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

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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Welcome

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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.
PENTECOST SUNDAY
MAY 20, 2018
Almighty ever-living God, who willed the Paschal Mystery to be encompassed as a sign in fifty days, grant that from out of the scattered nations the confusion of many tongues may be gathered by heavenly grace into one great confession of your name.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. 
IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, May 21: 
Rosary @ 6:30 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
Confirmation Practice @ 6:30 pm (Church)
Tuesday, May 22:
Rosary @ 6:30 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
Confirmation Mass @ 7:00 pm (Church)
Wednesday, May 23:
Rosary @ 6:30 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
Adoration @ 7:30 am till 7:00 pm (Church)
Vespers & Benediction @ 6:30 pm (Church)
Thursday, May 24:
Rosary @ 6:30 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)                      
Bible Class @ 7:00 pm (Hall #3)
Friday, May 25:
Rosary @ 6:30 am (Church)
Laudes (Morning Prayer) @ 7:00 am (Church)
Saturday, May 26:
Confessions @ 4:00 pm (Church)
Rosary @ 4:30 pm (Church)
Mass @ 5:00 pm (Church)
Blessing of Motorcycles & Bikers @ 6pm 
Sunday, May 27:
Rosary before Masses (Church)
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 Gonzalez @ 565-6094 or605-7517 or Silvia Bernal 975-0018.

Flower Donation: I would like to invite parishioners to consider donating flowers for our beautiful altar.  A $50 donation is sufficient for two arrangements of fresh flower for our Sunday Masses for the weekends of  June 24, 2018.  Please call or drop by the parish office.

BAPTISM: We are now registering for Baptism Classes for the Month of JUNE, which will be in Spanish.  Deadline to register is June 7, 2018.  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 is 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 Father Jean Olivier Sambu, Pastor, will be on the first baptismal class.

BLESSING OF THE BIKES AND BIKERS will be on Saturday, May 26 after the 5:00 pm Mass.  Please call Robert Jimenez 463-1091 or Tony Anzaldua 454-0086, if you are attending.

CONFIRMATION PRACTICE will be on Monday, May 21 at 6:30 pm at the Church.  Confirmation Mass will on Tuesday, May 22 @ 7:00 pm.  For more information contact Diana Enriquez, DRE at 565-1141 or 514-5138.

Daily Readings:  Monday, May 21: Genesis 3: 9-15, 20 or Acts 1:12-14; John 19:25-34
                        Tuesday, May 22: James 4: 1-10; Mark 9: 30-37
                        Wednesday, May 23: James 4: 13-17; Mark 9: 38-40
                        Thursday, May 24: James 5: 1-6; Mark 9: 41-50
                        Friday, May 25: James 5: 9-12; Mark 10: 1-12
                        Saturday, May 26: James 5: 13-20; Mark 10: 13-16
                        Sunday, May 27: Deuteronomy 4: 32-34, 39-40; Romans 8: 14-17;
                                                  Matthew 28: 16-20

2018 FALL FEST RAFFLE
on Sunday, June 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
in the Parish Hall
1st Prize: 2018 Nissan Versa Sedan SV
2nd Prize: $400 Gift Card
3rd Prize: $300 Gift Card
4th Prize: $200 Gift Card
5th Prize: $100 Gift Card
          2 chances to win for $10.00
CONFIRMATION RETREAT: Please pray for our Confirmation Candidates: Justin Ancelin, Abel Noe Ayala, Sophia Chapa, Jazmine Flores, Christopher M. Garza, Luz B. Gonzalez, Yasmine Gonzalez, Christian Martinez, Eugenio Martinez, Matthew Martinez, Iliana Morales, Horacio Pequeño, Kayln Resendez, Audrey Reyes, Audrey Riojas, Cassandra Rodriguez, Matthew Saldana, Jeffrey Serna, David Sustaita, Marco Tovar, Jr., Ariana Urbina and Rene M Vasquez, Jr. And Thank you Dahlia De La Cerda for being our CCE Catechist and our speakers and Catechists: Jesse Villarreal and Coach Pete Martinez and also Ruben Saldana for being a great Sponsor.


On behalf of Our Lady of Mercy we would like to give "Thanks" to all of the CCE Parents for all of their support and there generous in donating lots of food for our Confirmation Students. God bless you and your Families! Especially to our Catechist: Dahlia De La Cerda, Ruben Saldana, Christy Sustaita, Jesse Villarreal and Coach Pete Martinez.

LET US PRAY FOR OUR ELDERLY AND
HOME BOUND PARISHIONERS!
PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING
Joe Barbosa, Deacon Roberto Cantu, Eleazar Castaneda, Sr., Tilly Castaneda, Nora De La Santos, Carmen Elliott, Rodolfo Elizondo, Mario Fernandez, Julian Fuentes, Alyzia Garza, Angie Garza, Bernie Garza, Isaiah Garza, Ester Gomez, Dalia Gutierrez, Delia Gutierrez, Juanita Huff,  Aurelia Leal,  Victor Limon, Agapito Lopez, Pedro Martinez, Dora Munoz, Savas Nieto, Josefina Ortiz, Cleo & Gloria Ramirez, Rosie Rubio, Celia Rivera, David Ruelas, Mauro Vasquez, Jr. and Sylvia Walter.

Let us pray for our CCE Senior Class 2018!
A Community Blessing will be bestowed on all Graduating Senior from High School and College on Sunday, June 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am Mass.  Seniors, please call the parish office to let us know if you will be attending the Mass by Thursday, May 31, 2018.
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 - 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