Our Lady of Mercy
A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery
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FEBRUARY 14, 2016
Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of the riches hidden in Christ and by worthy conduct pursue their effects. 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.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Every Friday at 6:30 pm in the Church beginning on
February 12 Altar Servers
February 19 CDA
February 26 Knights of Columbus
March 4 Adoration
March 11 Altar Society/Angel Rosary Group
March 18 RCIA
March 25 Live Stations of the Cross @ 3:00 pm
by the Youth Group & CCE Students
CARRY-OUT BBQ CHICKEN: The Knights of Columbus will selling tickets after all Masses for their Annual BBQ Chicken. On Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 10 am till 2 pm. $8 a plate. For more information and tickets, please contact Pedro Martínez @ 498-3500 or Coach Pete Martínez @ 463-9075 or any of the organization coodinators. PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #12869. THANKS AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES.
YOUTH GROUP MEETING on Sunday, February 21, 2016 @ 2:30 pm in School Building Room#9.
PASSION PLAY PRACTICE on Sunday, February 21, 2016 @ 3:00 pm in Our Lady of Mercy Church Grounds.
PARENT'S MEETING FOR RCIA-CHILDREN: on Monday, February 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm in the Church. For more information, please contact Br. Moises A. Lopez at (956) 514-5138.
Lent-Easter Guidelines from the Office of the Bishop – The time of Lent is to be observed by
Catholics as a special season of prayer,
penance, and works of charity, fast and abstinence.
Ash Wednesday and Friday of the Passion and
Death of Our Lord are the most important penitential days of the liturgical
year. They are days of both fast and
abstinence. All Fridays in Lent are days
In the United
States, fasting on all weekdays of Lent is strongly recommended; on all Fridays
of the year, the USCCB recommends that we select one or more of the following:
abstinence from meat, prayer, penance (especially by eating less food) and
almsgiving, for the sake of world peace. The
rule of fasting states that only one full meal may be taken per day. Two
small meals, “sufficient to maintain strength” are allowed but together they
should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals breaks the fast but
drinking liquids does not. Abstinence
(of meat) refers to the eating of meat of warm blooded animals (e.g. beef,
lamb, chicken, pork). Under the present law, it does not include egg or
milk products, meat broth or gravies. The substantial observance of the laws of
fast and abstinence is a serious obligation.
Those who are not able to observe the laws because of work or health
related issues are excused from fasting and abstinence. The individual
conscience can decide if there is a proper cause to excuse. A more serious reason should be present to
excuse from the Ash Wednesday and Good Friday penance.
Prayers are requested for the Following: Armando Adame, Antonio Anzaldua, Jr., Danny Avila, Kasey Banda, Ricardo Banuelos, Consuelo Barroso, Daniel Barroso, III, Deacon Roberto Cantu, Jeralyn Cantu, Odilia B. Cavazos, Anthony Chronis, Seth Aaron Cruz, Nellie Galvan, Rogelio Galvan, Delia Garcia, Eliodoro Garcia, Eloy Garcia, Margarita T. Garcia, Isaiah Garza, Kayana Garza, Ofelia Gomez, Adriana Gonzales, Janie Gonzales, Sylvia Gonzales, Dalia Gutierrez, Aurelia Leal, Jovanna Lopez, Saul Martell, Ofelia Molinero, Tony De Ochoa, Alicia Ortiz, Ramona Peña, Dalia Presas, Cleo & Gloria M. Ramirez, Elva Riojas, Gregoria Rincon, Roberto Romero, Lydia Rodriguez, Rene Rodriguez, David Ruelas, Estela Salazar, Casey Uresti and Lupita Verduzco.