Our Lady Of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin For September 2, 2018
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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September 2, 2018 * 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time *

 

Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka

Deacon: Kenneth Fung

 

 

Our Lady of Mercy School

School Office: (604) 526-7121

Principal: Neva Grout

Email: [email protected]

website: www.ourladyofmercy.ca

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]

WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2018
5:00pm † Miguel Concon
6:30pm Indonesian Mass

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018
9:00am † Harrie & Anna vanden Elzen
11:00am † Myrna Garcia
7:00 pm Filipino Mass

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
9:00am † Anaclito & Angelina Motea

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
8:00am Therese Pacheco – for good health

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
8:00am Natalia Lopez-Birthday

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
8:00am † Fil Apolinario

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018
9:00am † Jesse S. Corrales
7:00pm † Romeo Stefani

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018
9:00am Our Blessed Mother Mary

If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.

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

MASS AND DEVOTION SCHEDULES

SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULES

Saturday Mass of Anticipation: 5:00 pm
Sunday:9:00 am and
11:00 am

WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE

Monday - Thursday:8:00 am
Friday:9:00 am and
7:00 pm
Saturday:
9:00 am Novus Ordo Latin Mass
Public Holidays: 9:00 am
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.

DEVOTIONS SCHEDULE

Perpetual Adoration Chapel & Devotional Garden:

Open every day.
For more information, please call the parish office.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday:9:45 am to 6:15 pm , with
Divine Mercy Novena / Chaplet at 3:00 pm &
Benediction at 6:30 pm.
Liturgy of the Hour:Monday - Thursday start at 7:15 am 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 Therese of Lisieux:Every Thursday after morning Mass.
Healing Prayer Service: Every 2nd Saturday of the month after 5:00 pm Mass
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 4-5 pm every Friday in the church basement.
Please contact Melanie at 604-441-4953
email: arinzol environmental @gmail.com.
Sunday Children's Liturgy Of The Word : Simplified Sunday readings and explanation for children aged 3-7. LWC is offered during Sunday Masses ( 9 am and 11 am ).

PARISH OFFICE HOUR

DAYTIMES
Monday :8.00 AM to 12.00 PM
1.00 PM to 3.00 PM
Tuesday :8.00 AM to 12.00 PM
Wednesday :8.00 AM to 12.00 PM
1.00 PM to 3.00 PM
Thursday :8.00 AM to 12.00 PM
Friday :8.00 AM to 12.00 PM
1.00 PM to 3.00 PM

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“Be doers of the word and not hearers only…” JAMES 1:22

It’s easy to understand the definition of stewardship. The hard part is living it! What do you do to live God’s word? Do you share your time in prayer with God? Do you use your talent to help those in need? Are you generous with your financial resources? If not, what are you waiting for?

Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship

 

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, Irwin Rivera, Nilcar Donato, Elvira Acosta, Teresita Nixon, Pedrito & Luz Yamuta, Tomas Oca.

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.

 

 

WEEKLY CATECHISM:

CHAPTER THREE: I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
Article 8 I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

II. The Name, Titles, and Symbols of the Holy Spirit

Symbols of the Holy Spirit

696 Fire. While water signifies birth and the fruitfulness of life given in the Holy Spirit, fire symbolizes the transforming energy of the Holy Spirit’s actions. The prayer of the prophet Elijah, who “arose like fire” and whose “word burned like a torch,” brought down fire from heaven on the sacrifice on Mount Carmel.37 This event was a “figure” of the fire of the Holy Spirit, who transforms what he touches. John the Baptist, who goes “before [the Lord] in the spirit and power of Elijah,” proclaims Christ as the one who “will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”38 Jesus will say of the Spirit: “I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!”39 In the form of tongues “as of fire,” the Holy Spirit rests on the disciples on the morning of Pentecost and fills them with himself.40 The spiritual tradition has retained this symbolism of fire as one of the most expressive images of the Holy Spirit’s actions.41 “Do not quench the Spirit.”42

697 Cloud and light. These two images occur together in the manifestations of the Holy Spirit. In the theophanies of the Old Testament, the cloud, now obscure, now luminous, reveals the living and saving God, while veiling the transcendence of his glory-with Moses on Mount Sinai,43 at the tent of meeting,44 and during the wandering in the desert,45 and with Solomon at the dedication of the Temple.46 In the Holy Spirit, Christ fulfills these figures. The Spirit comes upon the Virgin Mary and “overshadows” her, so that she might conceive and give birth to Jesus.47 On the mountain of Transfiguration, the Spirit in the “cloud came and overshadowed” Jesus, Moses and Elijah, Peter, James and John, and “a voice came out of the cloud, saying, ‘This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!’”48 Finally, the cloud took Jesus out of the sight of the disciples on the day of his ascension and will reveal him as Son of man in glory on the day of his final coming.49

698 The seal is a symbol close to that of anointing. “The Father has set his seal” on Christ and also seals us in him.50 Because this seal indicates the indelible effect of the anointing with the Holy Spirit in the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Orders, the image of the seal (sphragis) has been used in some theological traditions to express the indelible “character” imprinted by these three unrepeatable sacraments.

699 The hand. Jesus heals the sick and blesses little children by laying hands on them.51 In his name the apostles will do the same.52 Even more pointedly, it is by the Apostles’ imposition of hands that the Holy Spirit is given.53 The Letter to the Hebrews lists the imposition of hands among the “fundamental elements” of its teaching. 54 The Church has kept this sign of the all-powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit in its sacramental epicleses.

 

BBQ FUNDARISING – THANK YOU!
Thank you for supporting the BBQ fundraising by the OLM Youth & Altar Server Ministry which took place August 11/12. We are glad to announce that the net proceed is $777.00 and will go toward parish building fund. Special thanks to the contributors: Melanie Arinzol (lumpia), Shellah Acedillo (cassava cake) Chuck, Mike and Gertrude (BBQ) and all who has contributed their time and effort during this event.

 

 

ST. JOHN PAUL (THE GREAT)’S THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
Come and discover God’s Plan for Life
* Discover human nature as the “Gift of Self” in our relationship with God and one another.
* Discover holiness intimately connected with human nature.
* Discover how the Sacraments, particularly the Eucharist, redeems human nature.
* Discover what this tells us about life on earth and Eternal Life with God

Fr. Alan Boisclair has won an award presented by an international TOB congressin July 2014 in Philadelphia. Starting from Sep 11 until Nov 27 (except Nov 13) for 11 Tuesdays 7-9:15 pm at Our Lady of Mercy Church Basement.

Registration: Ministry of Theology of the Body: 604.683.0281 ext. 50237 or [email protected]

 

 

RETROUVAILLE VANCOUVER MARRIAGE RECOVERY FALL PROGRAM
Retrouvaille is an affordable program that provides couples with the tools to repair ALL kinds of marriage problems. Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples avoid separation and regain a joyful marriage. For confidential information or to register for the next program commencing the weekend of November 30 – December 2, 2018 , plus sessions on six Sundays following the weekend, contact us at 604-530-6710 and leave your name and a number where we can reach you, or e-mail us at [email protected] You are also invited to visit our website http:// www.retrouvaillevancouver.com to learn more about our program.

 

 

OUR LADY OF MERCY FEAST 2018
Let us celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mercy by joining the Novena Mass starting from September 15-23 at 5 pm on Saturdays, 9 am & 11 am on Sundays and 7 pm Monday to Friday. Rev. Dominick Mbah from the Missionary Society of St. Paul of Nigeria will come to present their Order’s project at Masses. Our parish offer a renewal of wedding vows and special blessing for couples who were married at OLM Parish in the years 1968, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998 and 2008 (in celebration of their 50th, 40th, 30th, 25th, 20th and 10th wedding anniversaries, respectively, as we celebrate Our Lady of Mercy Feast on Monday, September 24 at 7 pm Mass.

 

 

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Reclaim wonder and awe! See the faith from the eyes of a child, experience amazement, and learn the art of listening to God with children. There are many joys that CGS methodology offers to children and most importantly to adults. Come and see! For the first time ever, the Archdiocese of Vancouver is proud to sponsor the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Association of Canada’s Annual Conference Oct. 19-21, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. Cost: $100/day or $150 for both conference days. Silent auction and raffle draw available. Register today for this unique conference and experience CGS for yourself: rcav.org/ cgs-annual-conference/

 

 

HOLY ANGELS MAUSOLEA & COLUMBARIA, – Special pre-construction discount available
With continued interest in mausoleum burial space, Catholic Cemeteries is constructing a new mausolea and columbaria on its sacred grounds at Gardens of Gethsemani. Holy Angels Mausolea & Columbaria will include the addition of full body crypts, granite niches, and glass-fronted niches, providing a bright and reverent space for remembering. Special pre-construction discount available starting September 1, 2018. Purchase before October 15, 2018, and receive 20% off your purchase. If you would like to receive updates on the progress of Holy Angels Mausolea & Columbaria or simply learn more, register for news and alerts at HolyAngelsatGardens.ca.

 

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:

integrityrestored.com, theporneffect.com, covenanteyes.com, 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