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


Sergio Garcia, Maintenance


Javier Tinoco,

CCE Assistance


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

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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.
SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
                                                 FEBRUARY 19, 2017
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that, always pondering spiritual things, we may carry out in both word and deed that which is pleasing to you. 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.
Holy Baptism:  We are now registering for Baptism Classes for the month of March, which will be in ENGLISH.  Deadline to register is Friday, February 24, 2017. 

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 Communion),
and, if married, must be married through the Roman Catholic Church.  They should be 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 are two, they must be a male or 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 Olivier, Pastor, will be on the first baptismal class.

PARISH NEWS:
NO MASS DURING THE WEEK of February 20th thru 24th:
Father Olivier will be on a Conference this entire week of February 20th thru 24th.  Therefore, Mass will not be celebrated this week.  However, Father Olivier encourages those who attend weekday Mass to attend the Liturgy of the Hours and Laudes (Morning Prayer).

GARAGE SALE: We will be having a Garage Sale on Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 9 am in the Church Parking Lot.  Items for sale are brown tables, student's desk, desk and other items.

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.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BBQ CHICKEN: will be selling tickets after all Masses for their Annual BBQ Chicken for Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 10 am till 2 pm.  $8 a plate. For more information or tickets, please contact Pedro Martinez @ 498-3500 or Coach Pete Martinez @ 463-9075 or any of the organization coordinators.

CCE NEWS: ATTENTION CHANGE OF DATES:

RCIA ADULT MEETING will be on Thursday, February 23 2017 @ 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall.

RCIA CHILDREN MEETING: will be on Thursday, March 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact Diana Enriquez, DRE at (956) 565-1141.

WHAT DO I DO WITH BLESSED PALMS???
IMPOSITION OF ASHES DURING ALL MASSES AND SERVICES
7:00 AM - MASS
12:00 NOON - LITURGY OF THE WORD SERVICE
4:30 PM - LITURGY OF THE WORD SERVICE
7:00 PM - MASS

STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday at 6:30 pm in the Church beginning on
   March 3           Altar Servers
   March 10         Knights of Columbus
   March 17          CDA
   March 24         Adoration/My Angel Rosary Group
   March 31          Altar Society
   April 7               RCIA
   April 14             Live Stations of the Cross @ (3:00 pm)
                               by the Youth Group & CCE Students

PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING
Rosie Almanza
Eleazar Castaneda, Sr.
Victor Cardenas
Jose Galvan
Bernardo Garza
Frank Garza
Isaiah Garza
Ruben Gonzalez
Aida Guajardo
Aurelia Leal
Pedro Martinez
Gloria Ramirez
Angie Rios
Elva Riojas
Gregoria Rincon
Celia Rivera
David Ruelas
Rita Strickland
Rebecca Vasquez
Juan Antonio Zepeda
READINGS FOR THE WEEK of
February 20 - 26, 2017
Monday: Sir 1: 1-10; Mk 9: 14-29
Tuesday: Sir 2: 1-11; Mk 9: 30-37
Wednesday: 1 Pt 5: 1-4; Mt 16: 13-19
Thursday: Sir 5: 1-8; Mk 9: 41-50
Friday: Sir 6: 5-17; Mk 10: 1-12
Saturday: Sir 17: 1-15; Mk 10: 13-16
Sunday:  Is 49: 14-15; 1 Cor 4: 1-5; Mt 6: 24-44

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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