Our Lady Of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin For September 9, 2018
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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September 9, 2018 * 23rd 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 8, 2018
5:00pm † Marcelo & Epifania Paner
6:30pm Healing Prayer

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018
9:00am † Cecilia Tan
11:00am † Laura Arellano

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
8:00am † Leonardo Sr & Leonardo Jr Prades

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2018
8:00am † Ernesto Luciano

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
8:00am † Carmen Elisa Guevara

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
8:00am † Leonardo Sr & Leonardo Jr Prades

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
9:00am † Couto’s family
7:00pm † Rosalia Cumaual

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
9:00am † Vales’ family

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

“Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?” JAMES 2:5

What is more important for a Steward – being rich in faith or rich in possessions? Society teaches us that possessions are most important. God teaches a different lesson. When we are rich in faith, we keep God first in all things and realize that material things really don’t matter and that it’s more important to share with those who have less.

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

700 The finger.
“It is by the finger of God that [Jesus] cast out demons.”55 If God’s law was written on tablets of stone “by the finger of God,” then the “letter from Christ” entrusted to the care of the apostles, is written “with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone, but on tablets of human hearts.”56 The hymn Veni Creator Spiritus invokes the Holy Spirit as the “ finger of the Father’s right hand.”57

701 The dove.
At the end of the flood, whose symbolism refers to Baptism, a dove released by Noah returns with a fresh olive-tree branch in its beak as a sign that the earth was again habitable.58 When Christ comes up from the water of his baptism, the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove, comes down upon him and remains with him.59 The Spirit comes down and remains in the purified hearts of the baptized. In certain churches, the Eucharist is reserved in a metal receptacle in the form of a dove (columbarium) suspended above the altar. Christian iconography traditionally uses a dove to suggest the Spirit.

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

702 From the beginning until “the fullness of time,”60 the joint mission of the Father’s Word and Spirit remains hidden, but it is at work. God’s Spirit prepares for the time of the Messiah. Neither is fully revealed but both are already promised, to be watched for and welcomed at their manifestation. So, for this reason, when the Church reads the Old Testament, she searches there for what the Spirit, “who has spoken through the prophets,” wants to tell us about Christ.61 By “prophets” the faith of the Church here understands all whom the Holy Spirit inspired in living proclamation and in the composition of the sacred books, both of the Old and the New Testaments. Jewish tradition distinguishes first the Law (the five first books or Pentateuch), then the Prophets (our historical and prophetic books) and finally the Writings (especially the wisdom literature, in particular the Psalms).62

In creation

703 The Word of God and his Breath are at the origin of the being and life of every creature:63 It belongs to the Holy Spirit to rule, sanctify, and animate creation, for he is God, consubstantial with the Father and the Son. . . . Power over life pertains to the Spirit, for being God he preserves creation in the Father through the Son.64

704 “God fashioned man with his own hands [that is, the Son and the Holy Spirit] and impressed his own form on the flesh he had fashioned, in such a way that even what was visible might bear the divine form.”65

 

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
Everyone is invited to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mercy by joining Novena Mass starting from September 15-23 at 5 pm on Saturdays, 9 am & 11 am on Sundays and 7 pm Monday to Friday (contact Josie 778-838-6164 for Mass offering). 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 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 with Rosary prayer at 6 pm, Mass at 7 pm and potluck after Mass.

 

 

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.

 

 

SEMINARY OF CHRIST THE KING LECTURE
Moira Noonan is a popular speaker among Christians, traveling throughout North America, explaining the true nature of the New Age Movement, its origins, purposes and dangers. She has committed herself to a ministry of educating and helping people avoid New Age spirituality, and avoid the evils she experienced in the many New Age practices and techniques that exist in our society today. On Saturday, September 22, at the Seminary of Christ the King. Moira Noonan will share her story and equip us to discern better the practices and beliefs influenced by the New Age. Talks will span from 10:00 am to 3:15 pm, with a lunch break. Mass will be offered beforehand in the seminary chapel at 9:00 am. All are invited to join with free transportation provided for youth ($20 for adult). To register, contact Melanie at 604-441-4953 .

 

 

SEMINAR OF HOPE (AS SEEN ON EWTN)
How to pray for your sons, daughters & loved ones. FREE live seminar by Vernon Robertson Promo Video www.seminarofhope.org Removing the guilt parents suffer because of the spiritual condition of their children. Have your loved ones stopped practicing the faith? Do they no longer believe in God? Then this seminar is for you. FREE participant manual will be given at the Seminar. Saturday, September 29, 9 am – 4:30 pm at Christ the Redeemer Parish, West Vancouver. Lunch will be provided/FREE baby sitting offered. To register contact parish office at [email protected] Phone: 604-922-1371

 

 

COUPLES CONNECT: A DEEPER BOND
Dates: October 4, 11, 25, November 1, 8, 15
Time: 7 – 9 pm
Location: Our Lady of the Assumption, Port Coquitlam.
Cost: $40 –

This is a one-time cost reduction due to a generous donor. “Couples Connect: A Deeper Bond” is a workshop to help couples better understand each other and develop a deeper connection. Through teaching moments, demonstration, and practice, this 6 week workshop provides couples with a unique opportunity to practice the skills learned and receive feedback from counsellors. Couples will learn how to manage and work through conflict, increase sexual intimacy, fondness and admiration, feel more connection with their partner, and build a long lasting relationship of love. Couples will also receive a workbook containing handouts and reference tools to take home.

 

 

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.

 

 

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/

 

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