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

Annita Gonzalez, Bookkeeper

Diana Enriquez, Secretary

Sergio Garcia, Maintenance

Brother Moises A. Lopez, MSC, DRE

Javier Tinoco, IT

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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READING FOR THE WEEK

OCTOBER 3 - 9

Monday:
Gal 1: 6-12;
Lk 10: 25-37

Tuesday:
Gal 1: 13-24;
Lk 10:38-42

Wednesday:
Gal 2: 1-2, 7-14;
Lk 11: 1-4

Thursday:
Gal 3: 1-5;
Lk 11: 5-13

Friday:
Gal 3: 7-14;
Lk 11: 15-26

Saturday:
Gal 3: 22-29;
Lk 11: 27-28


Sunday:
2 Kgs 5: 14-17;
2 Tm 2: 8-13;
Lk 17: 11-19

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.
               TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
                                  October 2, 2016
Almighty ever-living God, who in the abundance of your kindness surpass the merits and the desires of those who entreat you, pour out your mercy upon us to pardon what conscience dreads and to give what prayer does not dare to ask. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 PARISH NEWS

FALL FESTIVAL: Our Fall Fest 2016 will be on Saturday, October 22nd. Let us support Miss Maribel Galvan with all preparations for our Fall Fest.  We will be having a Pastoral Council Meeting with the Chairpersons of the Food Booth: Maribel Galvan 367-0060 & Jovita Cardenas 975-0189, Games/Rides Booth: Laura Martinez 472-9377 & Diana Andaverde 499-4824, Music: Armando Garcia 648-4451, Circle of Love: Josie Rodriguez 571-8103, Sponsorship: Armando Lopez 463-7208 and Country Store: Yolanda Martinez 565-3285 and Set Up/Breakdown: Knights of Columbus and Ushers on Tuesday, October 4 at the Conference Room at 6:30 pm.  For more information, please contact Maribel Galvan @ 367-0060.

RAFFLE TICKETS: All Organization will be distributing the raffle tickets and also after Masses, please see your coordinator from your organization or contact the Parish Office. Thank you for your cooperation. God bless you and your families.

CIRCLE OF LOVE: Envelopes for the Circle of Love are located at the main entrance of the church.  All Circle of Love participants will be recognized on Cross Heart Memory Signs that will be places in front of the music stage during the Fall Fest.  If you would like to be a Circle of Love contributor, please put your envelope in the collection basket or drop by the parish office. You can also contact Josie Rodriguez at 571-8103 or call the parish office.

FOOD BANK: Our Food Bank is in need.  Please help us by donating Cooking Oil, Rice, Beans, and cans of Vegetables or Fruit.  You can drop off at Church entrance or bring to the Parish Office.

ADORATION: We invite you to be a committed adorer.  If you want to spend one hour with Jesus, please call Sylvia Gonzales @ 565-6094/605-7517 or Silvia Bernal 975-0018.


DAYS OF CCE:
Elementary (1st - 5th Grades) on Mondays @ 5:30-7:00 pm at the Hall/School;
RCIA for Children on Mondays @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm at the School Building;
Middle (6th - 8th Grades) on Tuesdays @ 6:00-7:30 pm at the School Building;
High School (9th-12th Grades) on Wednesdays @ 7-8:30 pm at the School;
RCIA for Adults on Wednesdays @ 7-8:30 pm at the Hall.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE @ 514-5138. EMAIL ADDRESS IS PCL-OLMMERCEDES@CDOB.ORG


FIRST COMMUNION PARENTS MEETING on Monday, October 3, 2016 @ 6:00 pm in the Church.  For more information, please contact Br. Moises @ 514-5138.

PRAY THE ROSARY: During the Month of October, we wil be praying the Rosary every day 30 minutes before each Holy Mass or Laudes (Morning Prayer).  Please join us.

ALL SOULS DAY ENVELOPES: Please use your All Souls Day envelopes from your box and if you don't have an envelopes they are at the main entrance of the Church or in the Parish Office.  Please turn in All Souls Day Envelopes by Monday, October 24, 2016.

VISITING THE SICK: If you have a loved one who is ill, is not aside to attend Mass and would like to receive Communion, please call the parish office to make arrangements.


DIOCESE NEWS
2016 ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL envelopes are at the front entrance of the Church.  If you would like to make a gift to the 2016 Annual Appeal, you may send your gift to the Diocese of Brownsville at 700 North Virgen de San Juan Blvd., San Juan, Texas 78589.

Prayers are requested for the Following: Michael Brown, Deacon Roberto Cantu, Belinda Chavez, Kenneth Dunham, San Juanita Galaviz, Isaiah Garza, Rolando Gonzales, Ofelia Gomez, Dalia Gutierrez, Sylvia Hinojosa, Aurelia Leal, Yolanda Leal, Juanita Huff, Christina Loya, David King,  Pedro Martinez, Delores Nelson, Cleo & Gloria M. Ramirez, Elva Riojas, Gregoria Rincon and David Ruelas.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING

CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS

IN THE PARISH OFFICE!