February 3, 2019 * 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time *
Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung
|DATE||DAY / EVENTS|
|Feb 5||St. Agatha|
|Feb 6||St. Paul Miki and companions, Martyrs|
|Feb 8||St. Josephine Bakhita|
|Feb 8-10||Vocation Live-In (Please refer to page 3 below for details)|
|Feb 10||12:15 pm : Young Adult Leadership Program at Church Basement|
|Feb 11||World Day of the Sick|
|Feb 14||St. Cyril, Monk and St. Methodius, Bishop|
|Feb 21||7:00 pm : Prayer Vigil for † Joyce Codron at Church|
|Feb 22||11:00 am : Funeral Mass for † Joyce Codron|
|Feb 23||St. Polycarp, Bishop, Martyr|
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 2, 2019
05:00 pm : † Mani P.
06:30 pm : INDONESIAN MASS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019
09:00 am : † Clemencia Mendoza Punzal
11:00 am : Myla Bicol – special intention
07:00 pm : FILIPINO MASS
MONDAY, FEBUARY 4, 2019
08:00 am : † Isabel & Guillermo Duran
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2019
08:00 am : † Corazon Dela Vina Raymundo
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2019
08:00 am : Joe Bogart – healing
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019
08:00 am : † Rio Padayhad
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2019
09:00 am : Wayne Tak – special intention
07:00 pm : † Maria Kim Gum Ok
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019
09:00 am : † Ricardo & Calixta Semblante
If you wish to offer for a Mass intention, please come to the parish office.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, it is not pompous.” (1 Corinthians 13:4)
Do you get jealous? Do you focus more on the things that other people have than on the gifts that God has given to you? Are you pompous? Do you acquire more possessions to impress others? At times we are all guilty of these things. Pray for more humility. Pray to become less “self-centered” and become more “God-centered”.
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
797 “What the soul is to the human body, the Holy Spirit is to the Body of Christ, which is the Church.”243 “To this Spirit of Christ, as an invisible principle, is to be ascribed the fact that all the parts of the body are joined one with the other and with their exalted head; for the whole Spirit of Christ is in the head, the whole Spirit is in the body, and the whole Spirit is in each of the members.”244 The Holy Spirit makes the Church “the temple of the living God”: 245 Indeed, it is to the Church herself that the “Gift of God” has been entrusted. . . . It is in her that communion with Christ has been deposited, that is to say: the Holy Spirit, the pledge of incorruptibility, the strengthening of our faith and the ladder of our ascent to God. . . . For where the Church is, there also is God’s Spirit; where God’s Spirit is, there is the Church and every grace.246
798 The Holy Spirit is “the principle of every vital and truly saving action in each part of the Body.”247 He works in many ways to build up the whole Body in charity:248 by God’s Word “which is able to build you up”;249 by Baptism, through which he forms Christ’s Body;250 by the sacraments, which give growth and healing to Christ’s members; by “the grace of the apostles, which holds first place among his gifts”;251 by the virtues, which make us act according to what is good; finally, by the many special graces (called “charisms”), by which he makes the faithful “fit and ready to undertake various tasks and offices for the renewal and building up of the Church.”252 Charisms
799 Whether extraordinary or simple and humble, charisms are graces of the Holy Spirit which directly or indirectly benefit the Church, ordered as they are to her building up, to the good of men, and to the needs of the world.
800 Charisms are to be accepted with gratitude by the person who receives them and by all members of the Church as well. They are a wonderfully rich grace for the apostolic vitality and for the holiness of the entire Body of Christ, provided they really are genuine gifts of the Holy Spirit and are used in full conformity with authentic promptings of this same Spirit, that is, in keeping with charity, the true measure of all charisms. 253
Children’s Liturgy volunteers in need for Saturday/Sunday service, please call/text : Myla Reddy @ 604-783-7141
101 Questions about the Catholic Mass
Where does the Mass come from?
Jesus Christ, Who is the God-Man, revealed the Mass at the Last Supper, before He died on the Cross, to redeem the world from sin and death. He instituted the Mass and the Eucharist to perpetuate the Sacrifice of the Cross-to be continued through the ages until the end of time, as He said, “Do this in remembrance of Me”.
BOOK REVIEW BY LITO
This new column is contributed by Lito Aurellado, one of RCIA catechists in our parish. The following is the third part of his summary for Hauntings, Possessions, and Exorcisms written by Adam C. Blai.❄❄❄❄❄❄
Majority of demonic complaints are caused either by misunderstandings, medical illness, or mental illness. The best action during cases of possession is to subject the person under medical supervision while addressing spiritual issues.
The devil resorts to con games in order to get the free-will permission from the targeted person.
Blai states some basic rules that demons operate under:❤ Demons cannot do anything extraordinary without initial permission (requires an act of free will from the targeted person).❤ Demons can use deception to gain rights over a person.❤ Demons will not stop interfering with a person or space until told to leave explicitly by the authority of God through the ministry of the Church.
Types of Spiritual Intervention :❤ Magical thinking – assumes that if one knows enough information and then applies it through proper behaviors and willpower, one will achieve a result. “My will be done” thinking.❤ Religious thinking – assumes that God is the only authority and that people serve God’s will. “Thy will be done” thinking.
Exorcism is a sacramental. The Catholic Catechism writes, “When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism. Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Church has received the power and office of exorcising…Exorcism is directed at the expulsion of demons or to the liberation of demonic possession through the spiritual authority which Jesus entrusted to his Church.” (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]
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.
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 4.
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.
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.
Sundays-12:15 pm at church basement.
Upcoming Monthly Topics :
- Feb 10, 2019 Key Strength & Core Values
- Mar 17, 2019 Change, Challenges, Opps
- Apr 21, 2019 Time Management
- May 19, 2019 Power Empowerment
- Jun 16, 2019 Trust, Intelligence, Confidence
- Jul 21, 2019 Decision Making Skills
- Aug 18, 2019 Building Network & Mentorship
Please note that the meeting on Feb 17 is changed to Feb 10.
MOLEBEN FOR ST. TERESA
Holy Eucharist Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral recently acquired an icon of St. Teresa of Calcutta and firstclass relics. The Moleben (Prayer service and blessing of relics) is
every first Thursday of the month at 7pm at Holy Eucharist Cathedral, 501 4th Ave, New Westminster.
For more information, call 604-704- 5889 or contact: [email protected]
THE CATHOLIC FAITH – IN PLAIN ENGLISH
Learn the teachings and practices of the Catholic faith in this robust course, suitable for all adult learners including Catholics and non-Catholics.
You can attend all sessions or drop in for specific topics as you please; there is no cost or pre-registration required. This course is taught by Fr. Vincent Hawkswell (retired pastor and B.C. Catholic editor) and Maureen Creelman (retired high school math and physics teacher).
This course now runs every Sunday until June 2 (2 p.m. – 4 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre), repeated Monday until June 3 (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish in West Vancouver and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the John Paul II Pastoral Centre).
For more info and the list of topics and dates, visit https://rcav.org/adult-catechesiscourse/.
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