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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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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 OF ADVENT
Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heaven wisdom gain us admittance to his company. 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, DECEMBER 10:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena @ 6:30 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
CCE/RCIA for Children (1st-3rd) @ 5:30-7:00 pm (Hall)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena @ 6:30 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
CCE (4th-8th) @ 6:00 - 7:30 pm (Hall)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12:
NO ADORATION - OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Rosary & Mañanitas @ 6:15 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
CCE (9th-12th)/RCIA for Adults @ 6:15 pm (Hall)
Mass with Play by the Youth @ 6:30 pm (Church)
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)                                                                      CCE 1st Communion - Middle School @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm (Hall)
Pastoral Council Meeting @ 6:00 pm (School #9)
Bible Study @ 6:30 pm (Hall #3)                                                              FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14:                                                                      
Laudes (Morning Prayer) @ 7:00 am (Church) 
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15:
Children's Choir Practice @ 1:00 pm (Hall)
Confession @ 3:00 pm (Church)
Mass @ 4:00 pm (Church)
Posada @ 6:00 pm - Pedro Martinez 152 Las Palmas Drive-498-3500
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16:
Mass @ 7:00 am Spanish (Church)
Mass @ 9:00 am English (Church)
CDA Bake Sale after 7:00 & 9:00 am Masses
Mass @ 11:00 am English (Church)
Mass @ 1:00 pm Spanish (Church)
Children's Choir Practice @ 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Hall)
Posada @ 6:00 pm - Rosa Cantu 814 Nevada - 565-4009
ANNOUNCEMENTS
CHALUPA (MEXICAN BINGO) will be on Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm at the Parish Hall.  For more information, please call 565-1141.

NOVENA FOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE will begin on Monday, December 3 thru Tuesday, December 11 before Mass in the Church.

2019 SUNDAY ENVELOPES are at the main entrance of the church.  They are by last name.  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 will be open on Monday, December 10 for the months of January thru March 2019.  Please stop by the parish office.

2019 Calendars: Registered members of the Parish may pick up calendar at the Parish Office.

CHILDREN'S CHOIR PRACTICE on Saturday, December 8, 15 and Sunday, December 16 @ 1:00 pm till 2:30 pm in the Parish Hall for all Students' who are in 3rd Grade (Alma Zepeda), RCIA Children (Sylvia Jimenez) and for 4th First Communion Grade (Yolanda Martinez & Yolanda Gonzalez) classes.  For more information, please contact the parish office at 565-1141.

DAILY MASS READING: 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10: Isaiah 35: 1-10; Luke 5: 17-26
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11: Isaiah 40: 1-11; Matthew 18: 12-14
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12: Zechariah 2:14-17 or Revelation 11: 19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; Luke 1: 26-38 or 1:39-47
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13: Isaiah 41: 13-20; Matthew 11:11-15;
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14: Isaiah 48:17-18; Matthew 11:16-19
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15: Sirach 48:1-4,9-11; Matthew 17:9a, 10-13
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16: Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Philemon 4:4-7;
Luke 3:10-18
WEDNESAY, DECEMBER 12 - OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
NO ADORATION
*  6:30 AM - MAÑAITAS
*  7:00 AM - MASS (SPANISH)
*  6:30 PM - MASS WITH PLAY BY THE YOUTH (ENGLISH)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 - CHRISTMAS EVE
*  Children's Mass @ 7:00 pm (English)
*  Christmas Carols @ 11:00 pm
*  Midnight Mass @ 12 midnight (Bilingual)
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 - CHRISTMAS DAY                                   *  Mass @ 10:00 am (Bilingual)                                                               MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE                                    *  Mass @ 7:00 Pm (Bilingual)                                                                TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 - DAY OF OBLIGATION - SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD                                                                     *  MASS @ 10:00 AM (BILINGUAL)

POSADAS will be held from December 15 to 23. It is a novena in preparation for Christmas.  Posadas will begin at 6:00 pm every evening at the neighborhoods. Please bring a flashlight!


Saturday, December 15: Knights 

     Pedro Martinez - 152 Las Palmas Drive 498-3500

Sunday, December 17: 

     Rosa Cantu - 814 Nevada - 565-4009

Monday, December 17: Choir 

     Marissa Martinez -153 Las Palmas Drive -463-8483

Tuesday, December 18: CCE (English)  

     Middle School CCE - Parish Hall - 565-1141

Wednesday, December 19: CCE (English) 

     High School CCE - Parish Hall-565-1141

Thursday, December 20: Ministry of the Sick

     Delia Longoria 27859 Mile 3 E 620-9132

Friday, December 21: RCIA Adults

      Juan & Laura Calderon-3708 Mile 4 N - 590-6776

Saturday, December 22: Altar Servers

Sunday, December 23: CDA 

      Parish Hall -340-7594

LET US PRAY FOR OUR ELDERLY AND
HOME BOUND PARISHIONERS!
PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING
Mireya Acosta, Jose C. Cano, Diana Silva Coble, Deacon Roberto Cantu, Rodolfo Elizondo, Mayra Garcia, Alyzia Garza, Angie Garza, Isaiah Garza, M.J. Gonzalez, Dalia Gutierrez, Delia Gutierrez, Juanita Huff, Aurora January, Aurelia Leal, Agapito Lopez, Pedro Martinez, Guadalupe Moreno, Dora Munoz, Manuel Perez, Cleo & Gloria Ramirez, Celia Rivera, Maria Elena Rodriguez, Buckley Sanchez, Adolfo Torres, Mason Torres and Greg Trevino.
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