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Rev. Jean Olivier M. Sambu, Pastor


Deacon Roberto Cantu

Yolanda Escobar,

Pastoral Assistant

Annita Gonzalez,

Bookkeeper

Diana Enriquez,

Secretary/DRE

Miguel Martinez, IT

Sergio Garcia,

Maintenance

Angie Garza,

Marriage Couple Sponsor

Office Hours:

(Closed 12 pm - 1 pm)

Mon  ~  9am - 6pm

Tue  ~  9am - 6pm

Wed  ~  9am - 5pm

Thu  ~  9am - 6pm

Fri  ~  9am - 6pm

Sat/Sun  ~   Closed

 

Tel.  (956)565-1141

 (956) 565-1640 fax

olm@cdob.org

 

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READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: Nov 13
Wisdom 1: 1-7;
Luke 17: 1-6

Tuesday: Nov 14
wisdom 2:23-3:9;
Luke 17:7-10

Wednesday: Nov 15
Wisdom 6:1-11;
Luke 17: 11-19

Thursday: Nov 16
Wisdom 7: 22b-8:1;
Luke 17:20-25

Friday: Nov 17
Wisdom 13:1-9;
Luke 17:26-37

Saturday: Nov 18
Wisdom 18: 14-16;
19:6-9;
Luke 18:1-8

Sunday: Nov 19
Revelation 31:10-13,
19-20, 30-31;
1 Thes 5:1-6;
Matthew 25: 14-30


WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING

CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS

IN THE PARISH OFFICE!

Welcome

to

Our Lady of Mercy

Catholic Church

A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery


NEW!  Make your contributions to OLM online through our Online Giving portal.
 THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN
ORDINARY TIME
                      NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God, the constant gladness of being devoted to you, for it is full and lasting happiness to serve with constancy the author of all that is good. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 AND FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017. HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING DAY!
IMPORTANT DATES
                                      What's Happening

Monday, November 20:     Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
                                                      NO CCE (1st-3rd) @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm (Hall)
                                                      NO RCIA for Children @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm (Hall)   
Tuesday, November 21:    Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
                                                      NO CCE (4th-8th) @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Hall)
Wednesday, November 22: Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
                                                      Adoration @ 7:30 am till 7:00 pm (Church)
                                                      Vespers & Benedication @ 6:30 pm (Church)
                                                      NO CCE (9th-12th) @ 7-8:30 pm (Hall)
                                                      NO RCIA for Adults @ 7-8:30 pm (Hall)
Thursday, November 23: Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
                                                     NO Men's Act Retreat Team @ 6-10 pm (Hall)
                                                     NO Bible Study @ 6:30 pm (School #9)
Friday, November 24:       Laudes (Morning Prayer @ 7 am (Church)
Saturday, November 25:   Confession @ 4:00 pm (Church)
                                                      Mass @ 5:00 pm - English (Church)
Sunday, November 26:      Mass @ 7:00 am - Spanish (Church)
                                                      Mass @ 9:00 am - English (Church)
                                                      Mass @ 11:00 am - English (Church)
                                                      Mass @ 1:00 pm - Spanish (Church)

ADORATION: We invite you to be a committed adorer.  If you want to spend one hour with Jesus, please call Sylvia Gonzales @ 565-6094 or Silvia Bernal @ 975-0018.

FLOWERS: I would like to invite parishioners to consider donating flowers for our beautiful altar.  A $50 donation is sufficient for two arrangements of fresh flowers for our Sunday Masses on the Weekend of November 26 and December 3 and 10, 2017.  Please call parish office!

VISITING THE SICK: If you have a loved one who is ill, is not able to attend Mass and would like to receive Communion, please call the parish office to make arrangements.

REQUIESCAT IN PACE: Please pray for those who died: †Daniel Avila, Jr.

OLM FOOD BANK-DONATIONS NEEDED: 
Box of Mashed Potatoes, packages of gravy, stuffing, can corn, yams and cranberry sauce. If you are able to donate any of these items, please bring them to Mass or to the parish office during office hours.  Thank you, Food Bank Committee

BAPTISM: WE ARE NOW REGISTERING FOR BAPTISM CLASSES FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, WHICH WILL BE IN SPANISH. Deadline to register is Monday, November 27, 2017!


THESE ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR BAPTISM: Must reside within the Parish Boundaries of Our Lady of Mercy Church. Choosing the Godparents: Godparents, if single must have all sacraments of initiation (Baptism/Confirmation/First Eucharist), and, if married, must be married through the Roman Catholic Church. They should actively participate in the Sacramental life of the Church. All Godparents (married by the Catholic Church or single) must be practicing Catholics (attending Mass on Sunday). Only one sponsor is needed but if there are two, they must be a male and a female.

At Time of Registration please provide:

  • Child’s original birth certificate from the city/state.
  • If baptism classes have been taken within the past 3 years, please present letter confirming classes taken at time of registration.

Interviews: The interview with Fr. Jean Olivier, pastor, will be on the first baptismal class.


FOR 1ST - 3RD GRADES AND

RCIA FOR CHILDREN ON MONDAYS FROM 5:30 - 7:00 PM;


FOR 4TH - 8TH GRADES ON TUESDAYS FROM 6 - 7:30 PM;


FOR 9TH - 12TH GRADES AND RCIA ADULTS ON WEDNESDAY FROM 7:00 - 8:30 PM.


* Bring Birth Certificate for the Sacrament of Baptism; 

* Baptism Certificate for First Communion or Confirmation; 

* $25 per student or $35 per family.

For more information contact Diana Enriquez @ 514-5138 or by email @ pcl-olmmercedes.org.


RCIA FOR ADULTS: Do you want to become a Catholic? Do you lack the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation? If so, you can drop by to register at the Parish Office or contact Diana Enriquez at 956-565-1141.

LET US PRAY FOR OUR ELDERLY AND
HOME BOUND PARISHIONERS!
PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING
Deacon Roberto Cantu, Eleazar Castaneda, Sr., Tilly Castaneda, Rodolfo Elizondo, Juanita Huff, Pedro Gonzalez, Dalia Gutierrez, Aurelia Leal, Agapito Lopez, Dionicio Lorenzana, Frank Lee & Tanya Lopez, Lydia Montoya, Savas Nieto, Cleo & Gloria Ramirez, Liza Marie Reyes, Elisa & Raulito Reyna, Celia Rivera, David Ruelas, Beatriz Salazar, Cassandra Ina Sanchez, Maria Elena Sosa, Linda Todd and Marissa Wallace.
CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST
Saturday     5:00 pm   English
Sunday       7:00 am   Spanish
                   9:00 am   English
                  11:00 am  English
                    1:00 pm  English
Monday - Thursday 7:00 am (S)
First Friday 7:00 am (S)
Liturgy of the Word with Laudes
on 2nd, 3rd & 4th Fridays (S)
OUR LADY OF MERCY CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 S. VERMONT AVE (PO BOX 805)
MERCEDES, TEXAS 78570
(956) 565-1141
(956) 565-1640 FAX
(956) 514-5138 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
EMAIL ADDRESS: olm@cdob.org