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

Gloria Cabarrubio, 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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Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Day

               Mass @ 10:00 am.

OFFICE CLOSED: On Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2015 the office will be closed! Have a special and blessed Thanksgiving.

THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the Food Bank before the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We appreciate all those that donated food, money, and their time to make it a special Thanksgiving Day for so many families.  God bless you abundantly.

MASSES FOR 2016: The Mass Book will be opened for 2016 beginning on Tuesday, December 1 for the months of January thru March 2016. Please drop by the parish office.

ALTAR SOCIETY CHALUPA (MEXICAN BINGO) will be on Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 3:30 pm at the Parish Hall. 20 games $10 for 2 cards. All procedes are for Altar Needs!  To purchase tickets please contact Delia Hinojosa @ 565-4463.

2016 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.

STROKE SCAN: Every 40 seconds, someone is the U.S. is having a stroke! Stroke Scan is having an ultrasound vascular control screening for our community on Tuesday, December 15 @ the Parish Hall.  They will be checking 3 areas of the body: The Carotid Arteries in the neck for plaque buildup which is the #1 cause of stroke; the lower Abdominal Aorta for Aneurysms which is the important cause of sudden death; and the Arteries in the legs for blockage.  These tests are normally $500 to $1200 per test.  Stroke Scan is offering these tests for $50 each or special package discount: $140 all three-full vascular, plus while checking the arteries, we will also FOR FREE the Thyroid Gland, Gall Bladder, Liver and Kidneys and if we see an abnormality we will take pictures and report these results too.  Also, the A-Fib screening for the heart is FREE with the full pack. The Prostate test-PSA is $45. Cholesterol Profile is $45, and the Bone Density-Osteoporosis Test for ladies is $25. They will be registering on the weekend of December 5 & 6 after Masses or call for an appointment: 1-966-935-7226 or 832-447-7355.

                                  DECEMBER SCHEDULE:

Tuesday, December 8 - Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)

                Mass @ 7:00 am (S)

                Mass @ 6:30 pm (B)

Saturday, December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe

                Mañanitas @ 6:30 am

                Mass @ 7:00 am (S)

                Mass with Play by the Youth @ 5:00 pm (E)

Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve

                Children's Mass @ 7:00 pm (E)

                Christmas Carols @ 11:00 pm

                Midnight Mass @ 12 midnight (B)

Friday, December 24 - Christmas Day

                Mass @ 10 am (B)

Thursday, December 31 - New Years' Eve

                Evening Mass @ 6:30 pm (E)

Friday, January 1, 2016 - Day of Obligation - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God          Mass @ 10 am (B)

Prayers are requested for the Following: Isaiah Garza, Jose Carlin, Nellie Galvan, David Ruelas, Gloria Castaneda, Rebeca Marroquín, Juanita Sosa, Lupita Verduzco, Daniel Barroso, III, Elva Riojas, Alyzia Garza, Kim Curry, Delia Garcia, Carmen Cantu, Ramona Peña, Dolores Garcia, Ana L. Ruiz, Camilo Martínez, Jeralyn Cantu, Tony De Ochoa, Sylvia Yanes, Aurelia Leal, Adan Guerrero, Mike Polvado, Alma & Alyssa Pequeño, Ofelia Gomez and Jake Boultinghouse.

                                         NOVEMBER 29, 2015
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT: Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, the resolve to run forth to meet your Christ with righteous deeds at his coming, so that, gathered at his right hand, they may be worthy to possess the heavenly Kingdom. 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.
†Consuelo A. Villarreal
by Mary Craido
In Loving Memory of
†Jose R. Cantu
by Family