Our Lady of Mercy
A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery
Let us pray, that the Holy Spirit may
bring peace and unity to
all mankind. Almighty and ever-living
God, you fulfilled the
Easter promise by sending us your Holy Spirit.
May that Spirit unite the races and nations on earth
to proclaim your glory. Grant this through
our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
New Saint Joseph People's Prayer Book
may is the month of mary
we will be praying the Rosary
before daily Mass at 6:30 am.
of Prayer for Vocations
Vocations as a sign of
hope founded in faith.
We say to all, beloved
children, young and old: do not allow people or ideas or events to capture your
choices and decisions. Why stop and wait? Meanwhile, the image of this world is
rapidly changing. Other waves of men come to this earth. The Gospel must be
proclaimed to all. Yesterday’s poor will add tomorrows. There are and will be
those who are hungry, thirsty, imprisoned, sick in body and spirit. They are
waiting for you: waiting for Christ (cf. Mt. 25, 35 ff.). There is work for
everyone. There is a place for you. - Pope Paul VI, from the Vatican, March 10,
1973. For more information about a vocation to the priesthood or the annual
vocations discernment retreat, please contact the Vocations Office at (956)
784-5060 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have received your
First Communion and would like to serve as a Altar Server, please contact
Rogelio Ayala at (956) 314-1531.
Men’s acts retreat: All Mercedes gentlemen from Our Lady of Mercy are invited to register
for Men’s ACTS Retreat which will take place on June 27ththru 30th,
2013. For more information,
please contact Pete Martinez at 956-463-9075.
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 JULY 7 THRU 21, 2013. Please call parish office or drop by!!!
In Thanksgiving for
Hector & Martha Gorena
In Thanksgiving of 45th Ann.
Heriberto & Elva Martinez
Deacon Arturo Castillo’s ordination to the priesthood: will be on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 10:00 am in
Saint Anthony Catholic Church – 209 S. Tenth Street in Harlingen, Texas. After
the ordination, there will be a Light reception at the Harlingen Community
Center – 201 E. Madison in Harlingen, Texas.
thank you especially to all that made
Confirmation Mass and Celebration possible. Especially to our Catholic Daughters
of America, 11 am Choir, Sacristans, Altar Servers, Altar Society, Sackk’s
(Manuela Garza), Catechists, Maribel Galvan, Sergio Garcia, Brother Moises
Lopez and Luis Salinas.
To all of
our Catechists who have
time and talent to teach
Religious Education here at our parish:
1st Grade - Silvia Bernal & Matilda "Tilly" Castaneda;
2nd Grade/Reconciliation-Hilda L. Ruiz & Delia Longoria;
3rd Grade/First Eucharist-Alma Zepeda
& Rebecca Martell;
Grade – Josie Rodriguez & Yolanda
Grade – Veronica Martinez;
Grade – Santos Gonzalez;
Grade - Martina D. Rodriguez;
Grade - Diana Enriquez;
9th Grade/Pre-Confirmation - Jesse Villarreal;
10th Grade/Confirmation – Annabel Mireles
& Armando E. Martinez;
11th & 12th/Post Confirmation – Pete Martinez;
RCIA adapted for Children & Youth - Gracie Castillo;
Angie Garza; Diana Andaverde;
Galvan; Laura Martinez; Jesus Noriega;
Maria Elena Rodriguez.
GOD BLESS YOU AND
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "102
MS. SIMONA VEGA
LOOK WHO IS CELEBRATING HER BIRTHDAY!!!
CELEBRATING 102 YEARS OLD
ON MAY 10, 2013.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIMONA
Help needed: We
are looking for a Chairperson to coordinate our Fall Fest 2013. Qualifications: Needs to take charge
and organize Fall Fest event --Game Booth, Food Booth and Raffle. If you are
ready to answer the call, contacts the Parish Office at 565-1141.
Have you or your child done something great recently?
Let us know and we'll post
their accomplishments here. Email name, recognition, and date to
LET'S PRAY FOR ALL
THE UNBORN, CHILDREN,
ELDERLY, POOR, LONELY,
SOLDIERS, AND MOST OF
ALL OUR PRIEST!
LORD HAVE MERCY!!!
Prayer are requested for the Following
& David Dueñas,
Roque De Leon, Jr,
Juanita D. Garcia
Loretta Ester Gonzales,
Vivianna Iris Perez,
Maria Luisa Peña,
COURAGE is a ministry of the
Diocese of Brownsville for Catholic women and men struggling with same-sex
(homosexual) attractions. COURAGE is a confidential apostolate that helps its
members through regular meetings, healthy friendships, and spiritual support.
This ministry has been active for over three years and its members have been meeting on the average of two times a
month for mutual support. For more information, please call Fr. Thomas Luczak,
OFM, (956-686-7711) or Gerardo at 956-369-4292. All calls are confidential.
A special Mass is being planned for all graduating seniors for
High School and College
Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11:00 am Mass.
Seniors, please call the parish office to let us know if you will be attending
the Mass by
Friday, May 24, 2013.
Dear Reverend Father, Parish Staff and
There are no words to express our most sincere
gratitude for everything that you have done for my family and me in this time
of grief and great need. All I can say is Thank You, on behalf of my family and
me. In this time of sorrow, you have elevated us in your prayers and gone the
extra mile to help us in any way possible. Rest assured that Almighty God will
bless you in abundance for your prayers and help. I can only offer my simple
prayers for all of you. Once again, my sincere Thanks for all that you have
done for my family. May the Peace of Christ be with you and your loved ones!
Br. Moises A. Lopez, MSC