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]
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 DATESPlease 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|
(Wed) 6:30 pm
|PREP classes start at OLM School|
(Thu) 7 pm
|RCIA class begins at Church Basement|
|Sep 15 & 22|
(Sat) 5 pm
|Our Lady of Mercy Novena |
|Sep 16 & 23|
(Sun) 11 am
|Our Lady of Mercy Novena |
(Mon-Fri) 7 pm
|Our Lady of Mercy Novena|
(Mon) 7 pm
|Our Lady of Mercy Feast Day|
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULES
|Saturday Mass of Anticipation:||5:00 pm|
|Sunday:||9:00 am and |
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
|Monday - Thursday:||8:00 am|
|Friday:||9:00 am and |
|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.|
|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.|
(including: St. Peregrine Healing Prayer)
|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
|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
“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.
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:
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||Melanie|
|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||Jane Wangersky|
email : [email protected] bc.ca