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

  olm@cdob.org

 

Office Hours:

(Closed 12 pm - 1 pm)

Monday  ~  9am - 6pm

Tuesday  ~  9am - 6pm

Wednesday  ~  9am - 5pm

Thursday  ~  9am - 6pm

Friday  ~  9am - 6pm

Saturday - Sunday  ~   Closed

 

Tel.  (956)565-1141

Sacraments

  • Baptism
  • Eucharist
  • Reconciliation
  • Confirmation
  • Marriage
  • Holy Orders
  • Anointing of the Sick

The seven sacraments are the life of the Catholic Church. Each sacrament is an outward sign of an inward grace. When we participate in them worthily, each provides us with graces—with the life of God in our soul. In worship, we give to God that which we owe Him; in the sacraments, He gives us the graces necessary to live a truly human life.

 

                 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

An interview with Fr. Jean Olivier M. Sambu, pastor, will be on the first baptismal class.