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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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WE ARE NOW


ACCEPTING

CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS

IN THE PARISH OFFICE!

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.

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
NOVEMBER 18, 2018
Grant us, we pray, O Lord our God, the constant gladness of being devoted to you, for it is full and lasting happiness to serve with constancy the author of all that is good. 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, November 12:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
CCE Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd and RCIA for Children @ 5:30 pm (Hall)
Pastoral Council Meeting @ 6:30 pm (School #9)
Tuesday, November 13:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
CCE Grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th @ 6:00 pm (Hall)
CDA Meeting @ 6;45 pm (School #9)
Wednesday, November 14:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
Adoration @ 7:30 am till 7:00 pm (Church)
Vespers & Benediction @ 6:30 pm (Church)
CCE Class: 9th thru 12th, RCIA for Adults @ 7:00 pm (Hall)
Thursday, November 15:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
CCE: 4th & up Grade First Communion @ 5:30 pm (Hall) 
RCIA for Children- Parents Meeting @ 6:45 pm (Hall)
Bible Class @ 7:00 pm (Hall #3)
Friday, November 16:
Laudes (Morning Prayer) @ 7:00 am (Church)
Saturday, November 17:
Catechist In-Service @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm (Hall)
Confessions @ 4:00 pm (Church)
Mass @ 5:00 pm (Church) 
Sunday, November 18:
Mass @ 7:00 am - Spanish - Church
Mass @ 9:00 am - English - Church
Mass @ 11:00 am - English - Church
Mass @ 1:00 pm - Spanish - Church
                        Monday, November 19:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
NO CCE CLASS - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS
Tuesday, November 20:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
NO CCE CLASS - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS
Wednesday, November 21:
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
Adoration @ 7:30 am till 7:00 pm (Church)
Vespers & Benediction @ 6:30 pm (Church)
NO CCE CLASS - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS
Thursday, November 22: OFFICE CLOSED
Mass @ 19:00 am (Church)
NO CCE CLASS/BIBLE CLASS - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS
Friday, November 23: OFFICE CLOSED
Laudes (Morning Prayer) @ 7:00 am (Church)
Saturday, November 24:
Confessions @ 4:00 pm (Church)
Mass @ 5:00 pm (Church) 
Sunday, November 25:
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.

BAPTISM: WE ARE NOW REGISTERING FOR BAPTISM CLASSES FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, WHICH WILL BE IN SPANISH. Deadline to register is Monday, November 26, 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 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, pastor, will be on the first baptismal class.

Daily Readings:  

                    Monday: November 12: Titus 1: 1-9; Luke 17: 1-6

                    Tuesday: November 13: Titus 2: 1-8; Luke 17: 7-10

 Wednesday: November 14: Titus 3: 1-7; Luke 17: 11-19

 Thursday: November 15: Philemon 7: 20; Luke 17: 20-25

 Friday: November 16: 2 John 4-9; Luke 17: 26-37

                    Saturday: November 17: 3 John 5-8; Luke 18: 1-8

                    Sunday: November 18: Daniel 12: 1-3; Hebrews 10: 11-14, 18;

                                                          Mark 13: 24-32

                    Monday: November 19: Revelation 1: 1-4, 2:1-5; Luke 18: 35-43

                    Tuesday: November 20: Revelation 3: 1-6, 14-22; Luke 19: 1-10

 Wednesday: November 21: Revelation 4: 1-11; Luke 19: 11-28

 Thursday: November 22: Revelation 5: 1-10; Luke 19: 41-44

 Friday: November 23: Revelation 10: 8-11; Luke 19: 45-48

                    Saturday: November 24: 11: 4-12; Luke 20: 27-40

                   Sunday: November 25: Daniel 7:13-14; Hebrews 1:5-8; John 18:33b-37

                                                    

                  




LET US PRAY FOR OUR ELDERLY AND
HOME BOUND PARISHIONERS!
PRAYERS ARE REQUESTED FOR THE FOLLOWING
Jose C. Cano, Diana Silva Coble, Deacon Roberto Cantu, Alberto Corker, Rodolfo Elizondo, Mayra Garcia, Alyzia Garza, Angie Garza, Isaiah Garza, M.J. Gonzalez, Dalia Gutierrez, Delia Gutierrez, Juanita Huff, Giblerto & Aurora January, Aurelia Leal, Agapito Lopez, Rebecaa, Aradia & Rodolfo Mireles, Jr., 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      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