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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

 

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 (956) 565-1640 fax

olm@cdob.org

 

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READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: July 24
Ex 14: 5-18;
Mt 12: 38-42

Tuesday: July 25 
2 Cor 4: 7-15;
Mt 20: 20-28

Wednesday: July 26
Ex 16: 1-5, 9-15;
Mt 13: 1-9

Thursday: July 27
Ex19:1-2,9-11,16-20b;
Mt 13: 10-17

Friday: July 28
Ex 20: 1-17;
Mt 13: 10-17

Saturday: July 29 
Ex 24: 3-8;
Mt 13: 18-23

Sunday: July 30
1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12;
Rom 8:28-30;
Mt 13: 44-52






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.
SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
                                           JULY 23, 2017

Show favor, O Lord, to your servants and mercifully increase the gifts of your grace, that, made fervent in hope, faith and charity, they may be ever watchful in keeping your commands. 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.

IMPORTANT DATES
                                      What's Happening

Monday, July 24:             Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
                                                  Catechist Meeting @ 6:30 pm (School#9)         
Tuesday, July 25:             Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
                                                 Protecting God's Children Meeting @ 6:30 pm (Hall)
Wednesday, July 26:      Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
                                                 Adoration @ 7:30 am till 7:00 pm (Church)
                                                 Vespers & Benediction @ 6:30 pm (Church)
Thursday, July 27:          Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
                                                  Pastoral Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm (School#9)
                                                  Bible Class @ 7:00 am (Hall #3)
                                                  Youth Group @ 7:00 pm (Hall #6)
Friday, July 28:                Laudes (Morning Prayer) @ 7:30 pm (Church)
Saturday, July 29:           Confession @ 4:00 pm (Church)
                                                 Mass @ 5:00 pm - English (Church)
Sunday, July 30:              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.


FREE MEDICAL SERVICES to communities for Immunization for Children; Diabetes screening, Blood Pressure Screening; Hearing and vision screening and Sports physical on Monday, July 24 - Thursday, July 27 from 8 am till 4 pm and Friday, July 28 from 8 am till 2pm at La Feria High - 901 N. Canal Street, La Feria.  For more information, contact your country health department 956-247-3632 or dial 2-1-1.


CCE NEWS

CATECHISTS' MEETING on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Conference Room #9.  For more information, please contact Diana Enriquez at 565-1141 or email at pcl_olmmercedes@cdob.org.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP: There will be a workshop for Protecting God's Children on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Hall for all the Catechists, Volunteers, and anyone who is in any minister and has not taken the workshop.  Please RSVP with Diana Enriquez, DRE at the parish office at 565-1141.

CATECHIST NEEDED FOR 10TH GRADE - CONFIRMATION: We are in need of volunteers to help catechize and evangelize our young children and youth. 

WHAT IS A CATECHIST? A person like you, who catechizes (teaches) and evangelize the people of God, by using the many Gifts God has given you and must be in good outstanding with Catholic Church.

HOW DO I BECOME A CATECHIST?
1). You meet with the Director of Religious Education, and fill out an application (which includes a background check).
2).  You participate in the Protecting God's Children Workshop.
3).  Participate in the annual Ortientation Workshops for Catechists.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DIANA ENRIQUEZ, DRE AT 956-565-1141 OR 514-5138 OR BY EMAIL @ pcl-olmmercedes.org.
 
LET US PRAY FOR OUR ELDERLY AND
HOME BOUND PARISHIONERS!
PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING
Silas Breland, Deacon Roberto Cantu,  Eleazar Castaneda, Sr., Tilly Castaneda, Frank Garza, Isaiah Garza, Guadalupe Gonzalez, Aurelia Leal, Agapito Lopez,  Jose Carlos Martinez, Pedro Martinez, Cleo & Gloria Ramirez, Celia Rivera, David Ruelas, Beatriz Salazar, Rebecca Vasquez and Mauro Vasquez, Jr.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING

CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS

IN THE PARISH OFFICE!

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