Our Lady Of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin For May 6th, 2018
6th Sunday Of Easter

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May 6, 2018 * 6th Sunday of Easter *

 

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

 

PARISH EVENTS:

Please mark your calendar for these events

DATE, TIME (PLACE)
PARISH EVENTS
May 1-31
6 pm (Grotto)
Daily Rosary Prayer and potluck dinner
May 25
after 7 pm Mass (Grotto)
Holy Rosary recitation and reflection+potluck
May 26
9:30 am - 4:30 pm (Grotto)
2000 Hail Mary
May 27
2 pm (Church)
First Holy Communion Mass
May 31
7 pm (Church)
Confirmation Mass with Bishop Monroe
June 3
11 am (Church)
Mass for the deceased
members of K of C
June 22
7 pm (Church)
Confirmation Mass for
VANSPEC students with
Archbishop Miller
June 23
All day (STM Field)
OLM Multicultural Fair
2018

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 5, 2018
5:00pm † Maria Gloria Moreira
6:30pm Indonesian Mass

Sunday, May 6, 2018
9:00am † Dino Barazza
11:00am † Ofelia Concon

Monday, May 7, 2018
8:00am † Mario Zanin

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
8:00am † Leonardo Prades Sr. & Leonardo Jr.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
8:00am † Purisima Cagumbay

Thursday, May 10, 2018
8:00am † Antonio, Gloria & Jaime

Friday, May 11, 2018
9:00am † Marcelita Perez
7:00pm Eleonora Favaro – Special Intention

Saturday, May 12, 2018
9:00am † Ramon Tangan

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

“This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” - JOHN 15:12-13

Do you love Jesus? Do you consider Him your friend? Jesus says that if we love Him we would be willing to offer whatever we have to Him, not because we want praise and glory, but simply because we love Him. Does your giving seem mechanical out of obligation or do you share freely out of love?

Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship

 

 

WEEKLY CATECHISM:

CHAPTER TWO: I BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST, THE ONLY SON OF GOD

Article 6 : FROM THERE HE WILL COME AGAIN TO JUDGE THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

I. He will Come Again in Glory

… until all things are subjected to him

671 Though already present in his Church, Christ’s reign is nevertheless yet to be fulfilled “with power and great glory” by the king’s return to earth. 557 This reign is still under attack by the evil powers, even though they have been defeated definitively by Christ’s Passover. 558 Until everything is subject to him, “until there be realized new heavens and a new earth in which justice dwells, the pilgrim Church, in her sacraments and institutions, which belong to this present age, carries the mark of this world which will pass, and she herself takes her place among the creatures which groan and travail yet and await the revelation of the sons of God.”559 That is why Christians pray, above all in the Eucharist, to hasten Christ’s return by saying to him: 560 Marana tha! “Our Lord, come!” 561

672 Before his Ascension Christ affirmed that the hour had not yet come for the glorious establishment of the messianic kingdom awaited by Israel 562 which, according to the prophets, was to bring all men the definitive order of justice, love, and peace. 563 According to the Lord, the present time is the time of the Spirit and of witness, but also a time still marked by “distress” and the trial of evil which does not spare the Church 564 and ushers in the struggles of the last days. It is a time of waiting and watching. 56

 

 

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MAY, THE MONTH OF MARY

ROSARY PRAYER BEFORE MASS
Let us pray the Holy Rosary, starts 15 minutes before Mass in this Month of Mary. For Saturday 5pm Mass ; Sunday 9am and 11am Mass. 

DAILY ROSARY PRAYER
The Legion of Mary is encouraging us together to pray the Holy Rosary during this Month of Mary, from May 1-May 31, at 6pm at The Our Lady of Mercy Parish Grotto.

MARIAN CELEBRATION
Marian Celebration on Friday, May 25, after 7pm Mass, at The Our Lady of Mercy Parish Grotto. Join us in the Holy Rosary recitation and reflection, followed by potluck dinner.

2000 HAIL MARY FOR MARIAN CELEBRATION
Saturday, May 26, from 9:30am – 4:30pm , at The Our Lady of Mercy Parish Grotto, sponsored by The Couples for Christ, lets join together to pray 2000 Hail Mary. Please contact Ramuel/Rosalie Perales 778-710-5183 for more info.

 

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LAUNCH OF PROJECT ADVANCE 2018
Project Advance is crucial to the Church’s mission of providing services that benefit all Catholics and countless others in our Archdiocese. Parishes throughout the Archdiocese are preparing to launch the 2018 annual appeal. Your gift to Project Advance through our parish last year has reached $93,000 out of which $48,000 rebate we received has provide us funds so we can meet the growing needs for our buildings and social programs. Thank you for your generosity. This year’s goal of $200,000 is for saving for the construction of our future parish centre and rectory. Together let us live gratefully and give generously.

 

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Project Advance volunteers will be available after each Mass to accept your pledge/donation.

 

 

 

SPRING DINNER AND DANCE
The Couples for Christ would like to invite parishioners to participate in Fundraising Night, Dinner and Dance, on May 12 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Mercy School Gym. Entry ticket $20. Net proceeds will go to Our Lady of Mercy Parish and CFC Ancop.

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Please contact: Rey/Tess Teves, CFC Burnaby Chapter head at 778-996-5156 or Ramuel/Rosalie Perales, Unit head of OLM CFC at 778-710-5183 for more info.

 

 

CATHOLIC CHARITIES MEN’S HOSTEL IN NEED OF MUGS

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“It’s FINALLY that time of year again… Spring cleaning! If you have old mugs cluttering up your cupboard please give them to our guests in our emergency homeless shelter. We believe it’s much more welcoming to drink from a nice previously loved mug than from a styrofoam cup. And it’s better for our environment too. We always need mugs. We encourage our guests to choose a mug for themselves to claim as their own and keep with them when they stay with us and to take with them when they leave. All you need to do is drop them off directly at our shelter at 828 Cambie Street, Vancouver, or the John Paul II Pastoral Centre or even our parish office.

 

 

CELEBRATE YOUR MILESTONE ANNIVERSARY WITH US!
This Mother’s Day, Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, will be honouring couples celebrating their: 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th & 60th+ years of marriage. Mass will be on Sunday, May 13, at St. Matthew Parish, Surrey. Please be advised that due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to change the Mass time to 2:30 p.m. Reception to follow in the parish gym with exhibitors present in Jubilee Hall.

 

 

ORDINATION TO PERMANENT DIACONATE
Our local Church celebrates in joy and prayer the Mass of Ordination to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate of Dr. Paulos Teckle on May 19, at 10:00am at Holy Rosary Cathedral. All are invited to attend. Please keep Paulos, all permanent deacons and their families in your prayers.

 

 

LIVERIGHT HEALTH
“HEPATITIS BEWARE” as a humanitarian project of Canadian Liver Foundation, will give free blood screening to parishioners who will register. The disease is a silent killer which does not exhibit signs or symptoms for up to 20-30 years. If left unchecked can lead to liver failure, liver cancer, and death. Blood screening will also be held at St. Patrick’s Church Basement in Vancouver on May 26, and at Metropolis in Metrotowm on June 2. Other screening venues to be announced. To Register, please call : Laarni (604-551-4883) , Gigi (604-367-9970) , Demi (604-324-3355) , Lita (604-551-4883) .

 

 

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 $45 for adults. All day Eucharistic Adoration, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Closing Vigil Mass celebrated by Archbishop Miller, music by Stella Maris and Exhibitors.

 

 

YOUTH MINISTRY CHOIR
Youth Ministry Choir practice at Church basement on Saturday, May 12 – 11 am and Thursday, May 17 – 7pm at OLM Church. Please contact Melanie 604-441- 4953 for more info.

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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

Organization
Contact & 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 II Elvira 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 Columbus Raphael
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