Our Lady Of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin For March 10, 2019
1st Sunday of Lent

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1st Sunday of Lent * March 10, 2019 *

Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung

 

DATE
EVENTS
March 13
9:30 am
STMC Penance Service
at Church
March 19Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
March 24
3 pm
The Rosary Project: Joyful Mysteries
by MOTET Chamber Choir
At Church (see page 3 for details)
March 25The Annunciation of the Lord

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Anyone would like to volunteer as a receptionist at the YVR airport chapel please contact: Dennis Kirkley at 778-241-4122

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, MARCH 9, 2019
05:00 pm : † Pedro E. Garcia Healing Prayer

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019
09:00 am : Elaine Tan – Special Intention
11:00 am : Romeo Taruc-Healing
12:30 pm : Children Baptism

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019
08:00 am : Therese Pacheco – Special Intention

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019
08:00 am : † Bob Byers

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2019
08:00 am : † Helena Fehr

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019
08:00 am : † Charita R amos

FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019
09:00 am : † Doria
07:00 pm : † Ramie Flores

SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019
09:00 am : Ngu Thi Phan – Special Intention

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

 

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
Rosa Maria Santos, Sydney Shanti, Lourdes Andal, Dianne Slaght, Candida De Souza, Jean Lopez, Alan Hall, Christina Jasinska, Nilcar Donato, Elvira Acosta, 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.



STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“I have now brought you the first fruits of the products of the soil which you, O Lord, have given to me.” (Deuteronomy 26:10)

This line from the Old Testament offers two challenges. First, do you give to God from your “first fruits”, the best that you have to offer, or do you give from what is leftover? Second, do you recognize that everything you have has been given to you by God? Ask God for a grateful and generous heart, every day, in all circumstances.

Copyright &2019 Archdiocese of St. Louis

REQUIESCAT IN PACE
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our long time parishioner,
Mrs. Demetria Rabang
on Tuesday, March 5th 2019.
Prayer Vigil: Wednesday, March 13th at 6 pm
Funeral Mass: Thursday, March 14th at 11 am.
Please pray for the eternal rest of her soul.

 

101 Questions about the Catholic Mass

Why do we have to go t Mass on Sundays (and Holy Days of Obligation)?

Sunday is a holyday because Jesus made it holy by His resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday, the Holy Spirit made it holy by descending from Heaven on the apostolic Church on Pentecost Sunday.

From the beginning of the Church, Sunday has been designated “The Lord’s Day” (Rev. 1:10).

By her authority, the Church has made every Sunday a day of obligation, and she has designated a few other days of the year, which are of special liturgical importance, as Holy Days of Obligation.

Attending Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation is a grave obligation unless there is a serious reason for being unable to attend (which does not include vacation-when a Catholic church is accessible).

 

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] The Spirituality of Lent is now available on FORMED

 

FRIDAY SCHEDULE DURING LENT SEASON

9:00 am : Morning Mass followed by Adoration

3:00 pm : Chaplet of Divine Mercy

6:00 pm : Benediction

6:30 pm : Stations of the Cross

7:00 pm : Evening Mass

 

40 DAYS FOR LIFE SPRING 2019 CAMPAIGN

The campaign for Vancouver 40 Days for Life will take place from Wed, March 6 to Sun, April 6, 2019.

We encourage our parishioners to take part in this campaign by committing to an hour to stand vigil at Women’s Hospital at West 32nd Ave and Willow Street, Vancouver daytime hours between 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, with Eucharistic Adoration or time in chapel the early morning/evening hours-24 hour vigil date.

Our parish date is Friday, March 29. (24 hours beginning at midnight to midnight).

A sign-up sheet will be at the back of the church and we encourage you to take an hour. Thank you for helping with this very important endeavor to end abortion in Canada.

Website: http:// www.40daysforlife.com/vancouver-2 to view the map of the location plus other valuable information.

 

DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES

– Our Lady of Good Counsel Society In Affiliation with the Vancouver Archdiocesan Catholic Women’s League 23rd Annual General Meeting.

Wednesday, March 27 at 7:00pm

Registration begins at 6:30pm

All Saints Parish Hall – 821 Fairfax St. Coquitlam BC

*2019 memberships are $15/calendar year*

 

RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND FOR COUPLES (April 5 -7)

Is your marriage going down the right road . . . or is it a little off track?

Life can be difficult, and so can the challenges you face in marriage.

Does the distance between you seem wide?

Are you already separated? Looking for a better way?

Retrouvaille can help and offers hope for a better relationship.

Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. Retrouvaille can help get your relationship back on track.

For more information about an upcoming Retrouvaille Weekend program for couples, contact our registration team at 604-530-6710 (and leave a message to be called back) or visit our websites: www.retrouvaillevancouver.com and www.retrouvaille.org

 

PERMANENT DIACONATE INFORMATION SESSIONS

Do you feel called to be a Permanent Deacon?

Men between the ages of 35 and 60 interested in ordained ministry, along with their spouses, can learn more about the permanent diaconate this Spring!

The Permanent Diaconate Office is hosting information sessions this April and May in Vancouver and Langley. For more information, or to register, please visit http://stmarkscollege.ca/news-events/events/permanentdiaconate-information-sessions/ 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.

 

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.

 

YOUNG ADULTS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Our Lady of Mercy Parish 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.

Sunday, March 17-12:15pm at church basement.

Topics: Change, Challenges, Opps

 

THE ROSARY PROJECT: JOYFUL MYSTERIES

Sunday, 24 March, 3pm, Our Lady of Mercy Parish In anticipation of the Feast of the Annunciation, MOTET chamber choir presents The Rosary Project: Joyful Mysteries.

This afternoon of beautiful and reflective music will guide listeners through the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary. Come to listen, to meditate, and to pray, as MOTET sings the prayers of the Church as realised by composers through the ages, including Byrd, Monteverdi, Duruflé, and many others. No admission will be charged for this event; however, a retiring collection will be taken to help cover associated costs.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SPRING DINNER DANCE

When: Saturday, April 27;

Location: OLM School Gym; 7 pm Dinner; dance to the music by A&A Mobile DJ.

This is a “Fundraiser” event. Many prizes; plenty of real music to enjoy.

Tickets: $25; a table of 10 for $20 ea.

Mark your calendar to attend this great event.

 

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

Saturday, September 21 at a Mass Wedding to be officiated by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB.

For more information, contact Deacon Greg Barcelon at 604 771 2975 or email [email protected]

 

20TH ANNUAL SPRING GARDENERS’ PARTY

6 to 9 pm Thursday March 14th, 2019

Saint Thomas More Collegiate 7450 12th Ave, Burnaby

Admission is free, but we’d appreciate it if you’d bring along a cash donation and nonperishable food. See you there!

 


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