January 27, 2019 * 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time *
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
Catholic Press Collection: Feb. 2-3, 2019
February is Catholic Press Month and with it comes the annual Catholic Press Collection. On Feb. 2-3, there will be a second collection at all parishes in the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
This is a great opportunity for parishioners
to show their appreciation for receiving The B.C. Catholic. The collection helps defray your parish’s costs for mailing the paper. For those who don’t receive it, it’s also a great chance to help out as all the money collected
stays in the parish.
Please give generously Feb. 2-3 so we can continue to deliver this vital, award-winning publication to parishioners in the Archdiocese of Vancouver. Please visit www.bccatholic.ca for more info on the Catholic Press Collection and the Catholic Press Association.
101 Questions about the Catholic Mass
This question and answer is intended as a resource for those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Mass. It is included as part of a series from Thy Kingdom Come, Inc. called The Catholic Mass… Revealed!
What is the greatest act of the Church?
The greatest act of the Church is the liturgy. The Liturgy is made up of the Mass, the Sacraments, and the Divine Office. The Mass (from missa, which means oblation, initiation, assembly, and dismissal) and the Eucharist (which means “thanksgiving”)
are at the heart and center of the liturgy. The Holy Eucharist is the font of life that cleanses and nourishes us with God’s grace to live, not for ourselves but for God, in a communion of love with God and our neighbor.
Children’s Liturgy volunteer in need for Saturday/Sunday service, please call/text Myla Reddy @ 604-783-7141
OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL, BURNABY.
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.
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019
05:00 pm : † Pantaleon & Gillerma Talaugon
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2019
09:00 am : † Clemencia Mendoza Punzal
11:00 am : Sonia Westgeest
MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019
08:00 am : † Molly Tak
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2019
08:00 am : † Isabel & Guillermo Duran
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2019
08:00 am : † Maria Gloria Couto
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019
08:00 am : Therese Pacheco-Special Intention
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019
09:00 am : † Jesse S. Corrales
07:00 pm : † Danillo Caparros
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019
09:00 am : Carlee Nina Vasquez
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our long time parishioner:
† Mr. Ernesto Pineda
on January 20th 2019
He was member of 5 pm Mass Choir in our parish.
Please pray for the eternal rest of his soul.
“Go, eat rich foods and drink sweet drinks, and allot portions to those who had nothing prepared…” (Nehemiah 8:10)
Ezra’s instructions to the people show us that God does not forbid us from enjoying the good things in life. He wants us to be happy! However, God expects us to be grateful for all that He has given us and to generously share our blessings with those
who are in need without expecting anything in return.
Copyright &2019 Archdiocese of St. Louis
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.
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
II. The Church—Body of Christ
“The Church is the Bride of Christ “
796 The unity of Christ and the Church, head and members of one Body, also implies the distinction of the two within a personal relationship. This aspect is often expressed by the image of bridegroom and bride. The theme of Christ as
Bridegroom of the Church was prepared for by the prophets and announced by John the Baptist.234 The Lord referred to himself as the “bridegroom.”235 The Apostle speaks of the whole Church and of each of the faithful, members of his Body, as
a bride “betrothed” to Christ the Lord so as to become but one spirit with him.236 The Church is the spotless bride of the spotless Lamb.237 “Christ loved the Church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her.”238 He has
joined her with himself in an everlasting covenant and never stops caring for her as for his own body:239
“The two will become one flesh. This is a great mystery, and I am applying it to Christ and the Church.”240And the Lord himself says in the Gospel: “So they are no longer two, but one flesh.”241 They are, in fact, two different
persons, yet they are one in the conjugal union, . . . as head, he calls himself the bridegroom, as body, he calls himself “bride.”242
FORMED.ORG The Catholic On Demand, free videos, movies, Audio Books and eBooks is now available for parishioners. Inspiring, educational and entertaining for all ages. Register at www.formed.org enter parish code ZGFK4W.
For questions, contact Thelma at [email protected]
BOOK REVIEW BY LITO
This new column is contributed by Lito Aurellado, one of RCIA catechists in our parish. The following is the second part of his summary for Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms written by Adam C. Blai.
Blai states that there are some fundamental concepts in order for us to form a correct and effective perspective in fighting against the evil one. The important ones are:
Demons are fallen angels who God cast down to earth to roam here until the final judgment. They test a human’s exercise of his free will.
God has not abandoned us, always present and completely in control of what evil spirits can do. Human spirits in Purgatory generally communicate a need for us to pray for them or to help them with unfinished restitution of a sin. They have no
intention of harming us.
Demons can only do whatever legal rights people have given them by their free will choices. God does not interfere with our free will. Anyone can choose to form a relationship with demons even if he is a baptized Christian. Once a person assigns
his legal rights to demons, those rights must be removed before the demons can be cast away. Sometimes parents make free will choices for their children in favor of demons (parents consecrating their children to the evil one). Also the free will
choices of ancestors for their family line can give legal rights to demons’ interaction. However, legal rights can be renounced by the current generation so as to break the curse on the family line.
Spiritual problems are corrective experiences allowed by God. (An example would be the story of Job.) There are five types of spiritual cases:1) Souls in Purgatory signaling a need for prayer (hauntings),2) Demons pretending to be human souls,3) Demonic infestations of places,4) Demonic oppression of people,5) Demonic possession of people.
To resolve a human spirit haunting – pray for the dead, preferably in the form of a Mass. A “curse” is a demon out to harm a person. But a curse generally has no effect on people who obey God and live a proper sacramental life.
Demonic infestations are best handled by trained clergy.
They often involve house exorcisms. Demonic oppression – are addressed through correcting the spiritual life and fully participating in the sacraments. Deliverance prayer is needed.
Demonic possession – the demon has gained the right to take over the body. This is treated by exorcism, which can only be done by a priest with the permission of his bishop.
(to be continued…)
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. Next meeting on Jan. 28 (Wisdom in Relationships)
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Indonesian Catholic Society UKIBC invites us to join Chinese New Year Celebration on Sunday, February 3 from 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm at Continental Seafood Restaurant, #150 -11700 Cambie Road, Richmond. For a $60 ticket/person you
can enjoy excellent food, Lion Dance, Karaoke and chances to win raffle tickets and IPhone X grand prize.
Please contact Lili (604-721-1222), Yoke (604-440-3124) or Melanie (604-441-4953) for ticket.
Our parish is inviting all young men (Gr. 7 and above) to attend and join a weekend Live-In at Seminary of Christ the King in Mission on the weekend of February 8 – 10. Anyone planning to come should fill out the application form
available at the church foyer and submit it to Ralph/Nolisa Guerra (778-898-1220/604-240-1353) or parish office no later than February 3.
We’re in need of volunteers to give ride for senior to attend 11 am Mass on Sundays. If you’re able to help on any Sunday, please contact Melanie at 604-441- 4953 for schedule and information.
WORLD DAY FOR CONSECRATED LIFE
The World Day for Consecrated Life was instituted by Pope John Paul II in 1997, a day of prayer for women and men who have devoted their lives to God in consecrated life.
Join Archbishop Miller, CSB, in celebrating and witnessing the renewal of vows of those consecrated to God at Mass on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Vancouver. All are welcome. Please pray for all who
have made commitments in the consecrated life. https://rcav.org/world-day-for-consecrated-life.
THE MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY CO-WORKER
The followings are the one year schedule for 2019 (Please mark your calendar on every 2nd Sunday of the month):
Feb 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 7 *It’s a first Sunday of the month, everyone is welcome to join. We booked the door is open and we are going to cook soup and hot dog at 9am and to serve at 12 p.m. we are making
food for 300 people.
July 14, Aug 11, Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8 Please contact Melanie at 604-441-4953 if you’re coming so we can coordinate the rides. THANK YOU ALL…
SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULES
|Saturday Mass of Anticipation:||5:00 pm|
|Sunday:||9:00 am and |
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
|Monday - Thursday:||8:00 am|
|Friday:||9:00 am and |
|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.|
|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
|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
Office : 604.585.6688
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:
PARISH MINISTRY AND ORGANIZATION
|Organization||Contact & Phone|
|Building Maintenance||Josef Bauer|
|Catholic Women's League CWL||Elaine Tan|
|Choir - 5:00pm||Cherry Ocampo|
|Choir - 9:00am||Maria Mabel Roca|
|Choir - 11:00am||Charles Desouza|
|Co-Worker of MC||Melanie|
|Counters - Group I||Eleanora McGhee|
|Counters - Group II||Elvira Acosta|
|Couples for Christ||Gerry Andrada|
|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion||Sharon Assumption|
|Flower Arrangement||Clemence Jamen|
|Foods for the Poor||Brad|
|Hand Maids of the Lord||Irene|
|Healing Ministry/St. Peregrine Healing Prayer||Lila Caldera|
|Indonesian Community||Iwan Kuntjoro|
|Knights of Columbus||Raphael|
|Legion of Mary (English)||Terri Oro|
|Legion of Mary (English Jr.)||Edna |
|Legion of Mary (Spanish Group)||Norma|
|Liturgical Committee||Deacon Ken|
|Lord of Pardon Society||Josie Luciano|
|Opus Dei (Ladies)||Melanie Dee|
|Opus Dei (Gents)||Peter Nation|
|OLM Gym Inquiries||Jacqueline Gastaldo|
|OLM School Principal||Neva Grout|
|Migrant Ministry||Ralph Guerra|
|Mustard Seed - Prayer Group||Gina|
|Parish Office||Novita Ong|
|Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)||Marivic Cregan|
|Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Contacts :|
|RCIA Coordinator||Valder Belgrave|
|Newcomer - Inquiry Coordinator||Susan Silveira|
|Safe Environment||Jane Wangersky|
|Society of Saint Vincent de Paul||Brad Garisto|
|Usher 5:00 PM||Roger Lawrence|
|Usher 9:00 AM||Paul Cunha|
|Usher 11:00 AM||David Huen|
|Youth Ministry||Gustav/Melanie Arinzol|
|VANSPEC One-on-one Catechism Registration||Jane Wangersky|
email : [email protected] bc.ca