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@cdob.org

322 S. Vermont Avenue..........
Mercedes, Texas 78570..........

P 956-565-1141  F 956-565-1640..........
 

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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

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

 

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Our Lady of Mercy

Catholic Church

A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery



PARISH NEWS

PARISH CHALUPA (MEXICAN BINGO): We will be having our Annual Chalupa on Sunday, April 26 at 3:30 pm in the Parish Hall. ATTENTION ALL ORGANIZATION AND MEMBERS OF OLM: please turn in your ticket monies to the Parish Office or after Masses. 


HOLY BAPTISM REGISTRATIONS: We are now registering for Baptism Classes for the Month of May, which will be in SPANISH. Deadline to register is April 30! Guidelines are must be reside within the Parish Boundaries of Our Lady of Mercy.  Choosing the Godparents: if single must have all sacraments of initiation (Baptism/Confirmation/First Eucharist), and if married, must be married through the Roman Catholic Church and 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 the time of Registration please provide: * the child's original birth certificate from the state/city. * If baptism classes have been taken within the 3 years, please present letter confirming classes taken at time of registration. Interviews: are with Father Olivier, pastor, will be on the first baptimal class.


FLOWER DONATION: 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 for the weekends of June 21, 2015. Please call or drop by the parish office.


BIBLE STUDY: every Thursday @ 7 pm in the Parish Hall.


LAST DAY OF CCE: For Elementary (Grades 1-5) on Sunday, April 26 and for Middle School (Grades 6-8) on Tuesday, April 28; for High School (Grades 9-12) on Wednesday, April 29.  For more information, please contact Br. Moises A. Lopez at 514-5138.


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND LECTORS MEETING: ATTENTION ALL MINISTERS AND LECTORS: Newly enrolled and those already serving.  Please attend a very important meeting on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 @ 7 pm (right after Vespers and Benediction).


MAY IS THE MONTH OF MARY: We will be praying the Rosary before daily Mass at 6:30 am.


MOTHER'S DAY envelopes are available at main entrance of the Church or the parish office for anyone who wishes to enroll their mother both living and deceased in the parish Mother's Day List.  You can also use the envelope in Sunday Box.  Please return your offering envelope to parish office by Monday, May 4.




Prayers are requested for the Following: Robert Marroquin, Nellie Galvan, Jovanna Lopez, Irma Euresti, Isaiah Garza, Daniel Avila, Jr., Maria de la Luz Calixto, Melissa Rincón, Estela Salazar, Ofelia Molinero, Melissa Alaniz, Simona Vega, Eleazar Sr. Castañeda, Felipe Martinez, Jr., Saul Martell, Lina Blanco, Leticia Viveros, Jesús "Chuy" Guzmán, Debbie Saldana, Beatriz Ruiz, Evangelina P. Torres, Alfonso Zarate, Jose Carlin, Kevin Trevino, Gregoria Rincón, Jesús Barrera, Baby Carreon, Jr., Victoria & Tomasita Navarez, Lupita Verduzco, Juan Jose Garcia, Bobby Galvan, Bonnie Brynteson, Vicky Solis, Lilly Garza, Daniel & Lilliana Salinas, Irene & Carmen Garcia, Elva Riojas, Rick Hinojosa, Aurelia Leal, Juanita Huff, Destiny Garza and Nancy King.


FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Jesus the Good Shepherd prayer: God of peace, by the blood of the eternal covenant you brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep; make us perfect in every good work, and work in us that which is pleasing and good; through Jesus Christ who is alive with you and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen.