OLGC Parish Bulletin

March 22, 2015
Fifth Sunday of Lent
I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts; I will be their
God, and they shall be my people. – Jeremiah 31:33
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL PARISH
10460 139 Street, Surrey, BC V3T 4L5
Phone:
Fax:
(604) 581-4141
(604) 581-8146
E-mail:
Website:
[email protected]
www3.telus.net/olgc
Office Hours
Monday to Friday 9:00 am –12:30 pm
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday
Sunday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pastor:
Associates:
Fr. Mario Villaraza, SDB
Fr. George Atok, SDB
Fr. Jan Staszel, SDB
Fr. Gerard Ravasco, SDB
Fr. Rufo “Junji” Zarate, SDB
In Residence:
Bro. Gerard Harasym, SDB
Surrey Memorial Hospital Chaplain
Fr. Salvador (Jun) Reyes
Pager No: 604.450.0964
Daytime Phone No.: 604.591.2271
(Immaculate Conception Delta)
Secretaries:
PREP Principals:
Diane Craig
Evelyn Reyes
Tue: Danuta Szmigielska
Thu: Carla Comin
(604) 588-1625
RCIA:
Maria Poirier
Glenn Nishihata
Bob De Ana
Frank Cirillo
PEC Chair:
Marisa Giffen
Screening Coordinator and Facilitator
Patricia Lloyd
604-951-3207
Finance Committee: Douglas Vince
Bulletin Publishing:
Cherry Axibal
OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL SCHOOL
Principal:
Secretaries:
Gerard Wright
Maribel Cowan
Margaret Jones
(604) 581-3154
TODAY’S READINGS
First Reading — I will make a new covenant; I will write my
law upon their hearts (Jeremiah 31:31-34) or Ezekiel 37:12-14.
Psalm — Create a clean heart in me, O God (Psalm 51) or Psalm
130.
Second Reading — Christ learned obedience and became
the source of eternal salvation (Hebrews 5:7-9) or Romans 8:8-11.
Gospel — If a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it
produces much fruit (John 12:20-33) or John 11:1-45 [3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45].
MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:15am,
11:20am [School Auditorium]
1:00pm [Polish], 5:00pm, 7:00pm
Monday to Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30am, 9:00am
Saturday [Vigil/Anticipated] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:30pm [Spanish], 7:00pm
First Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:00pm [Laotian]
Second Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:30pm [Indo-Canadian]
NOVENA
Wednesday [Perpetual Help] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00pm
First Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00pm, 8:00pm [Polish]
BAPTISMS
On the first and third Saturdays of the month at 10am. Parents and
sponsors are required to attend a class on the third Friday of the month at
7:30pm. Call the office to register. Parents should be registered in the
parish for at least six months before they can register for the baptism
classes.
CONFESSIONS
Saturdays at 3 PM and 15 minutes before all masses
MARRIAGES
Six months notice. Attendance at a seven-session course or a threeweekend course is required.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Please set appointment with the parish office.
RCIA
Classes for those interested in learning about the Catholic Church.
Wednesdays 7 PM.
THE NEW COVENANT
When the prophet Jeremiah coined the term “new covenant” he
was actually doing something quite radical. For the Jewish people,
there was only one covenant, the one made between the Lord God
and Israel through Moses at Mount Sinai. For Jeremiah to suggest
that God would somehow supersede the covenant with a new one
would have sounded audacious to Jewish ears. But in this way he
is a predecessor of Jesus who, in the Gospel of John, is continually
portrayed as superseding the past, establishing the reign of God in
a new way. And in today’s Gospel passage, Jesus the “new
covenant” speaks the language of his “new commandment” of love
when he tells of the dying grain of wheat, and of our own need to
die to self in order to be raised with Christ. As Lent ends and we
prepare to enter into Holy Week, the dying grain of wheat serves as
an excellent symbol of the kind of dying and self-sacrifice to which
disciples are called, a symbol of that new covenant written deep
within our hearts.
Chronicles
Mar 18
8:00 pm
Mar 21
10:00 am
Renewal of Vows by Fr. Junji on
the 25th Wedding Anniversary of
Joselito and Teresita Antalan
Baptism by Fr. Junji
Robel James Mejia
Shaina Clara Rodricks
OLGC ADORATION CHAPEL
We have an Adoration Chapel with people
praying in it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
While everyone interested in praying is welcome
to enter the Chapel, we NEED volunteers to commit themselves
to specific time periods so that someone will be in the Chapel
while it is available to all parishioners. To sign up, please call
Sabina at 604-584-5817 or contact the Parish office.
COMMITTED EUCHARISTIC ADORERS NEEDED
Mon 12-1 AM; 2-3-4 AM; 2-3 PM
Tue 1-2-3-4 AM; 4-5 PM;10-11 PM; 11 PM – 12 AM
Wed 2-3-4 AM; 2-3 PM; 4-5 PM
Thu 2-3-4 PM; 5-6 PM; 9-10 PM; 11 PM-12 AM
Fri 11 PM – 12 AM
Sat 1-2-3 AM; 1-2 PM
Sun 3-4-5-6 AM; 8-9 PM; 11 PM - 12 MN
OLGC LINE DANCING
Sundays from 2 – 4 pm at the Don Bosco Youth Centre
Wednesdays from 8 – 10 pm at the Auditorium
OLGC PRESCHOOL BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE
For kids 2 ½ to 12 years old at 10504 139th Street, Surrey. For more
info, call Lenny at 604.581.3225.
GOD’S LITTLE PEOPLE
Always needed: Leaders for God's little people to teach at one mass
once a month. Lessons provided. Please contact Margrit at 604882-1682 or Nicky at 604-951-0643.
SCHEDULE OF PENITENTIAL SERVICE
Mar 20
7:00 pm Precious Blood
Mar 23
7:30 pm Our Lady of Good Counsel
Mar 24
7:00 pm St. Matthew’s
Mar 25
7:00 pm Immaculate Conception Delta
Mar 26
7:00 pm Star of the Sea
Mar 27
7:00 pm St. Bernadette’s
GOD’S LITTLE PEOPLE – LENTEN BANNER
MAR. 22 - FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT: Today we hear Jesus’
invitation: “Whoever serves me must follow me...” Jn 12:20-33. Let
us follow Jesus by keeping His commandments. Again, add your
wing section to your growing butterfly and decorate.
Special Invitation: Children of all ages are invited to the Way of the
Cross on Good Friday, April 3, 2015, 10:00 a.m. in the Church.
Come join us!
Mass Intentions
Sunday, March 22
8:00 am Geraldine Lee
9:30 am Souls in Purgatory
11:15 am Parishioners
11:20 am +Luisa Sousa
1:00 pm +Bronislawa i Jan
5:00 pm +Desideria Bertumen
7:00 pm +Paul Van De Perre, Jr.
Monday, March 23
7:30 am Special Intentions: Bounnieng and Saikham
+Felipe and Alma Wales
+Peter Chuan Nguyen
9:00 am Poor Souls in Purgatory
+Desideria Bertumen
Tuesday, March 24
7:30 am +Mrs. Mala and Mrs. Khamtan
+Martha Trung Nguyen
9:00 am +Vittorio and Giuseppina Vilio
+Ridolfi Dorino
+Desideria Bertumen
Wednesday, March 25
7:30 am Souls in Purgatory
+Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lindberg
9:00 am +Rita Amelia Costa
7:00 pm +Beniamino and Marina Tessarolo
+Desideria Bertumen
Thursday, March 26
7:30 am +Mrs. Khapkell & Mrs. Souky
+Petter Hung Nguyen
9:00 am +Clemento Viveiros
+Eulalia Rodrigo
+Desideria Bertumen
Friday, March 27
7:30 am +Mr. Josept Khampinh Phommarath
9:00 am +Maria De Jesus Pimentel
7:00 pm Poor Souls in Purgatory
+Desideria Bertumen
+Pablo and Matilde Parrenas
Saturday, March 28
7:30 am Thanksgiving: Patrick Calma
9:00 am +Jesus and Petrona Sarte
7:00 pm +Henrietta Atienza
+Desideria Bertumen
+Sally Ty Valley
For masses said here, the earliest date is April 24, 2015. Other mass
intentions could be sent away to the Salesian Missions.
PERPETUAL MASSES One mass a day in perpetuity, said in the
Basilica in Rome for the intention of the person enrolled. Half of the
proceeds is used for the upkeep of the Basilica and the other half is
used to help the Salesian Seminarians.
SPIRITUAL BOUQUETS For the living – 25 Masses said in a year for
five years. For the deceased – 25 Masses said for a year.
THE CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP meets Thursdays 7:45-9:15
PM.
Announcements
SECOND COLLECTION – SHARE LENT
MAY MARY DANCE 2015
Today we will have the annual Share Lent collection for
Development and Peace. Your generous solidarity is vital to the
mission of Development and Peace and our ability to help,
respect, and promote the poor. Please be sure to bring your
Share Lent envelope for your gift. To find out how you can make
a difference, be sure to read our Share Lent materials, which
you’ll find at the back of the church. Thank you for your support!
Everyone is invited to celebrate the Feast of Mary Help of
Christians while enjoying foods and dancing on May 23, 2015 @
the DBYC. See posters for details. Tickets @ $20 are available in
OLGC Office or contact Joel Fausto, 604-889-0801 or Edzel
Escala, 604-582-9346.
GIVE US TIME
On Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada struck
down the Criminal Code of Canada prohibition on assisted
suicide and gave the federal government one year to draft a new
law. It is urgent that we as Catholics show we support new
legislation and urge the government to obtain sufficient time by
invoking the notwithstanding clause. With a federal election this
fall, one year is not enough time to draft effective legislation.
Help us call on the federal government to invoke the
Notwithstanding Clause now to give Parliament more than one
year. Please visit giveustime.ca to download and sign the
postcard to urge the Federal government to invoke the
Notwithstanding Clause so Parliament can draft effective
assisted suicide legislation.
TAX CLINIC
Tax Clinic at OLGC every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm at
the Mary Help of Christians Hall until May 3rd. Volunteers help
eligible individuals with simple tax situations, and those not able
to prepare their income tax returns on their own. The following
are the income thresholds for eligible individuals:
Taxpayer Status
Annual Income
Taxpayer Status
Annual Income
Single Person
Up to $30,000
Couple
Up to $40,000
One adult with
one child
Up to $35,000
Each Additional
Dependant
Add $2,500
Interest income
Less than $1,000
ADMA
In Matthew 18: 20 Christ says " For where two or three are
gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them"
ADMA: “ASSOCIAZIONE DIMARIA AUSILIATRICE”. In English
translation, “Association of Mary Help of Christians”. It offers a
path that leads to holiness and to the salesian apostolate (“It is
Our Lady’s wish that we honour her under the title of Mary Help
of Christians. Our times are so bad that we need the most holy
Virgin to help us to preserve and defend the Christian faith” MB
7, 334). In particular, Don Bosco founded it to involve the
majority of working-class people in the spirituality and mission
of the Salesian Congregation, as a second specific Group in his
work (Cf. GC24, 80).
TRIDUUM TWILIGHT RETREAT
We invite those involved in parish and school ministry to ponder
the time of Holy Week. Join us for a light supper and an evening
of reflection and prayer as we enter deeply into the most sacred
days of the Christian year. Open to anyone interested in taking
time to prepare for Easter. Friday, March 27, Holy Trinity Parish,
North Vancouver with Fr. Reynaldo Usman and repeated on
Monday, March 30 at St. Andrew Kim Parish, Surrey with Fr.
Rufo Zarate Jr., SDB. Both times from 6-9pm. Cost: $20 a person,
includes dinner. Pre-registration required.
ARCHDIOCESAN CELEBRATION FOR THE
30TH WORLD YOUTH DAY
We invite young adults to join Archbishop Miller in celebrating
their faith at Holy Rosary Cathedral and Hall on Saturday, March
28. The day starts at 1 pm with music, a guest speaker, a way of
the cross and a procession with palms. We'll then celebrate Palm
Sunday Mass (Anticipated) at 5pm. After the Mass, the day will
end with a dinner and a concert by Sam Rocha. Tickets required
for this event. Cost is only $10 for dinner and the concert, but
FREE for the afternoon program. Tickets available at
rcav.org/wyd
THE WORLD YOUTH DAY IN KRAKOW
Fr. Jan is organizing a pilgrimage to Krakow on World Youth Day
2016: July 25 - August 01. He is inviting young adults between
the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Pilgrimage will be for 2 weeks.
The cost will be between $2,600.00 - 3,000.00. For more
information, please contact Fr. Jan after the Mass or phone him
at 604-842-7315.
YOUTH ADORATION AND BENEDICTION
Please join YCOMM (Young Caglieros) every second Friday of the
month for Youth Adoration and Benediction, from 8-9 PM in the
church. If anyone is interested in being part of the choir/music
ministry for this event, please send an email to [email protected]
mycrusader.net
EXPERIENCE SALESIAN SISTERS' LIFE
The Salesian sisters of St. Don Bosco invite young women
aged 20 and up who are curious in exploring the active
religious life to come to Cornwall, Ontario to volunteer for
Salesian kids summer camp in July 2015 while living in
community with the Salesian sisters for 3-4 weeks.
Consider this opportunity to take your discernment to the
next level! For more details and questions, please email:
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Come join us every 24 of the month, to gather & pray the [email protected]
Rosary as a devotion to our dear Mary Help of Christians. See
you at the MHC Hall.March 24 Tuesday 6:30pm, April 24 Friday
6:30pm, May 24 Sunday 3:30pm (Feast Day of Mary Help of
Christians).
CWL PIES
Apple, Apple/Rhubarb, Raspberry/Rhubarb available for sale at
$6 each, berry pies at $7. Please call Maureen at 604.588.8224
or Ethel at 604.594.9782.
DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES OLGCS
VOLUNTEER TRAINING
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Saturdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 9 Join us for our Helpline
Volunteer Training Sessions from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm at St.
Francis of Assisi Parish in Vancouver. Help make a difference in
the lives of women experiencing domestic abuse. Register
today! For more information call 604-585-6688 or email us
at [email protected]
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TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
As we approach Holy Week, the creative juices of the ancient
church of Jerusalem begin to shape our journey. In old Jerusalem at
this season of the year, the attempt was made to recall the events
leading up to Christ’s passion. Those attempts were based not only
on time, with celebrations of events as close to the day and hour as
possible, but also on people’s best guesses as to the actual place of
these events. Vast numbers of pilgrims flooded the city during the
forty days of Lent, many of them catechumens in their last stages of
preparation for initiation. The fourth-century Spanish nun Egeria
wrote a delightfully detailed diary of her experience of this lively and
aerobic liturgy, which involved hearty singing, strong preaching, and
nimble processions across vast and arduous terrain.
Much of this energy was lost over the centuries, with the
procession of palms a noteworthy exception. Northern climates had
to reinterpret this Jerusalem liturgy, using forsythia, willow, or olive
branches, but to this day the entry into Holy Week by a community
on the move accompanied by joyful song hearkens back to a
venerable tradition. Egeria’s letters were rediscovered a little more
than a hundred years ago, but they reveal a pattern of prayer: full,
conscious, active participation, to which we have a right and a duty.
Prayers For The Sick
Please keep in your prayers those who are sick at home or in the hospital. Call the parish office for your prayer requests.
 Andy Sebok
 Corazon Guillen
 Joseph Warlimont
 Nora Herra
 Agnes McCashion
 Cresencio Aguinaldo
 Julian Kawalilak
 Odette Isaac
 Alberto Villarreal
 Danny Villapana
 Julita Guillen
 Patricia Rinosa
 Albina Bordignon
 Debbie Eileen McCourt
 Junjits Bangius
 Paolo Marziale
 Alice Molina
 Deo Cruz
 Keith Andrew
 Paul Gruninger
 Amanda Kershaw (Wahl)
 Desirre Pino
 Kevin Dunatov
 Pauline Turenne
 Ambrose Rykan
 Diana Volpiana
 Kevin McCourt
 Phillip John Ochangco
 Amelita Pacunana
 Diosdado Salvador
 Khristine Cabrera
 Racel Redito Espejo
 Andre
 Donald Harpe
 Kristen Hatt
 Ricardo Angeles
 Angelito Astrera
 Duane Roon
 Laurie Lemmon
 Ricardo Rinosa
 Archbishop Emeritus
 Edith Morales
 Leonida Punzal
 Ricken
Raymond Roussin, SM
 Edna Ordiales
 Lorna Keras
 Robert Ong
 Ashley Kidd
 Ernest Gary Jude  Luis Enrique Cervantes
 Rodito Cotin
 Aurora Orosco
Simon
 Luna Vince
 Ron Hatt
 Ayna Manna
 Ester Maceda
 Luke Raymond
 Rosita Quiaoit
 Bill Papuc
 Evette Simon
 Lydia Mejia
 Ryker
 Blanka Sumbera
 Fernanda Badke
 Margaret Larson
 Shaun Antol
 Boniface Khoo
 Flordeliza Contaoe
 Margot Sale
 Shelley Erickson
 Carlo Campanilla
 Fr. Benno
 Maria Nikita Anos
 Simone Hnatuk
 Carolyn Pinlac
 Fr. John Basso
 Maria Josenia Redito
 Sir Roque Juatco
 Ceasar Ursua
 Giovanna Artuso
 Maria Muro
 Teodoro Guillen
 Celia Reyes Ramos
 Giuseppe Lapenna
 Maria Paquita Esperanza Lao
 Trevor Livingston
 Cesar Amora
 Helen Cartier
 Marita Reyes
 Val Parks
 Cezar Malobago
 Henry Lemieux
 Marivic Contawe Negrete
 Valeriana Ramos
 Charity Van Dongen-Cannon
 Hilka Verterback
 Mary Benes
 Veronica Khaing
 Cheryl Kwong
 Ilona Sebok
 Mary Hodel
 Veronica Turnquest
 Chichi Mercado Trinidad
 Irene Richardson
 Mary Kennedy
 Victor Arthur Ong
 Cicel Rosario
 Isadora F. Aquino
 May Calimoso
 Virginia (Jean) Chisholm
 Clinton Rosario
 JR Venancio S. Lachica  Medencio Cebujano
 Willie Bruno Simon
 Cristina Contawe
 Jennifer Vu
 Melanie Simon Ruiz
 Yolanda Violine
 Concetta Grande
 Bro. Jerry Harasym
 Melinda Torres Go
 Yoland Buco
 Conrado Griarte
 Jill Kachur
 Mercedes San Miguel
 Zenaida de Leon
 Constance Abbick
 Jorann Pacheco
 Myrna Gonzales
 Zeny Espinosa
 Corazon Amado
 Jose Navarro
 Nicanor Esteron
 Zita Sarte