Our Lady of Mercy Church

322 S. Vermont (PO Box 805) Mercedes, Tx. 78570

(956)565-1141 Office  ~  (956)565-1640 Fax  ~  (956)514-5139 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

Luis Rodriguez, 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


Tel.  (956)565-1141


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Our Lady of Mercy

Catholic Church

A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery

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                                     July 24, 2016
O God, protector of those who hope in you, without whom nothing has firm foundation, nothing is holy, bestow in abundance your mercy upon us and grant that, with you as our ruler and guide, we may use the good things that pass in such a way as to hold fast even now to those that ever endure. 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.


GARAGE SALE ITEMS: It's time to clean out your closets, kitchen and garage for any items you would like to donate to the Garage Sale, please bring the items beginning on the month of July to the Parish Hall.  The garage sale will be on Thursday, August 4, Friday August 5 and Saturday, August 6!  Anyone who would like to help with the Sale is welcome.  For more information, please call: Sylvia Jimenez @ 463-5442 or leave a message or call after 6 pm 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.



Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29

9:00 am till 12:00 noon

For Grades 1st through 6th

OLM Parish Hall


To register please contact Br. Moises @ 514-5138!

2016-17 REGISTRATION FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: will begin on Monday, August 8, during working hours and the following weekends: Saturday, August 13 from 6 to 7:30 pm; Sunday, August 14 from 8 am till 2:30 pm and also on August 21. Fees: $25 per students or $35 per family (2 or more); Bring Birth Certificate for the Sacrament of Baptism or Baptism Certificate for the Sacrament of First Communion or Confirmation.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE @ 514-5138. EMAIL ADDRESS IS PCL-OLMMERCEDES@CDOB.ORG.

CATECHIST WORKSHOP/ORIENTATION: will be having our Annual beggining of the year Workshop on Saturday, August 20th at 10 am in School Building Room #8! Attention Catechist please make plans to attend, as we will be discussing policies and procedures for this upcoming year.

CATECHIST NEEDED: We are in need of volunteers to help catechize and evangelize our young children and youth.  If you are interested in becoming a Catechist, please contact Br. Moises at the Religious Education Office 514-5138 or email him @ pcl-olmmercedes@cdob.org.  What is a Catechist? A Catechist is a person like you, who catechizes (teaches) and evangelize the people of God, by using the many Gifts God has given you.  How do I become a Catechist? To become a Catechis is a simple process: 1). You meet with the Director of Religious Education, and fill out an application (which includes a background check). 2). You participate in the Protecting God's Children Workshop. 3). Participate in the annual Orientation Workshop for Catechist.

CCE PARENTS ORIENTATION will be on Sunday, August 21!

YOUTH CHOIR: ATTENTION ALL YOUTH: If you are interested in joining our youth choir program, please contact Luis Rodriguez @ 514-5138.

Prayers are requested for the Following: Antonio Anzaldua, Jr., Danny Avila,  Consuelo Barroso, Daniel Barroso, III, Deacon Roberto Cantu, Isabella Castillo, Isabel Chapa, Belinda Chavez, Sylvia Cordova, Eustacio Flores, Sr., San Juanita Galaviz, Yesenia Galindo, Nellie Galvan, Irene Garcia, Isaiah Garza, Ofelia Gomez, Dalia Gutierrez,  Aurelia Leal, Yolanda Leal, Saul Martell,  Pedro Martinez, Dora Pena, Cleo & Gloria M. Ramirez, Elva Riojas, Gregoria Rincon, David Ruelas, Estella Salazar and Madelyn Uresti.