Our Lady Of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin For December 16, 2018
3rd Sunday of Advent

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December 16, 2018 * 3rd Sunday of Advent *

Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka

Deacon: Kenneth Fung

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR MASS SCHEDULES

  
Monday, December 24th 2018
06:00 am:Misa de Gallo
09:00 am:Morning Mass
05:00 pm:Children Mass (Christmas Pageant)
10:30 pm:Christmas Carol
11:00 pm:Christmas Midnight Mass
Tuesday, December 25th 2018
09:00 am:Christmas Day Mass
11:00 am:Christmas Day Mass
03:00 pm:Christmas Day Mass
(Indonesian Mass)
Monday, December 31st 2018
09:00 am:Morning Mass
05:00 pm:New Year’s Eve Mass
10:00 pm:Eucharistic Adoration
11:00 pm:Midnight Mass
Tuesday, January 1st 2019
09:00 am:New Year’s Day Mass
11:00 am:New Year’s Day Mass
 
PARISH OFFICE SCHEDULE DURING HOLIDAY SEASON:
Parish office will be closed from December 26th, 2018 until January 2nd, 2019 and will be open again on Thursday , January 3rd, 2019

 

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED : from December 26th 2018 to January 2nd 2019. Will be open on Thursday, January 3rd 2019.

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

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:
* Our Lady of Mercy Parish VANSPEC Coordinator: Jane Wangersky,email : [email protected]
* VANSPEC Coordinator: Lucy Rodjito,
email: vansp[email protected]

Registration for 2019/2020 at Our Lady of Mercy School
If you have a child ready for Kindergarten for the 2019/2020 school year, please fill out the Waiting List Application form and submit to the school office as soon as possible. The forms will be available for download from our website www.ourladyofmercy.ca during the last week of December. We will be running a full day kindergarten. Please do not delay as the list fills quickly. The completed forms can be emailed, faxed or dropped off at the school office starting January 7, 2019.

Email: [email protected]
Fax: 604-520-3194

Waiting List Application forms for Grades 1 to 7 will also be available for download from our website during the last week of December. Please submit completed forms along with a copy of your child’s most recent report card. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you.
Thank you.

WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018
5:00pm † Carmela Raffa

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2018
9:00am † Orville G. Gabuna
11:00am † Aida Frias

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018
8:00am Powel Krysiak – Birthday

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2018
8:00am † Rufino G. Macapinlac

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2018
8:00am Mike Concon – Birthday

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2018
8:00am Therese Pacheco-special intention

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018
9:00am † Victor Manrique Oliveres
7:00pm † Babu Ram

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2018
9:00am † Gwynneth Marie Hogan

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

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.
(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

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

PARISH OFFICE IS CLOSED : from December 26th 2018 to January 2nd 2019. Will be open on Thursday, January 3rd 2019.

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

STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.” PHILIPPIANS 4:6

St. Paul reminds us that our God is an abundant God, the ultimate giver of gifts. He promises to give us all that we need. When we trust that God will take care of us, it is easier for us to share what we have been given.

Copyright & 2018, by Joppa Stewardship Leaders Office of Stewardship

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Demetria Rabang, Rosa Maria Santos, Sydney Shanti, Lourdes Andal, Dianne Slaght, Candida De Souza, Jean Lopez, Alan Hall, Christina Jasinska, Nilcar Donato, Elvira Acosta, Teresita Nixon, Luz Yamuta, Tomas Oca, Ngu Thi Phan, Quan, Mary and Mollen Tran

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 9 I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Paragraph 1 The Church in God’s Plan

III. The Mystery of The Church

The universal Sacrament of Salvation

774 The Greek word mysterion was translated into Latin by two terms: mysterium and sacramentum. In later usage the term sacramentum emphasizes the visible sign of the hidden reality of salvation which was indicated by the term mysterium. In this sense, Christ himself is the mystery of salvation: “For there is no other mystery of God, except Christ.”196 The saving work of his holy and sanctifying humanity is the sacrament of salvation, which is revealed and active in the Church’s sacraments (which the Eastern Churches also call “the holy mysteries”). The seven sacraments are the signs and instruments by which the Holy Spirit spreads the grace of Christ the head throughout the Church which is his Body. The Church, then, both contains and communicates the invisible grace she signifies. It is in this analogical sense, that the Church is called a “sacrament.”

775 “The Church, in Christ, is like a sacrament-a sign and instrument, that is, of communion with God and of unity among all men.”197 The Church’s first purpose is to be the sacrament of the inner union of men with God. Because men’s communion with one another is rooted in that union with God, the Church is also the sacrament of the unity of the human race. In her, this unity is already begun, since she gathers men “from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and tongues”;198 at the same time, the Church is the “sign and instrument” of the full realization of the unity yet to come.




** Just a reminder for those who have not yet or still want to make contribution to Project Advance that post-dated cheques are acceptable and cheques dated on or before Dec 31 will be included in the 2018 tax receipt as long as received by the parish office no later than December 19. Thank you.


MISA DE GALLO
Misa de Gallo, the devotional nine-day series of Masses in anticipation of Christmas and to honour Mother Mary, will be held at our parish from December 16 (Sunday) – December 24 (Monday) at 6 am Everyone is invited to participate and sponsor a Mass on any chosen date. Please contact Nolisa (778-898- 1220) or parish office for more info.

2018 ADVENT PENITENTIAL SERVICES,
NEW WESTMINSTER DEANERY AT 7:00 PM

DateLocation
Sunday, Dec 16thOur Lady of Assumption
3141 Shaughnessy St. Port Coquitlam
Tuesday, Dec 18thSaint Peter’s Church
330 Royal Ave., New Westminster

Saint Luke’s Parish
20285 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge

Wednesday, Dec 19thSaint Francis de Sales
6610 Balmoral St., Burnaby

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
828 Laval Square, Coquitlam

Thursday, Dec 20thOUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH
7455 Tenth Avenue, Burnaby

Saint Michael’s Parish
9387 Holmes St., Burnaby

Friday, Dec 21stOur Lady of Fatima Parish
315 Walker St., Coquitlam

2019 SUNDAY OFFERING ENVELOPES
The sets of Sunday Offering Envelopes for 2019 are now available at the church foyer.

Please do:
1. Check the name and information.
2. Take only your own envelope box.
3. Start using the envelope in 2019.
The envelope number that your family has for next year may be different from this year or previous years. Some families might still have plenty of unused envelopes, they still can be used, but please do change the number to the 2019’s number or black-out the old number and write down your name, address and phone number to ensure that your donation will be recorded properly. If you couldn’t find your envelope box and wish to have one, please contact the parish office.
Thank you .

IGNATIAN SPIRITUAL EXERCISES
OLM is hosting the Spiritual Exercises for the year 2019-2020. The retreat lasts almost 9 months and is individually directed (each participant has their own personal Retreat Director; so each person’s retreat is personalized & unique). It is Church approved, originally by Pope Paul III in 1548 (as part of the Catholic Reformation), composed by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. It is a compilation of classical Catholic spirituality including the “devotio moderna”. This Retreat focuses on facilitating one’s actual Experience of God – and a practicum of Discernment involving finding the Lord in the deepest areas of one’s soul. By praying through one’s own life and the life of Christ, one experiences God’s Presence, Healing, and Call to salvation and vocation, including any major life decisions. Application deadline: Jan 15, 2019. Registration fee: $100 (bursaries available). For more info: Thelma 778.789-4238 or website http://jsav.ca/ or to apply [email protected]

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 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 RegistrationJane Wangersky
email : [email protected] bc.ca