Our Lady of Mercy Church

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

(956) 565-1141 Office/565-1640 Fax/514-5139 CCE

olm@olmmercedes.org or olm@cdob.org

 

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Prayer for a Priest
O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father Olivier. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life. In his loneliness, comfort him In his sorrows, strengthen him In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption. O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much. Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy. Amen.

Rev. Jean Olivier M. Sambu, Pastor

Deacon Roberto Cantu

Annita Gonzalez, Bookkeeper

Diana Enriquez, Secretary

Sergio Garcia, Maintenance

Brother Moises A. Lopez, MSC, DRE

Gina Garza,

Coordinator of Youth Ministry

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

Welcome

to

Our Lady of Mercy

Catholic Church

A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery



FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Pour forth thy power, O Lord, and come: Assist us by that mighty power, so that by thy grace and merciful kindness we may swiftly receive the salvation that our sins impede: Who lives and reigns with thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

DECEMBER SCHEDULE:

 

Wednesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve

  • Children’s Mass @ 7 pm      (E)             
  • Christmas Carols @ 11 pm 
  • Midnight Mass @ 12 midnight (B)

 

Thursday, December 25 – Christmas Day

  • Mass @ 10 am         (B)      

Wednesday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

  • Evening Mass @ 6:30 pm (E)

 

Thursday, January 1 – Day of Obligation –

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Mass @ 10 am (B)
 
 

2015 SUNDAY ENVELOPES will be at the main entrance of the church, beginning on the weekend of December 6. They are by last name. If you would like to have Sunday envelopes, please call at (956) 565-1141 or drop by the parish office.

 

MASSES FOR 2015: The Mass Book is open for the months of January thru March, 2015.  Please drop by the parish office. 

 

2015 CALENDARS:  Registered members of the Parish make pick up calendar at the Parish Office.

 

REQUIESCAT IN PACE: Please pray for those who died: †Ismael Gonzalez.

  

POSADAS will be held from December 15 to 23. It is a novena in preparation for Christmas.  Posadas will begin at 6:00 pm every evening at the neighborhoods. Please bring a flashlight!

  • Friday, December 19: Altar Society

      Oscar Presas 141 Prosperity Drive

  • Saturday, December 20: Knights of Columbus

      Pedro Martinez 152 Las Palmas Drive

  • Sunday, December 21: CDA

      Rosa Gracia 237 Las Palmas

  • Monday, December 22: Pastoral Council

           Tilly Castaneda 1138 W. 14th Street

Tuesday, December 23: Choirs

       Larry & Irma Morales 944 Closner 

NO ADORATION on Wednesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 31 (New Years Eve).

 

NO BIBLE CLASSES on Thursday, December 25, 2014 (Christmas Day) and January 1, 2015 (New Years Day). 
 

NO CCE/RCIA CLASSES until Sunday, January 4; Tuesday, January 6 and Wednesday, January 7, 2015.

 

OFFICE CLOSED: The Parish Office will be CLOSED on Thursday, December 25, 2014 and Friday, December 26, 2014, because of the Christmas Holidays.

 

DECORATION FOR CHRISTMAS: Volunteers are needed to help decorate and set up the Church for Christmas Nativity and other decorations. Please come and help us on Sunday, December 21 at 3:30 pm in the Church. And Monday, December 22 we will continue to decorate the Altar and Christmas tree at 11:30 am. For more information please contact Fred and Delia Hinojosa at 565-4463 or 463-9571.

CCE NEWS

(CATECHUMEN): Angel Gabriel Garza, Pedro Luis Garza, Savannah Deeandra Guerra, Caitlyn D. Gutierrez, Kristy Lopez, Dominick Ivan Martinez, Emily Martinez, Brihanna Jazmin Navarro, Leticia Adrianna Navarro, Ashley D. Rangel, Alejandrina Robledo, Victoria Salinas, Leiah Jane Sanchez, Carolina Treviño, Rebecca Marie Treviño, Yamileth Treviño, Paulino Vasquez III, Javier Adolfo Vasquez, Yasmin Vasquez and Allen M. Ybarra

To All High School Youth from Grades 9th – 12th: YOU’RE INVITED to Angels of Mercy Youth Ministry Group on every Wednesday from 6-7 pm at School Building Room#8. Please contact Gina Garza 789-3467 or 514-5138.

 

POINSETTIAS DONATION

In Loving Memory of

†Amador Tomas, †Librada C.,

†Amador Jaime Fernandez &

†Lauro & †Jennifer Marie Guerra

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LET'S PRAY FOR ALL

THE UNBORN, CHILDREN,

ELDERLY, POOR, LONELY,

SOLDIERS, AND MOST OF

ALL OUR PRIEST!

 

OUR LADY OF MERCY,

PRAY FOR US!

LORD HAVE MERCY!!!

Prayer are requested for the Following 

Marlen Gutierrez,

Marissa Garza,

Julie Leal Garza,

 Aurelia Leal,

Joaquin Dominguez, III,

Irene Gutierrez,

Irma M. Martinez,

Hilda Marquez,

Alicia Z. Vasquez,

Sr. Norma Gutierrez, MCDP,

Antonia Mata Martinez,

Roy De Leon,

Robert Marroquin,

Viola Cantu,

Nellie Galvan,

Gorgonio Trevino,

 Virigina Codon,

Jovanna Lopez,

Irma Euresti,

Irene Garcia,

Isaiah Garza,

Daniel Avila, Jr.,

 Maria de Luz Calixto.

Lupita Verduzco

Irene Cantu,

Ralphie Hinojosa,

Estela Salazar,

Ofelia Molinero,

Melissa Alaniz,

Simona Vega,

Silvia Bernal,

Tilly & Eleazar Sr. Castañeda

and John Anthony Gorena.

FLOWERS

For the weekend of

December 20 & 21

In Loving Memory of

†Sylvia S. Martinez

by Martinez Family