Catholic Women’s League (CWL)
The Catholic Women’s League of Canada was organized nationally on June 17, 1920 and granted federal incorporation on December 12, 1923. The League is officially recognized by the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) as a lay association of women and is affiliated with the World Union of Catholic Women’s Organizations (WUCWO), a world-wide federation holding membership in the conference of International Catholic Organizations (ICO) and having consultative status with agencies of the United Nations. CWL is all about family and caring for others! CWL does fundraising to support local, national or international charities and fight for social issues that affect all Canadians. Come share your skills and talents with us. You may find yourself surprised at how richly rewarded you will be in return. The CWL president is ready to provide more information and is always happy to welcome new members.
Meeting every second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the children room of the church.
CFCFFL (Foundation Families for Christ) is an evangelistic and missionary community. Membership is open to any validly married Catholic couples and to other individuals through its Family and Special Ministries. We are an integral part of the Catholic Church and we submit to our bishops and to the Pope and make ourselves available to serve our parishes and dioceses, especially in the areas of family and life.
Couples for Christ
Couples for Christ is a parish-based, international Catholic lay movement whose goal is to renew and strengthen family life. They bring people into their movement with the Christian Life Program (CLP)
Handmaids of the Lord is an all women ministry of the Couple for Christ. It aims at providing Christian support for personal renewal. By sharing in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the members grow as witness to the Faith through continuing conversion, service and evangelization work.
Indonesian Catholic Community of British Columbia (Umat Katolik Indonesia British Columbia = UKIBC)
This society was established in 1991 in order to help the Indonesian Catholic Immigrants who live in British Columbia growing in their faith.
Meeting : every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month with the Indonesia Mass at 6.30 pm
Knights of Columbus
Our men’s group in the parish is the Knights of Columbus. The Knights were formed on March 29, 1882 as a fraternal benefit society, by Fr Michael J. McGivney. The Knights were formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members. The Knights have grown from several members in one council to more that 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members globally. If you are a Catholic and above 18 years old, and are committed to making your community a better place, join us in the many ways we support the church and our parish.
For more info contact your local Grand Knight, or any members of the Knights of Columbus, or the church office.
Meeting every first Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm in the basement.
Legion of Mary
The Legion of Mary is an Association of Catholics who, with the sanction of the Church and under the powerful leadership of Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of all Graces, have formed themselves into a Legion for service in the warfare which is perpetually waged by the Church against the world and its evil powers through the holiness its members developed by prayer and active cooperation. It was founded by Frank Duff, a layman, in September 7, 1921 in Dublin, Ireland. Any catholics is welcome to join
The Legion of Mary can visit your home with the pilgrim statue of Our Blessed Virgin Mary.
English Legion of Mary meet every saturday at 12:30 PM in the children of the church
Spanish Legion of Mary meet every saturday at 9:30 AM in the children of the church
Indonesian Legion of Mary meets every Friday at 4.30 PM in the children of the church
Junior Legion of Mary meet every Sunday after 11 AM Mass in the children of the church and for OLM students every Friday at 3.15 pm
Mustard Seed prayer group has been in existence for 15 years, and is active in the ministry of fostering deeper faith, spiritual growth, exercising of the charismatic gifts of the Holy Spirit, prayer, praise and worship and fellowship among brothers and sisters. It is open to all who are interested in strengthening their Christian walk with the Lord, Jesus Christ. Come experience the richness of our Faith, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, praise and worship, scripture reading, prayer and hear of God’s presence in the daily lives of his people through the sharing of testimonies.
Everyone is welcome to attend on Mondays at 7:00 pm in the basement of the church.
Opus Dei is a Catholic institution founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá in 1928. Its mission is to help people turn their work and daily activities into occasions for growing closer to God, for serving others, and for improving society.Opus Dei’s work of spiritual formation complements the work of local churches. People who join Opus Dei or attend its activities continue to belong to their local dioceses.
The apostolic work of the members of Opus Dei, like that of many other Catholics, seeks to bring about Christian renewal, the benefits of which will, with the grace of God, be experienced by parishes and local churches throughout the world. These include conversions, a greater participation in the Eucharist, more assiduous reception of the other sacraments, the spreading of the Gospel message to many who are distant from the faith, initiatives on behalf of those in need, helping out with catechism courses and other parish activities, and cooperation with diocesan bodies. This apostolate of the people of Opus Dei is carried out within the framework of Opus Dei’s specific charism, namely the sanctification of work and of the circumstances and events of ordinary life.
Opus Dei aims to foster unity of all the faithful of the Prelature with the diocesan pastors, encouraging them to familiarize themselves with and to put into practice – in accordance with their personal, family and professional circumstances – the directives and guidelines issued by the diocesan bishops and the episcopal conference.
Meeting for Ladies : every 4th Wednesday of the month at 10 am in the church
Meeting for Men : every 2nd Monday of the month at 6 pm in the church
We have RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults; in other words, adult catechism for those who are exploring being baptised in the Catholic Church, wanting to be received into full communion with the Church or who want to brush up on the basic teachings of the Catholic Faith.
The Coordinator for RCIA invites you to join this group or assist in this important program. There is a team of volunteers who would love to have you join them.
Meeting every Thursday at 7 PM in the basement of the Church.
Sacred Service Opportunities
Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharistic
Our extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist are commissioned annually on the Feast of Christ the King. These individuals have the great privilege and responsibility of administering the Holy Eucharist to parishioners. Those interested in being part of this ministry should meet with me. Along with assisting with the distribution of Communion at parish Masses these individual are trained to bring Holy Communion and Viaticum to sick and dying parishioners in hospitals, nursing homes and their own homes. This profound privilege not only comes with a necessary reverence for the Eucharist but engenders a growing love of the presence of Jesus, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity placed in their hands.
The ministry of the Word of God is another sacred service offered by parishioners. The lectors are trained to read effectively with reverent use of their natural gift to read following proper protocols around the altar and ambo.
These young people of the parish can come into a deeper relationship with the Lord by serving the sacred mysteries. In this service the children learn reverence as well as the proper protocols around the altar of God. It is both a privilege and a gift to serve at Mass for our parish community.
We have three beautiful choirs to serve our sacred liturgies, one for the 5:00 pm Saturday evening Mass, one for the 9:00 am Sunday Mass and one for the 11:00 am Sunday Mass. If you have a voice to sing you are encouraged to share your gift of singing with one of our choirs.
There are other opportunities for service in the parish such as the ministry of ushers. These volunteers help to make the movements of people in the church more efficient and peaceful. They guide parishioners to seats, take up the collection, open doors and so forth.
Our Lady of Mercy School, phone 604-526-7121, email [email protected]
We are privilege to have our own Catholic School for your children to get their education in a Catholic environment that includes education in the Faith both in being taught and through experience in Our Lady of Mercy School.
PREP stands for Parish Religious Education Program. This program for grades K to 12 offers education in the Faith to children not attending Catholic school. This program also creates a Catholic atmosphere for its students where they learn the Faith and are prepared for First Confession, First Communion and Confirmation.
Meeting : every Wednesday at 6.30 pm at the OLM Elementary school
Children’s Liturgy and Youth Ministry
There are special liturgies for young children at Sunday Masses. Here young children are taken out
of the church before the readings and offered an opportunity to come to know and love God in activities provided by volunteer leaders.
The 5:00 pm Mass also a youth Mass, with a youth choir and hymns that appeal to adolescents and young adults as well as others. If you would like to volunteer to assist, please call the parish office.
Youth ministry gets the youth together by holding youth camps, prompting the youth to attend world youth day, hold a general meeting every 1st & 3rd Sat of the month, help in church activities, and sing at the youth Mass once a month.
We are fortunate to have on-going weekly Bible studies. These are coordinated by a member of the parish. These studies have included the whole bible, the Gospel of Matthew, the Book of Revelations and the Psalms DVDs by Jeff Cavins. Other DVD series such as Catholicism by Father Robert Barron are also offered. You are invited to join with others who want to deepen their understanding of the Biblical traditions of our Catholic Faith.
Meeting every Tuesday at 7 pm in the basement of the church, please check with the office before coming.
|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||Deacon Ken|
|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