Our Lady Of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin For December 9, 2018
2nd Sunday of Advent

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December 9, 2018 * 2nd Sunday of Advent *

Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka

Deacon: Kenneth Fung



IMPORTANT DATES :

Dec 8
05.00 pm
:ADVENT PARISH MISSION
Introductory Mission Sermon
Dec 11 –13
07.00 pm
:ADVENT PARISH MISSION
Mission Talk (page 3 for details)
Dec 11 –13:Confession during Parish Mission
(Please refer to page 3 for details)
Dec 16-24
06.00 am
:Misa De Gallo (Simbang Gabi)
(Please refer to page 3 for details)
Dec 16
12:15 pm
:Young Adult Leadership Program
at Church Basement
Dec 20
07.00 pm
:Advent Penitential Service
at Our Lady of Mercy Parish

 

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.



WORLD MISSION MONTH
Sunday, October 21, 2018

Today, on World Mission Sunday, we are invited to celebrate our mission’s vocation, to pray for the people who are actively engaged in mission, and to generously contribute to our worldwide mission solidarity fund through this collection. Your gift on this day helps:

• People in remote villages, towns and cities, through the witness and work of missionaries and local priests;

• Children, the elderly, refugees, the sick, and orphans through the services of religious Sisters and Brothers;

• To bring the Gospel to the poorest of our human family;

• Catechists proclaim the message of hope and peace that only Christ can give. Please offer your prayers for the work of the Church in the missions today and be as generous as you can on World Mission Sunday.



WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018
05:00 pm : Jose Reagan & Milagros Balanay 20th Anniversary
06:30 pm : Healing Prayer

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018
09:00 am : † Edwardo Tangan
11:00 am : † Toni Vanden Dool
12:30 pm : CHILDREN BAPTISM

MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018
08:00 am : † Frank & Dina Parolin

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018
08:00 am : † Julia R. Macapinlac

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018
08:00 am : Therese Pacheco (in honor of St. Lucy)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2018
08:00 am : † Kyle Stapleton

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2018
09:00 am : Kemal’s (Birthday)
07:00 pm : John Suh Jung Hyun

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2018
09:00 am : † Anna Lee Mugeun
11:00 am : † Funeral Mass of Peter Zanotto

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




STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value…” PHILIPPIANS 1:9-10

Glittery holiday ads can blind us to our stewardship values and distort our needs and wants. It is important that during this season of endless buying we remember that each of us also has the need to give back to God and to those that are in need .

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 Phan

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 Church – both visible and spiritual 

These dimensions together constitute “one complex reality which comes together from a human and a divine element”:
The Church is essentially both human and divine, visible but endowed with invisible realities, zealous in action and dedicated to contemplation, present in the world, but as a pilgrim, so constituted that in her the human is directed toward and subordinated to the divine, the visible to the invisible, action to contemplation, and this present world to that city yet to come, the object of our quest.
O humility! O sublimity! Both tabernacle of cedar and sanctuary of God; earthly dwelling and celestial palace; house of clay and royal hall; body of death and temple of light; and at last both object of scorn to the proud and bride of Christ! She is black but beautiful, O daughters of Jerusalem, for even if the labor and pain of her long exile may have discolored her, yet heaven’s beauty has adorned her.

The Church – mystery of man’s union with God

772 It is in the Church that Christ fulfills and reveals his own mystery as the purpose of God’s plan: “to unite all things in him.” St. Paul calls the nuptial union of Christ and the Church “a great mystery.” Because she is united to Christ as to her bride-groom, she becomes a mystery in her turn. Contemplating this mystery in her, Paul exclaims: “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

773 In the Church this communion of men with God, in the “love [that] never ends,” is the purpose which governs everything in her that is a sacramental means, tied to this passing world. “[The Church’s] structure is totally ordered to the holiness of Christ’s members. And holiness is measured according to the ‘great mystery’ in which the Bride responds with the gift of love to the gift of the Bridegroom.” Mary goes before us all in the holiness that is the Church’s mystery as “the bride without spot or wrinkle.” This is why the “Marian” dimension of the Church precedes the “Petrine.”

 

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

DateLocation
Tuesday, Dec 11thSaint Patrick’s Parish 22561 – 121 Avenue, Maple Ridge Starts at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Dec 12thAll Saints Parish 821 Fairfax St., Coquitlam
Thursday, Dec 13thSaint Joseph’s Parish 140 Moody St., Port Moody
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



HIGHSCHOOLS CONFESSIONS AT 9:30AM

DateLocation
Wednesday, Dec 12thSt. Thomas More Collegiate
Thursday, Dec 13thArchbishop Carney

 

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 .

 

 

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

 

ADVENT PARISH MISSION WITH FATHER LARRE

DON’T BE AFRAID! COME HOME TO JESUS!

(Saturday, Dec. 8th to Thursday, Dec. 13th)

Tues. Dec. 11th to Thurs, Dec 13th :
Confessions: from 12noon to 1pm; from 4pm to 6:25pm
Rosary Prayer: 6:10pm Mass: 6:30pm
Mission Talk: 7pm

Confessions Every Night After the Mission Talks.

MISSION TALK:

Tues. Dec. 11th: Clinging to Faith in a Godless Society

Wed. Dec. 12th: Maintaining Hope in Hopeless Situations

Thurs. Dec. 13th: Bringing Love to a Violent, Hateful Society

For more information: OLM Parish  604-522-5733  or E-mail: [email protected]

 


SIMBANG GABI
Simbang Gabi,the devotional nine-day series of Masses in anticipation of Christmas and to honour Mother Mary, will be held at several parishes within our Archdiocese. To kick-off Simbang Gabi, join us for a Commissioning Mass on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 pm at Holy Rosary Cathedral. Representatives of each parish hosting Simbang Gabi will be present. Participating parishes and schedules can be found at: https://rcav.org/simbang-gabi/ 

Misa de Gallo (Simbang Gabi)

at Our Lady of Mercy Parish

Dec 16 (Sunday) to Dec  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.

BIKES FOR SALE
There are several used but still in good condition bikes available. For a minimum donation of $50 you can get a bike with a helmet. Cash or cheque payment should be made payable to Our Lady of Mercy Parish. No tax receipt will be issued. Anyone interested may contact Melanie at  604-441-4953  or 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

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 MCMelanie
604.441.4953

Deacon 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 RegistrationJane Wangersky
email : [email protected] bc.ca