Our Lady Of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin For September 23, 2018
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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September 23, 2018 * 25th 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 22, 2018
5:00pm Novena Mass

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018
9:00am † Dolores & Henerosa Semblante
11:00am † Belen Rivera Albis

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
8:00am † Wilhelmina Rivero

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
8:00am † Salvador & Aurelia Manrique

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018
8:00am Nestor Chan & Family

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
8:00am † Elisabeth Parolin

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
9:00am Antonietta Crudele (Birthday)
7:00pm Francisco Suh Jung Wook

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018
9:00am † Antonio, Gloria & Jamie Couto

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

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Children’s Liturgy volunteer in need for Saturday/Sunday service, please call/text Myla Reddy @ 604-783-7141

 

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.” MARK 9:35

Stewardship Awareness Sunday
Jesus teaches us that we are called to serve one another. Sacrifice is not a word that many people like to hear. We think it means that we must give up something that we want. However, the literal meaning of sacrifice is “to make holy,” from the words “sacer” = sacred and “facere” = to make. In other words, we make our lives holy by sharing our gifts in the service of God.

Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
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

III. God’s Spirit and Word in the Time of the Promises

Expectation of the Messiah and his Spirit

711 “Behold, I am doing a new thing.”78 Two prophetic lines were to develop, one leading to the expectation of the Messiah, the other pointing to the announcement of a new Spirit. They converge in the small Remnant, the people of the poor, who await in hope the “consolation of Israel” and “the redemption of Jerusalem.”79 We have seen earlier how Jesus fulfills the prophecies concerning himself. We limit ourselves here to those in which the relationship of the Messiah and his Spirit appears more clearly.

712 The characteristics of the awaited Messiah begin to appear in the “Book of Emmanuel” (“Isaiah said this when he saw his glory,”80 speaking of Christ), especially in the first two verses of Isaiah 11: There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.81

713 The Messiah’s characteristics are revealed above all in the “Servant songs.”82 These songs proclaim the meaning of Jesus’ Passion and show how he will pour out the Holy Spirit to give life to the many: not as an outsider, but by embracing our “form as slave.”83 Taking our death upon himself, he can communicate to us his own Spirit of life.

714 This is why Christ inaugurates the proclamation of the Good News by making his own the following passage from Isaiah:84 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

715 The prophetic texts that directly concern the sending of the Holy Spirit are oracles by which God speaks to the heart of his people in the language of the promise, with the accents of “love and fidelity.”85 St. Peter will proclaim their fulfillment on the morning of Pentecost.86 According to these promises, at the “end time” the Lord’s Spirit will renew the hearts of men, engraving a new law in them. He will gather and reconcile the scattered and divided peoples; he will transform the first creation, and God will dwell there with men in peace.

716 The People of the “poor”87-those who, humble andmeek, rely solely on their God’s mysterious plans, who await the justice, not of men but of the Messiah – are in the end the great achievement of the Holy Spirit’s hidden mission during the time of the promises that prepare for Christ’s coming. It is this quality of heart, purified and enlightened by the Spirit, which is expressed in the Psalms. In these poor, the Spirit is making ready “a people prepared for the Lord.”88

 

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]

 

 

OUR LADY OF MERCY FEAST 2018
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞ Thank you ∞ ∞ ∞ ∞
Rev. Dominick Mbah from the Missionary Society of St. Paul of Nigeria. It was a blessing to have you in Novena Mass from September 15-23 at our parish. We wish Rev. Dominick Mbah always strive to do the will of the Father and bring people to Christ. And to all the committee and parishioners who have given their time and effort for this Novena Mass.

 

 

OUR LADY OF MERCY FEAST 2018
All parishioner are invited to celebrate Our Lady of Mercy Feast on:

Monday, September 24, 2018 Start at 6 pm with Rosary prayer,at 7 pm for the Mass and potluck to follow.

Let us join together with all parishioners who will renew their wedding vows as a special blessing as we celebrate Our Lady of Mercy Feast.

 

 

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
Receive Power and Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Mission Ablaze Life in the Spirit Seminar. Start from Sept. 25 to Nov. 13, 2018 , every Tuesday evenings at 7:30 pm at the church basement, St. Mary’s Church, 5251 Joyce St.,Vancouver. Contact: St. Mary’s Mission Ablaze 604-435-9611 ext 233.

 

 

SEMINAR OF HOPE
Praying for your sons and daughters.
Have your loved ones stopped practicing their faith? Do they no longer believe in God? Come to this free seminar, don’t lose your hope. It’s on Saturday, Sept 29, 2018, at 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at Christ the Redeemer Parish, 599 Keith Rd, West Vancouver. The Parish is pleased to host Vernon Robertson for this special fullday workshop, which has been presented on EWTN and live across Europe, the United States, and Canada. You’ll also get a manual and a sandwich lunch. Don’t come alone – bring a friend! Free babysitting will be offered.

 

 

NATIONAL INFANT LOSS AWARENESS DAY
October 15 is National Infant Loss Awareness Day. On that day, we remember our little ones who have gone too soon. To honour them, Archbishop Miller will be celebrating Mass at the Evangelist Chapel at the Gardens of Gethsemani. We will light up the cemetery in their honour, so please come and join us for this special Mass on Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 pm at the Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey.

 

Mary can be said to continue to say to each individual the words she spoke at Cana in Galilee: “Do whatever he tells you.”
(Pope John Paul II, Redemptoris Mater, 46)

 

LIFE CHAIN
On Sunday, Sept. 30, pro-lifers at over 200 locations from coast to coast will participate in Life Chain, praying silently for an hour while holding non-graphic signs with messages such as, “Abortion kills children,” “Abortion hurts women,” and “Life: the first inalienable right.” Although Life Chain is usually on the first Sunday of October, due to Thanksgiving this year it will be held a week earlier. You can find your nearest Life Chain and confirm its date and time by visiting campaignlifecoalition.com/ life-chain. Please join us in this effort, and promote this event among friends and family members.

 

 

ROSARY COAST TO COAST CANADA
August 15 – October 7
We are asking all participants to join together to pray the 54-day “Novena for Our Nation” beginning on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption through to October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The 54-day prayer is your training as a warrior in the army of the ‘Militia Immaculata’ as described by St. Maximilian Kolbe. It consists of praying, fasting and attending Eucharist Adoration at least one day a week. Pray the Rosary for God’s order in our Land for the future of our children and of all in this country and in the world! Wherever they can gather: in parishes Churches; in front of city government buildings, schools, along the Canadian coasts and borders; as families.

 

 

BELLE VOCI A CAPPELLA ENSEMBLE AND MOTET CHAMBER CHOIR
Belle Voci A cappella Ensemble and MOTET Chamber Choir invite you to celebrate with them the Feast of Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, Archangels. Joining forces to present a beautiful programme of sacred music honouring God and his heavenly hosts, they will be presenting four choral concerts :

Friday, Sep 28, 8pm (after the 7pm mass)
at St. Patrick’s, 2881 Main St, Vancouver.

Saturday, Sep 29, 7pm
at Christ the Redeemer, 599 Keith Rd, West Vancouver.

Sunday, Sep 30, 2pm
at St James, 2777 Townline Rd, Abbotsford.

Sunday, Sep 30, 7pm
at Sts. Joachim & Ann, 2827 – 273rd St, Aldergrove.

Spanning over five hundred years of music, from chant and Josquin to Arvo Pärt and Rachmaninoff, this collaboration is one you won’t want to miss! Tickets $20 at the door or from www.bellevoci.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