February 10, 2019 * 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time *
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
|Feb 10, 12:30 pm||Children Baptism: Ma. Juliana Dizon Domingo.|
|Feb 11, 11:00 am||World Day of the Sick Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Vancouver.|
|Feb 16, 11:00 am||Wedding of : Alejandro Herrera & XC Joy Sabio.|
|Feb 16, 12:10 pm||40 DFL Spiritual Retreat Kick-Off Holy Rosary Cathedral.|
|Feb 16, 5:00 pm||First Holy Communion Mass #3|
|Feb 18||Family Day Daily Mass starts at 9 am.|
|Feb 21, 7:00 pm||Prayer Vigil for †Joyce Codron at Church.|
|Feb 22, 11:00 am||Funeral Mass — †Joyce Codron.|
|Feb 23, 10:30 am||Missionaries of Charity Co-Worker – monthly Mass at MC House.|
Children’s Liturgy volunteer in need for Saturday/Sunday service, please call/text Myla Reddy @ 604-783-7141
OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL, BURNABY.
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019
05:00 pm : Gary & Diana Westgeest.
06:30 pm : HEALING PRAYER SERVICE
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019
09:00 am : † Vic San Gabriel
11:00 am : † Antonio, Gloria & Jaime Couto
12:30 pm : Baptism: Ma. Juliana D. Domingo
MONDAY, FEBUARY 11, 2019
08:00 am : † Rio Padayhad
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2019
08:00 am : † Maximino T ambogon
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2019
08:00 am : † Juanita G. Webb
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2019
08:00 am : † Felipe Siglos Sr.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019
09:00 am : † Rita Daly
07:00 pm : † Isabel & Guillermo Duran
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019
09:00 am : Fatima Taguinod-Thanksgiving
11:00 am : Wedding: Alejandro Herrera & XC Sabio
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?’ ‘Here I am ,’ I said, ‘send me!'” (Isaiah 6:8)
Every day, in little ways and in big ways, God asks, “Whom shall I send?” Whether it is someone to take on a new ministry, to give a friendly smile to a stranger or say a word of encouragement to a friend, God constantly provides opportunities
to help someone in need. The next time you hear God calling, have the courage to walk through the door and say “Here I am , Lord.”
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 put their name in the bulletin, kindly contact the office.
Paragraph 2 The Church—People of God, Body of Christ, Temple of the Holy Spirit
III. The Church Is the Temple of the Holy Spirit
801 It is in this sense that discernment of charisms is always necessary. No charism is exempt from being referred and submitted to the Church’s shepherds. “Their office [is] not indeed to extinguish the Spirit, but to test all
things and hold fast to what is good,”254 so that all the diverse and complementary charisms work together “for the common good.”255 IN BRIEF
802 Christ Jesus “gave himself for us to redeem us from all iniquity and to purify for himself a people of his own” (Titus2:14).
803 “You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people” (1 Pet 2:9).
804 One enters into the People of God by faith and Baptism. “All men are called to belong to the new People of God” (LG 13), so that, in Christ, “men may form one family and one People of God” (AG 1).
805 The Church is the Body of Christ. Through the Spirit and his action in the sacraments, above all the Eucharist, Christ, who once was dead and is now risen, establishes the community of believers as his own Body.
806 In the unity of this Body, there is a diversity of members and functions. All members are linked to one another, especially to those who are suffering, to the poor and persecuted.
807 The Church is this Body of which Christ is the head: she lives from him, in him, and for him; he lives with her and in her.
808 The Church is the Bride of Christ: he loved her and handed himself over for her. He has purified her by his blood and made her the fruitful mother of all God’s children.
809 The Church is the Temple of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is the soul, as it were, of the Mystical Body, the source of its life, of its unity in diversity, and of the riches of its gifts and charisms.
810 “Hence the universal Church is seen to be ‘a people brought into unity from the unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit'” (LG 4 citing St. Cyprian, De Dom. orat. 23: PL 4, 553).
101 Questions about the Catholic Mass :
How should I approach the Mass?
As faithful Catholics, our devotion to the Mass is based on faith, and we practice devotion with our will, which is guided by our mind as it grasps the truth of the Mass. As we grasp the truth of the Mass and cooperate with God’s grace to believe these truths with our mind and choose to be reverent with our will, then we can please God by our active participation in the Mass with faith and devotion. Any error we might have concerning the truth of the Mass will lessen our ability to receive its supernatural fruits. This is why it is so important to learn about the Mass.
BOOK REVIEW BY LITOThis new column is contributed by Lito Aurellado, one of RCIA catechists in our parish. The following is the fourth/last part of his summary for Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms written by Adam C. Blai.❄❄❄❄❄❄❄
The Church cautions that exorcism can only be performed by priests who have specific permission from their bishops. No lay person is allowed to perform the official rite of exorcism or any part of it. Other religious groups sometimes pray over people to rid them of evil spirits. This could be dangerous because the demon knows who among those in the room praying have weak faith. The demon could transfer to them.
God has given us powerful weapons to combat demons. These are:
c) Sacramentals, and
d) Discernment of Spirits.
Prayer said against a demon that is not from the heart has little or no effect. People should seek the blessing of the priest as often as is reasonable. The house should be blessed yearly, as well as the mode of transportation. Blessed holy symbols should be in each room of the house. The faithful should wear blessed objects. The sacraments particularly the Eucharist and Confession, are important for those struggling to free themselves from a demon and its effects. People who experience spiritual problems are usually those who have drifted away from the sacraments.
The effect of sacramentals is not guaranteed, though. The faith and spiritual state of the person using them has an impact in their effectiveness. Holy water and crucifixes are common sacramentals. Discernment of spirits is a gift of the Holy Spirit. But we must be careful because discernment of spirits can be partly or wholly imagination. It must be well validated and tested before it can be relied on.
Three Signs of Discernment of spirits Possession
1. Ability to speak with some facility in a strange tongue or to understand it when spoken by another.
2. The faculty of divulging future and hidden events.
3. Display of power which are beyond the subject’s age and natural condition.
Demons are responsible for exciting the memory and the imagination, which could result to temptations, a prompting to do something against God’s law.
There are at two ways to experience the extraordinary action of fallen angels:
- by entering into relationships with them or
- by closing off their access to tempt us so they are forced to confront us face to face.
Blai concludes that what is important in our spiritual warfare is our relationship with God. It is about repentance, learning about God, and engaging in a personal relationship with Him. For the Catholic that means participating in the sacramental life, regular sincere prayer, and spiritual life. (to be continued…)
CATHOLIC WEDDING FOR CIVILLY MARRIED COUPLES
If you are civilly married and would now like to have your marriage recognized by the Church, there will be a great opportunity to do so again this year on September 21 at a Mass Wedding to be officiated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB. An Information and Processing session is scheduled at 6:00 pm, on February 12 at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Surrey school auditorium. Come, register and start the documentation of your case. For more information, contact OLGC parish office 604 581 4141 or Deacon Greg Barcelon at 604 771 2975 or email [email protected]
FORMED.ORG: FREE SUBSCRIPTION FOR OLM
The Catholic On Demand videos, movies, Audio Books and eBooks. Inspiring, educational and entertaining for all ages. Register at www.formed.org enter parish code ZGFK4W. For questions, contact Thelma at [email protected]
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.
THE MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY CO-WORKER
There will be no street ministry this month as the Sisters will be having a retreat, but we will still meet on Sunday, Feb 10 from 1 pm to 2 pm for prayers and teachings. On Saturday, Feb 23 we have a monthly mass at the MC house start at 10:30 am and followed by Eucharistic procession. Anyone plan to join needs to advise Melanie at 604-441-4953 for ride arrangement.
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
40 DFL Spiritual Retreat
Kick-off Mass; Confession; Eucharistic Adoration; Spiritual Reflections; Social afterwards
Date: Saturday, Feb 16, 2019
Location: Holy Rosary Cathedral
Time: 12:10 PM Mass onwards
40 DFL Kick-Off Mass
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Location: Mass at Holy Name, then On-Site vigil at BC Women’s Hospital
Time: 11:00 PM
MONTHLY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION – intensive prayer
With Scriptural Rosaries during a 3-hour Eucharistic Adoration, this month’s will be on Sunday, Feb. 24, 1:00-4:00 pm, in the Holy Spirit Church, 244 Lawrence Street, New Westminster.
NO GST OFFER AT GARDENS OF GETHSEMANI
Set aside your sacred burial space. No GST offer on traditional in-ground burial plots only. Limited time offer available until Feb. 28, 2019. Book an appointment at 604-531-2141. Cannot be combined with other offers. Promotion offered by Catholic Cemeteries.
RETROUVAILLE – A lifeline for trouble marriages
The next program is scheduled for the weekend of April 5 – 7, 2019 at Barnabas Landing, on beautiful Keats Island. For more details please visit our websites www.retrouvaillevancouver.com and/or www.helpourmarriage.org or phone 604-530-6710 and leave a message, to be called back. All inquiries are confidential.
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
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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