Our Lady of Mercy Church

322 S. Vermont (PO Box 805) Mercedes, Tx. 78570

(956)565-1141 Office  ~  (956)565-1640 Fax  ~  (956)514-5138 CCE Office

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Rev. Jean Olivier M. Sambu, Pastor

Deacon Roberto Cantu

Annita Gonzalez, Bookkeeper

Diana Enriquez, Secretary

Sergio Garcia, Maintenance

Brother Moises A. Lopez, MSC, DRE

Javier Tinoco, IT

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

 

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READING FOR THE WEEK

SEPTEMBER 24 -
OCTOBER 2

Monday:
Jb 1: 6-22;
Lk 9:46-50

Tuesday:
Jb 3: 1-3, 11-17, 20-23;
Lk 9: 51-56

Wednesday:
Jb 9: 1-12, 14-16;
Lk 9: 57-62

Thursday:
Dn 7: 9-10, 13-14;
or Rv 12: 7-12a;
Jn 1: 47-51

Friday:
Jn 38: 1, 12-21, 40:3-5;
Lk 10: 13-16

Saturday:
Jb 42: 1-3, 5-6, 12-17;
Lk 10: 17-24

Sunday:
Hb 1:2-3, 2:2-4;
2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14;
Lk 17: 5-10

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.
               TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
                                  September 25, 2016
O God, who manifest your almighty power above all by pardoning and showing mercy, bestow, we pray, your grace abundantly upon us and make those hastening to attain your promises heirs to the treasures of heaven. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 PARISH NEWS

FALL FESTIVAL: Our Fall Fest 2016 will be on Saturday, October 22nd. Let us support Miss Maribel Galvan with all preparations for our Fall Fest.  We will be having a Pastoral Council Meeting with the Chairpersons of the Food, Games/Rides, Music, Circle of Love, Sponsorship and Country Store booths on Tuesday, September 20 at the Conference Room.  For more information, please contact Maribel Galvan @ 367-0060.

RAFFLE TICKETS: All Organization will be distributing the raffle tickets and also after Masses, please see your coordinator from your organization or contact the Parish Office. Thank you for your cooperation. God bless you and your families.

CIRCLE OF LOVE: Envelopes for the Circle of Love are located at the main entrance of the church.  All Circle of Love participants will be recognized on Cross Heart Memory Signs that will be places in front of the music stage during the Fall Fest.  If you would like to be a Circle of Love contributor, please put your envelope in the collection basket or drop by the parish office. You can also contact Josie Rodriguez at 571-8103 or call the parish office.

FOOD BANK: Our Food Bank is in need.  Please help us by donating Cooking Oil, Rice, Beans, and cans of Vegetables or Fruit.  You can drop off at Church entrance or bring to the Parish Office.

ADORATION: We invite you to be a committed adorer.  If you want to spend one hour with Jesus, please call Sylvia Gonzales @ 565-6094/605-7517 or Silvia Bernal 975-0018.


DAYS OF CCE:
Elementary (1st - 5th Grades) on Mondays @ 5:30-7:00 pm at the Hall/School;
RCIA for Children on Mondays @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the School Building;
Middle (6th - 8th Grades) on Tuesdays @ 6:00-7:30 pm at the School Building;
High School (9th-12th Grades) on Wednesdays @ 7-8:30 pm at the School;
RCIA for Adults on Wednesdays @ 7-8:30 pm at the Hall.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE @ 514-5138. EMAIL ADDRESS IS PCL-OLMMERCEDES@CDOB.ORG


MASS BOOK is open for the months of October thru December 2016. Please drop by the Parish Office.

BAPTISM: We are now registering for Baptism Class for the month of October, which will be in English.  Deadline to register is September 29! 
                      These are the Guidelines for Baptism:
*  Must reside with the Parish Boundaries of Our Lady of Mercy Church.
                                Choosing the Godparents:
* Godparents: if single must have all sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist); and if married, must be married through the Roman Catholic Church.  They should actively participate in the Sacramental Life or 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 they 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.

Interview: The Interview with Fr. Jean Olivier, Pastor, will be on the first baptismal class.

CONFIRMATION PARENTS MEETING: on Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 3:30 pm in the School building room#8. For more information, contact Br. Moises @ 514-5138.

DIOCESE NEWS
2016 ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL envelopes are at the front entrance of the Church.  If you would like to make a gift to the 2016 Annual Appeal, you may send your gift to the Diocese of Brownsville at 700 North Virgen de San Juan Blvd., San Juan, Texas 78589.

Prayers are requested for the Following: Michael Brown, Deacon Roberto Cantu,  Tilly Castaneda, Tim Champion, Belinda Chavez, Kenneth Dunham, San Juanita Galaviz, Isaiah Garza, Rolando Gonzales, Ofelia Gomez, Dalia Gutierrez, Sylvia Hinojosa, Aurelia Leal, Yolanda Leal, Juanita Huff, Christina Loya, David King,  Pedro Martinez, Delores Nelson, Cleo & Gloria M. Ramirez, Elva Riojas, Gregoria Rincon and David Ruelas.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING

CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS

IN THE PARISH OFFICE!