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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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ACCEPTING

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IN THE PARISH OFFICE!

CONFESSION
 The time has change for Confession at 
3:00 pm on Saturdays.
OUR LADY OF MERCY invites to join the 
Youth Choir.  
If you are interested Youth and Parents are encouraged to attend first meeting on Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm in the Conference Room #9.  For more information contact Gary VanNess at (956) 638-7388.

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.

Crown of Bethlehem

Walk Where Jesus Walked

A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 10 day

October 21st - 30th, 2019

Spiritual Director: 

Fr. Jean Olivier Sambu

Our Lady of Mercy-Mercedes, Texas

$2950.00 per person


Round Trip from McAllen Airport (MFE) includes Hotel 4 stars and up, Double Occupancy, 2 Meals a day (Breakfast and Dinner), Daily Sightseeing, Masses, Airport Taxes, Fuel Surcharges.)


For more information, please contact parish office 565-1141.

SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Almighty ever-living God, direct our actions according to your good pleasure, that in the name of your beloved Son we may abound in good works. 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.
MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
CCE/RCIA FOR CHILDREN (1st-3rd) @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm (Hall)
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2019:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
CCE (4TH-8TH) @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Hall)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
ADORATION @ 7:30 am till 7:00 pm (Church)
Altar Servers Meeting @ 6:00 pm (Hall #3)
Vespers & Benediction @ 6:30 pm (Church)
CCE (9TH-12TH)/RCIA FOR ADULTS @ 7:00-8:30 PM (Hall)
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2019
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
CCE - 1ST COMMUNION-MIDDLE @ 5:30-7:00 PM (Hall)
RCIA for Children Parents Meeting @ 5:00 pm (Hall)
Bible Study @ 7:00 pm (Hall #3)
Men's ACTS Meeting @ 7:00 pm (Hall #5)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019
Laudes (Oracion de la Mañana) @ 7:00 am (Church) 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019
Confession @ 3:00 pm (Church)
Mass @ 4:00 pm (Church)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 207 2019
Mass @ 7:00 am Spanish (Church)
Mass @ 9:00 am English (Church)
Mass @ 11:00 am English (Church)
Echoes of Faith @ 12:00 noon (Hall #3)
Mass @ 1:00 pm Spanish (Church)
ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019 SUNDAY ENVELOPES are at the Parish Office.  If you would like to have Sunday envelopes, please call 956-565-1141 or drop by the parish office.

MASSES FOR 2019: The Mass Book is open for the months of January thru March 2019.  Please stop by the parish office.


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 Mass for the weekends of February 24 and March 3.  Please call or drop by the parish office.

RCIA CHILDREN PARENTS MEETING will be on Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 5:00 pm in the Hall.  For more information, contact Diana Enriquez @ 514-5138 or 565-1141.

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 605-7517 or Silvia Bernal @ 975-0018.

BAPTISM: We are now registering for Baptism Classes (Spanish) for the Month of February.  Deadline to register is Friday, February 1, 2019!  

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/First Communion), and if married, must be married through the Roman Catholic Church.  They should actively participate in the Sacraments 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 Sambu, Pastor, will be on the first baptismal class.



LET US PRAY FOR OUR ELDERLY AND
HOME BOUND PARISHIONERS!
PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING
Mireya Acosta, Diana Silva Coble, Deacon Roberto Cantu, Mayra Garcia, Alyzia Garza, Angie Garza, Isaiah Garza, M.J. Gonzalez, Dalia Gutierrez, Delia Gutierrez, Juanita Huff, Aurora January, Agapito Lopez, Pedro Martinez, Guadalupe Moreno, Dora Munoz, Manuel Perez, Cleo & Gloria Ramirez, Celia Rivera, Elvia Riojas, Maria Elena Rodriguez, Buckley Sanchez, Adolfo Torres, Mason Torres and Greg Trevino.
DAILY MASS READINGS
Monday, January 21: Hebrews 5: 1-10; Mark 2: 18-22
Tuesday, January 22: Hebrews 6:10-20; Mark 2: 23-28
Wednesday, January 23: Hebrews 7: 1-3, 15-17; Mark 3: 1-6
Thursday, January 24: Hebrews 7: 25--8: 6; Mark 3: 7-12
Friday, January 25: Acts 22: 3-16 or 9:1-22; Mark 16: 15-18
Saturday, January 26: 2 Timothy 1: 1-8 or Titus 1: 1-5; Mark 3: 20-21
Sunday, January 27: Nehemiah 8: 2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; 
1 Corinthians 12: 12-30; Luke 1: 1-4, 4: 14-21
CELEBRATION OF THE  EUCHARIST
SATURDAY      4:00 PM - ENGLISH
SUNDAY         7:00 AM - SPANISH
                          9:00 AM -  ENGLISH
                         11:00 AM - ENGLISH
                           1:00 PM - SPANISH
MONDAY - THURSDAY @ 7:00 AM (SPANISH)
FIRST FRIDAY @ 7:00 AM (SPANISH)
LAUDES (MORNING PRAYER) on 2nd, 3rd & 4th Fridays (S)
OUR LADY OF MERCY CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 S. VERMONT AVE (P.O. BOX 805)
MERCEDES, TEXAS 78570
(956) 565-1141 
(956) 565-1640 FAX
(956) 514-5138 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
EMAIL ADDRESS: olm@cdob.org