Our Lady of Mercy
A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery
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THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
October 23, 2016
Almighty ever-living God, increase our faith, hope and charity, and make us love what you command, so that we may merit what you promise. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
FALL FEST 2016
Join us on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
from 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bring your friends and family!!!
Come & Eat: Fajitas Tacos, Menudo, Mexican Tacos, Gorditas, Sausage Tacos, Funnel Cakes, Popcorn, Pickles, Fried Orieos, Hot Dogs, Nachos and more...
Drinks: Aguas Frescas, Sodas, Lemonade, water, etc...
Play Games: Mexican Bingo (Chalupa), Plinko, Dart Throw and other games....
BRING YOUR CHILDREN TO THE RIDES!
COME DANCE AND HEAR MUSIC:
Mid-Night Run, Klave and Gilberto Perez and etc....
For more information, please contact Maribel Galvan @ 367-0060.
FALL FEST DONATIONS: WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FOR THE FALL FEST. Items needed: water, sodas, corn tortillas, hot dog wieners and buns; nacho chips and trays; chili con carne; lettuce & tomato; fritos & hot Cheetos (small bags); paper towels; foam plates; foil paper. Stuff animals; country store items and WE ARE IN NEED OF HOMEMADE CAKES AND CUPCAKES FOR "CAKE WALK". Thank you and may the Lord continue blessing you and your family.
RAFFLE TICKETS: Please turn in your raffle ticket money and stubs at the parish office or after all the masses this weekend. Thank you for your cooperation. God bless you and your families.
FOOD BANK: Our Food Bank is in need. Please help us by donating Cooking Oil, Rice, Beans, and cans of Vegetables or Fruit. You can drop off at Church entrance or bring to the Parish Office.
ADORATION: We invite you to be a committed adorer. If you want to spend one hour with Jesus, please call Sylvia Gonzales @ 565-6094/605-7517 or Silvia Bernal 975-0018.
PRAY THE ROSARY: During the Month of October, we wil be praying the Rosary every day 30 minutes before each Holy Mass or Laudes (Morning Prayer). Please join us.
ALL SOULS DAY ENVELOPES: Please use your All Souls Day envelopes from your box and if you don't have an envelopes they are at the main entrance of the Church or in the Parish Office. Please turn in All Souls Day Envelopes by Monday, October 24, 2016.
VISITING THE SICK: If you have a loved one who is ill, is not aside to attend Mass and would like to receive Communion, please call the parish office to make arrangements.
COUNTERS: We are in need of volunteers to count the collection on Monday mornings. Requirements are: a maximum of 1 to 3 hours, a background check, Protecting God's Children and cash handling experience. Please contact Parish Office @ 565-1141.
ALL SAINTS' DAY MASSES: on Tuesday, November 1 @ 7 am & 6:30 pm.
ALL SOULS' DAY MASSES: on Wednesday, November 2 @ 7 am Regular weekday Mass and 6:30 pm: Commemoration of the Dead with calling of Names.
BAPTISM: WE ARE NOW REGISTERING
FOR BAPTISM CLASSES FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, WHICH WILL BE IN SPANISH. Deadline to register is November 25, 2016! 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, pastor, will be on
the first baptismal class.
2016 ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL envelopes are at the front entrance of the Church. If you would like to make a gift to the 2016 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 2, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 12 mid-night at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Hall in McAllen, Texas. 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 precious years, all proceeds from the Bishop's Annual Dinner will benefit Bishop's charities. Single tickets donation is $150.00 or $300.00 per couple. If you are interested in attending this event please contact the parish office at 565-1141 for more information.
Prayers are requested for the Following: Michael Brown, Deacon Roberto Cantu, Eleazar Castaneda, Sr., Belinda Chavez, Kenneth Dunham, San Juanita Galaviz, Alexandria Galindo, Isaiah Garza, Rolando Gonzales, Ofelia Gomez, Dalia Gutierrez, Sylvia Hinojosa, Aurelia Leal, Juanita Huff, Christina Loya, Ray Loya, David King, Pedro Martinez, Delores Nelson, Cleo & Gloria M. Ramirez, Elva Riojas, Gregoria Rincon, David Ruelas and Juani Wyatt.
WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING
CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS
IN THE PARISH OFFICE!
OUR LADY OF MERCY CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 S. VERMONT AVE (PO BOX 805)
MERCEDES, TEXAS 78570
(956) 565-1640 FAX
(956) 514-5138 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
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