Our Lady Of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin For February 10, 2019
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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February 10, 2019 * 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time *

Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka

Deacon: Kenneth Fung

 

DATE
EVENTS
Feb 10, 12:30 pmChildren Baptism: Ma. Juliana Dizon Domingo.
Feb 11, 11:00 amWorld Day of the Sick Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Vancouver.
Feb 16, 11:00 amWedding of : Alejandro Herrera & XC Joy Sabio.
Feb 16, 12:10 pm40 DFL Spiritual Retreat Kick-Off Holy Rosary Cathedral.
Feb 16, 5:00 pmFirst Holy Communion Mass #3
Feb 18Family Day Daily Mass starts at 9 am.
Feb 21, 7:00 pmPrayer Vigil for †Joyce Codron at Church.
Feb 22, 11:00 amFuneral Mass — †Joyce Codron.
Feb 23, 10:30 amMissionaries of Charity Co-Worker – monthly Mass at MC House.

 

 

 

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



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.

 




STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“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.



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

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 LITO

This 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.
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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:

a) Prayers,

b) Sacraments,

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]

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.

 


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

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:

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