Our Lady of Mercy Parish’s Bulletin for
May 24, 2020 * 7th Sunday of Easter (The Ascension of the Lord)

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May 24, 2020 * 7th Sunday of Easter (The Ascension of the Lord)

Pastor: Father Nicolas Tumbelaka
Deacon: Kenneth Fung

* PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 8:00am-12:00pm (temporary until further notice) until further notice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR LADY OF MERCY SCHOOL, BURNABY.

School Office: (604) 526-7121
Principal: Neva Grout
Email: office@ourladyofmercy.ca
website: www.ourladyofmercy.ca

2020-2021 RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS

Do you have questions about the Catholic faith? Are you interested in developing a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is an incredible journey of learning, personal fulfillment and spiritual growth.

Sessions are scheduled every Thursday, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., in the church basement. For more information or to register, call Susan Silveira 778-772-9714

 

PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) 2020

PREP classes are scheduled from September to June every year on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at OLM School.

For inquiries, please email Marivic at olmprep@gmail.com







WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS

SATURDAY, MAY 23, 2020
† Dolores Coutu

SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2020
† Julia R. Macapinlac
† Jose & Francisca Couto

MONDAY, MAY 25, 2020
† Laurentina Sousa

TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020
Charmane Dizon-Birthday Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020
Miguel Vales-Special intention

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020
Jackie Tran-Special intention

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020
† Virginia Jotie
† Benjamin Buenafe

SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2020
† Cesar & Judite Dos Santos -11th Death Anniversary

All intentions will be prayed daily when Father offers the Mass in private

 

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, Christina Jasinska, Nilcar Donato, Luz Yamuta, Tomas Oca, Ngu Thi Phan, Quan, Mary and Mollen Tran, Ernesto Oloresisimo, Victoria Obleada, Patricia Vargas-Casas, Laurette Lemieux, Bruno Bersani, Virgilio Jotie, Mila Balanay, Pamela Gardner, baby Lily Katherine Cregan

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.



Dear Parishioners,

I hope that all of you are still doing fine. As you may have heard that the Archdiocese of Vancouver allows the Mass to be open for public with some restrictions to be followed. Each parish will use its prudent judgment when they will open it. After having consultation with the Parish Council, we are ready to hold public Masses starting May 30/31, 2020 on the Solemnity of Pentecost. Schedule of Mass and other devotions are back as usual again. However, all the faithful in the Archdiocese of Vancouver remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during this initial reopening phase. How to keep the safety of our church community? All of us are called to observe physical distancing, frequent handwashing, appropriate use of masks, and to limit all public gatherings to no more than 50. We encourage each person who enters the church to take responsibility of his/her own protection by bringing his/her own sanitizer, and wipe the place that he/she is going to touch (pew, door handle, toilet etc.). The church will provide extra sanitizer in case it is needed.

Some requirements need to be fulfilled before entering the church: 

Health requirement

All those attending Mass do so at their own risk. It is important for individuals and families to take responsibility for protecting themselves and others

a. The following must stay home for the sake of the wider community:

i. People with COVID-19 or who live with someone with COVID-19
ii. People who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19

iii. The sick, including those with even the slightest symptoms or feelings of sickness, especially if with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms

iv. Those who have recently travelled outside of Canada

b. The following are encouraged to stay home for the sake of the wider community:

i. People who live with someone with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms
ii. People, especially the elderly, with underlying or comprised medical conditions
iii. Family members who live with elderly people or those who are at risk

Administrative requirement

We are required to have a database record of the contact information of those who attend each Mass in order to assist public health officials with tracing by contacting everyone who may have been exposed in the case of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19, therefore a registration is needed before attending the Mass.

Please register online at:

https://forms.gle/K2VAo7wdxVPzcodX9

or, scan the QR code on the bottom using your phone camera. Both registration link and QR code can also be found at our parish website http://olmp.org

 

 

 

 

A confirmation number will be sent or given to you by the parish office, please bring it when coming to Mass. If you have trouble registering online, please let us know by text to 778-917-5733 or call the parish office.

Please note: 

  • Registration to be done every week
  • Registration opens every Tuesday (starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020) and closes every Thursday at 11:59 PM.
  • The full name registered must be the same as in the ID
  • One family needs to register in one form and write the full name of all the attendants
  • Please indicate the Mass time that you will attend (e.g. Sunday 9 AM, or Sunday 11 AM)
  • Please come 30 minutes before Mass to join the rosary, the door will be closed 15 minutes before Mass. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

God bless you all,

Fr Nicolas

 



STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS

“I am praying for them…” (John 17:9)

Prayer is the foundation of our Faith and the foundation of Stewardship. Pray in good times and in bad. Prayer is always the first best option in any situation, not just the last resort. Pray for friends and family and for those that don’t treat you very well. Pray to give praise, to thank, and to ask God for help. Pray to see what God wants you to do with the gifts He has given you.
Copyright ©2020 Archdiocese of St. Louis


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ELECTION OF OFFICERS

OLM Council 9844, will be held on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 pm. Please phone Greg Leano 604-521-1663 or Paul Cunha, 604-524-4486 for details.

 

FIAT RACHEL’S VINEYARD POST-ABORTION RETREAT

“God is at your side and already guiding you. You just have to keep taking each next step, one at a time. He will take care of the rest.” – Fr. John Bartunek. Since the day of the abortion, has it been hard to feel God there at your side? Is it hard to believe He wants to be there, and yearns to heal your heart? Come on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat and let Him show you. Next Retreat is July 2020. For confidential information and to register call (604) 525-0999.

 

CALLED TO BE COMMUNITY

A spirituality of growing together for young adults with reflection, group sharing & testimony (Married, Consecrated, Professional, Priest, Teens and children, from Canada and the United States). Please click the link for registration by May 31 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfRwhRlUDiA9QErdfwsPPaYnTOvDxaWDuBJWgt0PtMIi1YPQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Join us for an Online Zoom Course on Tuesdays, June from 7 pm -8 pm.

  • June 2: Spiritualities in the Church
  • June 9: God is Love & the Will of God
  • June 16: The Word of life
  • June 23: Love of Neighbor & Love one another
  • June 31: The Eucharist & Unity By the Focolare Movement in collaboration with Simon Fraser University Chaplaincy.

Please contact Lioba Na for more information (778-898-2871 / na.lioba@gmail.com)

LIVE STREAMING MASSES

All the faithful in the Archdiocese of Vancouver remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass during initial reopening phase. Those who unable to attend in the Church are encouraged to attend Mass on television or online at:

 



Please see our mass schedule on Regular Mass Schedule page.


PARISH OFFICE HOUR (*normal condition)

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
Update: May 30 , 2020 : * Parish office is open Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 8 am to 12 noon..

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



For parish MINISTRY AND ORGANIZATION see organizations/