and celebrate the milestone anniversaries of others this Mother’s Day!
MARIAN CONFERENCE 2018
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 8am to 5:30pm 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.
OLM PILGRIMAGE TO ROME
Land Tour only USD$1850 per person and sharing room for 2, organized by Myrons Travel Associates. Including: Accommodation , 3-time meals (B, L, D), tips for : tour guides, drivers, porters, etc. Excluding : Air ticket, Travel Insurance, Visa (only for non-Canadian citizens). Please bring the copy of your passport, deposit USD 300 (non-refundable). The pilgrimage will be conducted only if we have a minimum of 15 people. Any questions, please contact Romano at 604-518-4065 .
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@example.com
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:
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|