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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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IN THE PARISH OFFICE!

BUILDING COMMITTE FATHER OLIVIER 
Jodie Martinez
Alma Zepeda
Calixtro Gomez
Joel Quintanilla
Samuel Longoria
Fernando Dominguez

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.

SIXTH SUNDAY OF THE EASTER 

Grant, almighty God that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy, which we keep in honor of the risen Lord, and that what we relieve in remembrance we may always hold to in what we do. 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, May 27, 2019
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
New Altar Server Meeting @ 6:30 PM (Church)

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2019:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
Adoration  @ 7:30 am till 7:00 pm (Church)
Altar Servers Meeting @ 6:00 pm (Hall)
Vespers & Benediction @ 6:30 pm (Church)

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
Bible Study @ 7:00 pm (Hall #3)

Friday, May 31, 2019
Laudes (Morning Prayer) @ 7:00 am (Church)
Rosary for Blessed Virgin Mary @ 6:30 pm (Church)

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Confessions @ 4:00 pm (Church)
Mass @ 5:00 pm (Church)
Catechist Appreciation Dinner @ 6:30 pm (Hall)

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Mass @ 7:00 am Spanish (Church)
Mass @ 9:00 am English (Church)
Mass @ 11:00 am English (Church) 
Mass @ 1:00 pm Spanish (Church)
ANNOUNCEMENTS:

A COMMUNITY BLESSING will be bestowed on all graduating seniors from High School and College on Sunday, May 26, 2019 @ 11:00 am Mass.  Seniors, please call the parish office to let us know  if you will be attending the Mass by Thursday, May 23, 2019.

FLOWER DONATIONS: 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 Masses for the weekends of July 7, 21 & 28, 2019.  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 English.  Deadline to register is June 5, 2019!

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 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 Father Jean Olivier Sambu, Pastor, will take place on the first baptismal class.

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO MADE OUR CONFIRMATION MASS AND RECEPTION A MOST MEMORABLE EVENT:  Especially Most Rev. Mario A. Aviles, C.O., Auxiliary Bishop, Sylvia Jimenez, Iliana Morales, Rebecca Ruiz, Julie Delgadillo, OLM Staff, Juan Fierro, Manuela Garza (Sackk's), Altar Society, Altar Servers, Catholic Daughters of America, 9 am Choir, Confirmation and RCIA Catechists, Pete Martinez and Louie Saldana.
DAILY MASS READINGS
Monday, May 27:           Acts 16: 11-15; John 15: 26--16: 4a
Tuesday, May 28:          Acts 16: 22-34; John 16: 5-11
Wednesday, May 29:     Acts 17: 15, 22--18: 1; John 16: 12-15
Thursday, May 30:         Acts 18: 1-8; John 16: 16-20
Friday, May 31:              Zephaniah 3: 14-18a or Romans 12: 9-16;
                                       Luke 1: 39-56
Saturday, June 1:          Acts 18: 23-28; John 16: 23b-28
Sunday, June 2:            Acts 1: 1-11; Ephesians 1: 17-23 or; 
                                      Hebrews 9: 24-28; 10:19-23 or Luke 24: 46-53

CONFESSIONS: SATURDAYS @ 4:00 PM
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
Parish Office (956) 565-1141 - Fax (956) 565-1640
(956) 514-5138 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
EMAIL ADDRESS: olm@cdob.org