Our Lady Of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin For December 30, 2018
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

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December 30, 2018 * The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph *

Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka

Deacon: Kenneth Fung



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





OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL, BURNABY.

School Office: (604) 526-7121

Principal: Neva Grout

Email: [email protected]

website: www.ourladyofmercy.ca



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 29, 2018
05:00 pm : Anna Marie Piche

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2018
09:00 am : Miguel & Maria Vales’ family
11:00 am : Diana Westgeest

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2018
09:00 am : Funeh Aliu-Birthday
05:00 pm : † Catarina Zedda
11:00 pm : Krishna Family’s Special Intention

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2019
09:00 am : † Pedro Nolasco Albis
11:00 am : † Antonio, Gloria & Jaime Couto

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2019
08:00 am : Maria Vales’ Thanksgiving
Spaull Family’s Special Intention

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2019
08:00 am : † Anna Couto’s Thanksgiving
Jhilmeet Family’s Special Intention

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2019
09:00 am : † Jesse S. Corrales
07:00 pm : Daly Family’s Special Intention

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2019
09:00 am : † Lawrence Family’s Thanksgiving

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




STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” 1 JOHN 3:1

During this season of giving, let us remember the most important gift we have received – being children of God. As God’s children, it’s important that we express our love for others as well. Tell your spouse, children and other family members and friends that you love them, frequently.

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, Linus Ngui, Christina Jasinska, Irwin Rivera, Nilcar Donato, Elvira Acosta, Teresita Nixon, Luz Yamuta, Tomas Oca, Ngu Thi Phan, Quan, Mary and Mollen Tran, Alondra Cornejo, Victoria Obleada.

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 2 The Church—People of God, Body of Christ, Temple of the Holy Spirit

I. The Church—People of God
781 “At all times and in every race, anyone who fears God and does what is right has been acceptable to him. He has, however, willed to make men holy and save them, not as individuals without any bond or link between them, but rather to make them into a people who might acknowledge him and serve him in holiness. He therefore chose the Israelite race to be his own people and established a covenant with it. He gradually instructed this people. . . . All these things, however, happened as a preparation for and figure of that new and perfect covenant which was to be ratified in Christ . . . the New Covenant in his blood; he called together a race made up of Jews and Gentiles which would be one, not according to the flesh, but in the Spirit.”201

Characteristics of the People of God

782 The People of God is marked by characteristics that clearly distinguish it from all other religious, ethnic, political, or cultural groups found in history: — It is the People of God: God is not the property of any one people. But he acquired a people for himself from those who previously were not a people: “a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.”202

—One becomes a member of this people not by a physical birth, but by being “born anew,” a birth “of water and the Spirit,”203 that is, by faith in Christ, and Baptism.

— This People has for its Head Jesus the Christ (the anointed, the Messiah). Because the same anointing, the Holy Spirit, flows from the head into the body, this is “the messianic people.”

— “The status of this people is that of the dignity and freedom of the sons of God, in whose hearts the Holy Spirit dwells as in a temple.”

— “Its law is the new commandment to love as Christ loved us.”204 This is the “new” law of the Holy Spirit.205

— Its mission is to be salt of the earth and light of the world.206 This people is “a most sure seed of unity, hope, and salvation or the whole human race.”

— Its destiny, finally, “is the Kingdom of God which has been begun by God himself on earth and which must be further extended until it has been brought to perfection by him at the end of time.”207

 

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 f r o m o u r w e b s i t e 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.

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS with MOTET CHAMBER CHOIR

Fri 4 Jan, 2 PM – St. Hilda’s (5838 Barnacle St, Sechelt)

Sat 5 Jan, 2 PM – Sts. Joachim & Ann  (2827 – 273 rd St, Aldergrove)

Sat 5 Jan, 7 PM – St. Patrick’s (2881 Main St, Vancouver) ”

Real Christmas music for real Christmastide”! Come experience the fullness of Christmas with a concert of beautiful choral and organ music. From the sounds of Palestrina and J.S. Bach to favourites by Sir David Willcocks and a new arrangement by Canadian composer Sarah MacDonald, join MOTET Chamber Choir as we celebrate this most wonderful time of year and take you on a musical journey to Epiphany. Admission is by donation. All ages warmly welcomed. www.MOTET.ca

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]

PROJECT ADVANCE UPDATE:

As per December 27, 2018 we have received a total donation of: $ 85,088.75 from 469 parishioners

To donate online and designate our parish as the recipient, please visit https://rcav.org/donate-project-advance/ Thank you for your generosity

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PRESCHOOL

Open House and Registration to join Our Lady of Fatima Preschool for Sep. 2019 – June, 2020 will take place 28 Jan. 2019, from 6:30 -7:30pm at the Fatima Centre Gym, 315 Walker St., Coquitlam. The children who complete our program will be prepared for a French Immersion or an English kindergarten program. A Christ Our Life Religion program is also introduced in the 4- year-old program. For information call Mme. Viola or Mme. Eun Jung at  604-936-4250   

YOUNG ADULT ALTAR SERVER

Young Adult Ministry are now accepting 18-30 year-old single male volunteers for altar serving. Training will be provided. For info, please text Melanie at 604-441-4953

 ST. THOMAS MORE COLLEGIATE
The St. Thomas More Collegiate Open House is on Tuesday January 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm in the school gymnasium. The evening is open to both parents and grade 7 students. The application Deadline is on Monday January 21, 2019. The Placement Test for students entering grade 8 in September 2019 is on Wednesday January 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm. To register for this placement test, parents must fill out an application online. Please note: Application to STMC are now done entirely online. The following link will take you to the online Application Portal of our new website. Once you create an account, you will be able to complete the application for admission for your child. https://stthomasmorecollegiate.ca/apply/applyto-stmc-2/ For more information on school admission, please visit our website or contact Maria Cirillo, Registrar at [email protected]

 

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL PRAYER GROUP 

Every 2nd and 4th Monday from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Children’s Room (Adoration Chapel Entrance).

Night Prayer, Rosary, Faith Study, Divine Mercy before the Blessed Sacrament, Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Blessing and Veneration of Holy Relics of Saints. 

January meetings: Jan. 14 (Wisdom in Finances) & Jan. 28 (Wisdom in Relationships)

 

YOUNG ADULTS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM
Leadership Program is designed to provide valuable skills that will assist you to succeed in the REAL WORLD. Learn to have successful transition from University to Corporate World or move up from entry level to Leadership role. Next program is on Jan 20, 2019-12:15 pm at church basement. Topic: Strategic Thinking

 


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

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