Our Lady Of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin For May 27th, 2018
Most Holy Trinity Sunday

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May 27, 2018 * Most Holy Trinity Sunday *

 
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
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

IMPORTANT DATES

Please mark your calendar for these parish events
DATE, TIME (PLACE)PARISH EVENTS
Sep 11-Nov 27
7-9:15 pm (11 Tues)
Theology of the Body at Church Basement
Sep 12
(Wed) 6:30 pm
PREP classes start at OLM School
Sep 13
(Thu) 7 pm
RCIA class begins at Church Basement
Sep 15 & 22
(Sat) 5 pm
Our Lady of Mercy Novena
Mass
Sep 16 & 23
(Sun) 11 am
Our Lady of Mercy Novena
Mass
Sep 17-21
(Mon-Fri) 7 pm
Our Lady of Mercy Novena
Mass
Sep 24
(Mon) 7 pm
Our Lady of Mercy Feast Day
Mass

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
Do you have questions about the Catholic faith? For inquiries:
call/text Susan Silveira at 778-772-9714

 

PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Classes for Children in Public School
Registration for new PREP classes are now open. Classes will start on Sept, 2018. For inquiries, please email :[email protected] (Marivic)

 
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, May 26, 2018
5:00pm † Elena Serrano
Sunday, May 27, 2018
9:00am Elisa Cayabyab-Thanksgiving
11:00am † Fernando Frias
2:00pm First Holy Communion Mass
Monday, May 28, 2018
8:00am † Eufrocina Navarro
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
8:00am † Ben Buenafe
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
8:00am † Antoni Orlowitz
Thursday, May 31, 2018
8:00am Rei & Therese Pacheco-special intention
7:00pm Confirmation Mass
Friday, June 1, 2018
9:00am † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00pm † Antonio Faustino
Saturday, June 2, 2018
9:00am John Lee Kwang Shik-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.

 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…” – Romans 8:16-17
If we are heirs to the kingdom of God, shouldn’t we work to build up his kingdom? Shouldn’t we be good stewards of our inheritance, using our time in prayer, our talent in charitable works, and our treasure to care for the Church that God has left to us? Our Church is a treasured heirloom from God. Do we treat it that way?
Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship
 
 

WEEKLY CATECHISM:

CHAPTER THREE: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
683 “No one can say ‘Jesus is Lord’ except by the Holy Spirit.”1 “God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’”2 This knowledge of faith is possible only in the Holy Spirit: to be in touch with Christ, we must first have been touched by the Holy Spirit. He comes to meet us and kindles faith in us. By virtue of our Baptism, the first sacrament of the faith, the Holy Spirit in the Church communicates to us, intimately and personally, the life that originates in the Father and is offered to us in the Son. Baptism gives us the grace of new birth in God the Father, through his Son, in the Holy Spirit. For those who bear God’s Spirit are led to the Word, that is, to the Son, and the Son presents them to the Father, and the Father confers incorruptibility on them. And it is impossible to see God’s Son without the Spirit, and no one can approach the Father without the Son, for the knowledge of the Father is the Son, and the knowledge of God’s Son is obtained through the Holy Spirit.3
684 Through his grace, the Holy Spirit is the first to awaken faith in us and to communicate to us the new life, which is to “know the Father and the one whom he has sent, Jesus Christ.”4 But the Spirit is the last of the persons of the Holy Trinity to be revealed. St. Gregory of Nazianzus, the Theologian, explains this progression in terms of the pedagogy of divine “condescension”: The Old Testament proclaimed the Father clearly, but the Son more obscurely. The New Testament revealed the Son and gave us a glimpse of the divinity of the Spirit. Now the Spirit dwells among us and grants us a clearer vision of himself. It was not prudent, when the divinity of the Father had not yet been confessed, to proclaim the Son openly and, when the divinity of the Son was not yet admitted, to add the Holy Spirit as an extra burden, to speak somewhat daringly. . . . By advancing and progressing “from glory to glory,” the light of the Trinity will shine in ever more brilliant rays.5
685 To believe in the Holy Spirit is to profess that the Holy Spirit is one of the persons of the Holy Trinity, consubstantial with the Father and the Son: “with the Father and the Son he is adored and glorified.”6 For this reason, the divine mystery of the Holy Spirit was already treated in the context of Trinitarian “theology.” Here, however, we have to do with the Holy Spirit only in the divine “economy.”
686 The Holy Spirit is at work with the Father and the Son from the beginning to the completion of the plan for our salvation. But in these “end times,” ushered in by the Son’s redeeming Incarnation, the Spirit is revealed and given, recognized and welcomed as a person. Now can this divine plan, accomplished in Christ, the firstborn and head of the new creation, be embodied in mankind by the outpouring of the Spirit: as the Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS OF K of C
Families of deceased members of OLM Knights of Columbus Council 9844 are invited to attend the 11 a.m. Mass on June 3 and thereafter join brother Knights and parishioners for a brunch (varieties of food) at the school gym

 
 

Most Holy Trinity Sunday
This Sunday we celebrate the mystery of the Most Holy Trinity. A ‘mystery’ of our faith does not mean that it is unknowable, but rather that it is so rich that no matter how much new knowledge and insights we gain about the mystery, it will always reveal new depths to be explored. The Catechism says that the “mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the central mystery of Christian faith and life [and] it is the source of all the other mysteries of faith” (CCC 234). In fact, all of salvation history can be summarized as God progressively revealing the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to mankind. But what is a Trinity? The Trinity is One God–one divine Nature–in Three Persons. A nature tells us what something is, and a person tells us who something is. What is the nature of the Trinity? To be God. Who is the Trinity? The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Thus we can say: the Father is God, the Son is God, the Holy Spirit is God, and there are not three gods but One God. How does knowing about the Trinity affect my life as a Christian? If we believe we are made in the image of God, then the Trinity reveals who we are. The three Persons exist in an infinite relationship, and so we see that each one of us is made for an eternal relationship with God and relationship with one another: to be human is to be made for relationship. It is fitting that we celebrate the mystery of the Trinity right after having celebrated Pentecost, the revealing of the Trinity to us. May Our Lady of Mercy watch over us and our loved ones, and may she show us how to live in greater relationship with the Most Holy Trinity.

 
 

RCIA INFORMAL SESSIONS
Informal session starts immediately after the 9:00 a.m. mass, from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m., in the church basement. This will be an opportunity to ask questions about the Mass and its rituals, the Church and living life as a Catholic. These sessions will continue every Sunday, as long as there is interest, until our formal Rite of Christian Initiation of Adult (RCIA) classes begin in September. We will be seated in the front few pews on the far right side of the church during the 9:00 a.m. mass, as usual. Please feel free to call Valder at 604.861.9774, if you have any questions.

 
 

PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Classes for Children in Public School
Registration for new PREP classes are now open. Classes will start on Sept, 2018. For inquiries, please email: [email protected] (Marivic)

 
 

VANSPEC WELCOMES NEW STUDENTS FOR FALL 2018
Do you know anyone who would like to register their child for our one-on-one catechism? We can now accept online registrations. To register visit: http:// vanspec.ca/contact/new-students/ For further information contact: Lucy Rodjito – Vanspec Coordinator by email [email protected]

 
 

OLM MULTICULTURAL FAIR 2018
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We invite everyone to participate in our 2018 OLM Multicultural Fair on Saturday, June 23 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be food, shows, arts and crafts, games and a variety of vendors. Aside from enjoying the event, you may also participate as:
* Volunteers for ticket sales, games, concession stand, first aid and more
* Vendors ($40 per table for non-parishioners; $30 for parishioners)
* Donors (a tax receipt will be issued for donations over $20).
* Sponsors and Advertisers (please contact us for details)
If interested and for more information, contact Myla at (778) 995-6869 or Elaine at (604) 790-1992 .

 
 

FREE BLOOD SCREENING FOR PARISHIONERS
To be held on June 9. Regarding silent killer “Hepatitis B” which shows no sign or symptoms for 20 to 30 years. If untreated, it can result to liver failure, liver cancer or death. Registration forms are available at the church foyer.

 
 

SPRING EVENT “MUSIC CONCERT LEAD BY CHRIS BRAY”
https://www.chrisbraymusic.com/allthatcatholicstuff on June 23, 2018. During this night we will have music, sharing stories, and a talk on “Encountering Divine Love” leading people to the recognition that we are longing for something more, but so often we settle for a cheap fast food version of love, the temporary, instead of the eternal, the fulfillment that is only found in CHRIST. It is a great opportunity for our Catholic family to rediscover their faith through the inspirational testimony of a man that has been anointed with the power to the Holy Spirit.

 
 

THE HOLY EUCHARIST SERIES
Be amazed and be nourished in this New Way to study the Bible. Renowned teacher Dr. Brant Pitre leads us to see the wonder and miracle of the Eucharist through scriptures. New Catholic or New Parishioner or committed disciple of Christ? This is for YOU. Starting June 7, 2018 – 10 week DVD series and discussions -OLM Parish basement every Thursday evenings at 7- 9pm. For more information or to sign up: call Thelma 604-515-9547 [email protected]

 

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:

www.integrityrestored.com
www.theporneffect.com
www.covenanteyes.com
www.fortifyprogram.com

 

PARISH MINISTRY AND ORGANIZATION

OrganizationContact & Phone
Altar Servers
Mikee
604.760.4398
Building MaintenanceJosef Bauer
604.716.2801
Catholic Women's League CWL
Elaine Tan
604.525.7048
Choir  - 5:00pm
Cherry Ocampo
604.716.9810
Choir  - 9:00am
Maria Mabel Roca
778.861.3908
Choir  - 11:00am
Charles Desouza
604.930.9438
Co-Worker of MCDeacon Ken
604.781.1278
Counters - Group IEleanora McGhee
604.524.0687
Counters - Group IIElvira Acosta
604.524.5048
Couples for ChristGerry Andrada
778.861.1856
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy CommunionSharon Assumption
604.522.4284
FinancePaul Shearon
604.522.8226
Flower ArrangementClemence Jamen
778.223.5617
Foods for the PoorBrad
604.525.2350
Hand Maids of the LordIrene
778.384.8819
Healing Ministry/St. Peregrine Healing PrayerLila Caldera
778.882.8048
Indonesian CommunityIwan Kuntjoro
778-999-0098
Knights of ColumbusRaphael
604.500.1848
LectorsMaria Siglos
778.688.9547
Legion of Mary (English)Terri Oro
604.526.1431
604.762.0225
Legion of Mary (English Jr.)Edna
604.721.7846
Legion of Mary (Spanish Group)Norma
604.220.8294
Liturgical CommitteeDeacon Ken
604.781.1278
Lord of Pardon SocietyJosie Luciano
778.838.6164
Opus Dei (Ladies)Melanie Dee
778.847.4247
Opus Dei (Gents)Peter Nation
604. 468.8458
OLM Gym InquiriesJacqueline Gastaldo
604.526.1731
OLM School PrincipalNeva Grout
604.526.7121
Migrant MinistryRalph Guerra
604.240.1353
Mustard Seed - Prayer GroupGina
604.353.4158
Parish OfficeNovita Ong
604.522.5733
Project AdvanceEva
604.290.7613
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)Marivic Cregan
604.520.6814
olmprep @gmail.com
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Contacts :
RCIA CoordinatorValder Belgrave
604.861.9774
Newcomer - Inquiry CoordinatorSusan Silveira
778.772.9714
Safe EnvironmentJane Wangersky
604.524.5294
SacristanAlberto Taculod
604.375.2377
Society of Saint Vincent de PaulBrad Garisto
604.525.2350
Usher 5:00 PMRoger Lawrence
778.829.4098
Usher 9:00 AMPaul Cunha
604.524.4486
Usher 11:00 AMDavid Huen
604.515.8844
Youth MinistryGustav/Melanie Arinzol
604.441.4953
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 CoordinatorLucy Rodjito email: vanspec @rcav.org