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.

News & Highlights

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·        See Mass Schedule

& Readings of the week!

·        Mass Intention

·       ALTAR SERVERS Schedule

·      LECTORS Schedule


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



Our Lady of Mercy

Catholic Church

A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery



God of power and mercy, only with your help can we offer you fitting service and praise. May we live the faith we profess and trust your promise of eternal life. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

A thousand thanks to ALL who so generously gave their time and talent to make our “Fall Fest” celebration a huge success. A special thanks to Nancy Garza and Tilly Castañeda for chairing this event and coordinating everything.
FALL FEST EVALUATION MEETING on Monday, November 10, 20134 at 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. 
 Raffle Winners

Saturday, October 25, 2014

1st - $1000 Gift Card – Heron Castillo – Mercedes

2nd - $500 Gift Card – Ercilia Lopez – Mercedes

3rd – Laptop Computer – Jodie Martinez – Mercedes

4th – Apple IPad – Lupe Longoria – Mercedes

5th – Digital Camera – Carlos Gil de Leyva – McAllen

6th - 32’ Flat Screen TV – Rosi Zepeda – Mercedes

7th – Apple IPod – Emma Gonzalez – Mercedes

8th – Kindle Fire – Janie Torress – Mercedes

9th – PSP Vita – Rene Acosta – Mercedes, Texas

10th – Nintendo Wii – Luis A. Guerrero, Jr. – Mercedes

11th– Blu-Ray Player – Marisela Lopez – Mercedes

12th – Pair of Mountain Bikes –Esperanza Leal-Donna

13th – Mini Fridge – Maria Moreno – Progreso

14th – Nintendo DSI – Christina Silva – Mercedes

15th – Bluetooth Home Entertainment-Alvin Ohlhauser

16th – $100 Gift Card – George Cardenas – Mercedes

17th – $100 Gift Card - Ken Dunham – Weslaco

18th – $50 HEB Gift Card –Elizabeth Barrera – Weslaco

19th - $50 Olive Garden – Gloria Garza – Mercedes

20th - $50 Home Depot-Christina Longoria – Mercedes

21st - $50 Wal-Mart Gift Card – Nicolasa Lopez

22nd - $50 Gift Card – Frisco Villarreal – Weslaco



SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1: (All Saints Day, is not observed) Mass at 5:00 pm.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2: (All Souls Day not observed) Mass at 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1pm (31st Sunday in Ordinary Time).


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3: 7:00 AM: Regular weekdayMass;

  6:30 PM: Commemoration of the Dead with calling of Names.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #12869: Meeting will be on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Conference Room.


YOUTH MINISTRY:  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.


FLOWERS: I would like to invite parishioners to consider donating flowers for our beautiful altar. A $50 donation is sufficient for two arrangements of fresh flowers for our Sunday Masses on the weekends of November 2014. Please call parish office!


BAPTISM: WE ARE NOW REGISTERING FOR BAPTISM CLASSES FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, WHICH WILL BE IN SPANISH. Deadline to register is November 5! THESE ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR BAPTISM: Must reside within the Parish Boundaries of Our Lady of Mercy Church.

Choosing the Godparents:

Godparents, if single must have all sacraments of initiation (Baptism/Confirmation/First Eucharist), and, if married, must be married through the Roman Catholic Church. They should actively participate in the Sacramental life of the Church. All Godparents (married by the Catholic Church or single) must be practicing Catholics (attending Mass on Sunday). Only one sponsor is needed but if there are two, they must be a male and a female.

At Time of Registration please provide:

    Child’s original birth certificate from the city/state.

    If baptism classes have been taken within the past 3 years, please present letter confirming classes taken at time of registration.

Interviews: The interview with Fr. Jean Olivier M. Sambu, pastor, will be on the first baptismal class.



†Arturo Ruelas,                                               by Mary Ruelas

†Chano Ortega & †Juana G. Rodriguez,        by Paul Rodriguez

†Abel & †Daniel Tomelloso                             by Alfredo Tomelloso

†Juan & †Guadalupe Tomelloso                     by Josie T. Rodriguez

†Anastasia Grace Trevino                               by Dad, Mom, Cassie, RJ & Lexi

†Lupe Cantu                                                    by Elisa Cantu & Family

†M/M Antonio Galvan & †Maria Guillen          by M/M Armando Lopez

†Agustin Reyes                                               by Mendoza & Reyes Family
  Paul & Josie Rodriguez
  Beatriz Ruiz
†Ben Soto, Sr. & †Carlos De La Rosa            by De La Rosa Family
†Nestor & †Rosa T. Villarreal                          by Raquel V. Davila
†Jose R. Cantu                                                by Olga Cantu & Family
†M/M Procopio Longoria & †Hilario Garcia     by Dolores L. Garcia
†Simon & †Pola Muniz & †Manuel & †Lucy Serrata   by Pearl Guerrero
†Olivia & †Guadalupe D. Gonzalez                by Yolanda M. Gonzalez
†Arnoldo Olivares                                           by Olivares Family
  Armando Adame
†Rafael Galvan, Jr.                                          by Lupita Galvan
†Fred Galvan, Sr.                                            by Lupita Galvan
†Guadalupe Galvan                                         by Lupita Galvan
†Sylvia S. Martinez                                          by Martinez Family
†Pena & †Trevino Family                                by Ernesto & Rebecca Trevino
†Heriberto Salinas, Jr.                                     by Maria E. Salinas
†Teresita de Jesus Marroquin                         by Rebeca Marroquin
†Israel Garza                                                   by Elida Garza & Family
†Francisco & †Adelina Hinojosa                     by Julie & Lea Hinojosa
†Pete Delgadillo                                              by Julie & Lea Hinojosa
†Alfredo, †Eva & Ma Apolonia Hinojosa         by Alfredo & Delia Hinojosa
†Roberto, †Ernesto & †Oscar Galvan             by Alfredo & Delia Hinojosa
†Aurelio & †Emerarda Loredo
†Leonardo & †Josefina Garcia                        by E. J. Garcia
†Alfonso & †Consuelo Solis                            by Mario & Rosa Gracia
†Juan, †Tommie & †Leopoldo Mendoza         by Family
†Jose c. & †Senovia Rodriguez                       by Rodriguez Family
†Mike Garza                                                     by Yolanda Garza
†Abelaro & †San Juan Saldivar                       by Jose & Beatriz Salazar
†Isabel & †Maria Salazar                                 by Leticia Salazar
  Cheto & Minnie Cavazos
  Jorge L. & Melissa M. Cavazos
  O. Omar & Erin Cavazos
  Jesus & Teresa Noriega
  Carlos & Angelik Cavazos
  Pete & Janie Guajardo
  Liza & Raudel Garza & Family
  Maury, Valerie & Mauro IV Vasquez
†Mercedes & Max Zapata, Sr.
†Aurora & †Mauro Vasquez, Sr.                  by M/M Mauro Vasquez, Jr.
†Simona G. & †Antonio Vega                      by Silvia Bernal & Simona Vega
†Dionicio Casares                                         by Maria E. Casares
†Leo Ramirez, Jr.                                         by Gloria M. Ramirez
†Rogue Martinez, Jr.                                    by Laura Martinez
†Luz & †Guadalupe O. Garza                      by Hector & Angie Garza
†Juan & †Guadalupe F. Garcia                    by Hector & Angie Garza
†Gabriel & †Leonor D. Guzman                   by Maria Emma Galvan 
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Prayer are requested for the Following 

Rudy Elizondo,

Isaiah Garza,

Emilio Rincon,

Beatriz Ruiz,

Amparo Aldape

Velia Sanchez,

Gloria & Cleo Ramirez,

Javier Garcia,

Robert Fernandez,

Beatriz Salazar,

Martina Guerra,

Dora Munoz,

Eugenio Martell,

Rosana Castillo,

Melissa Rincon,

Lupita Verduzco,

Sofia Perez

Andrew Neeley,

Nellie Galvan,

Maria Corker, 

Maria Quintanilla,

Marlen Gutierrez,

Marissa Garza,

Julie Leal Garz,

 Aurelia Leal,

Joaquin Dominguez, III,

Irene Gutierrez,

Irma M. Martinez,

Hilda Marquez,

Alicia Vasquez,

Sr. Norma Gutierrez, MCDP,

Antonia Mata Martinez,

Roy De Leon


Robert Marroquin.




†Sylvia S. Martinez

by Martinez Family


Virginia Fernandez


2014 Annual Diocesan Appeal envelopes are the front of the Church. If you would like to make a gift to the 2014 Annual Appeal, you may send your gift to the Diocese of Brownsville at 700 North Virgen de San Juan Blvd., San Juan Texas 78589.


BISHOP'S ANNUAL DINNER: The Annual Bishop’s Benefit Dinner is scheduled for Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight at the La Sierra Event Center in Harlingen.  We will have a larger display area and are counting on you to be generous once again with your timely donations of auction items.  As in previous years, all proceeds from the Bishop’s Annual Dinner will benefit Bishop’s charities. Single ticket donation is $150.00 or $300.00 per couple.  If you are interested in attending this event please contact the parish office 565-1141 for more information.