Our Lady of Mercy Church

322 S. Vermont (PO Box 805) Mercedes, Tx. 78570

(956)565-1141 Office  ~  (956)565-1640 Fax  ~  (956)514-5138 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

Javier Tinoco, 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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to

Our Lady of Mercy

Catholic Church

A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery


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               TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
                                     August 21, 2016
O God, who cause the minds of the faithful to unite in a single purpose, grant your people to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that, amid the uncertainties of this world, our hearts may be fixed on the place where true gladness is found. 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.

 PARISH NEWS

FALL FESTIVAL: Miss Maribel Galvan is the Chairperson for our Fall Fest 2016.  Let us support Miss Galvan with all preparations for our Fall Fest.  If you are interested in volunteering in one of the food or game booths or anything else, please contact her at (956) 367-0060 or parish office at 565-1141.  Our Fall Fest will be on Saturday, October 22nd!

RAFFLE TICKETS: All Organization will be distributing the raffle tickets, please see your coordinator from your organization. Thank you for your cooperation. God bless you and your families.

LAUDES ONLY (NO MASS): Father Olivier will be out of town, therefore will be NO DAILY MASS during the week days.  There will be Laudes (Morning Prayer) on Monday thru Friday. Weekend Mass schedule will remain the same.

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.


2016-17 REGISTRATION FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Monday thru Thursday during working hours and Sunday, August 21 from 8 am till 2:30 pm. Fees: $25 per students or $35 per family (2 or more); Bring Birth Certificate for the Sacrament of Baptism or Baptism Certificate for the Sacrament of First Communion or Confirmation.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE @ 514-5138. EMAIL ADDRESS IS PCL-OLMMERCEDES@CDOB.ORG.


CATECHIST NEEDED: We are in need of volunteers to help catechize and evangelize our young children and youth.  If you are interested in becoming a Catechist, please contact Br. Moises at the Religious Education Office 514-5138 or email him @ pcl-olmmercedes@cdob.org.  What is a Catechist? A Catechist is a person like you, who catechizes (teaches) and evangelize the people of God, by using the many Gifts God has given you.  How do I become a Catechist? To become a Catechist is a simple process: 1). You meet with the Director of Religious Education, and fill out an application (which includes a background check). 2). You participate in the Protecting God's Children Workshop. 3). Participate in the annual Orientation Workshop for Catechist.


CCE PARENTS ORIENTATION: We will have a Parent Orientation on Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 3:30 pm in the Church. For more information, please contact Br. Moises A. Lopez at 514-5138.


FIRST DAYS OF CCE:
Elementary (1st - 5th Grades) on Monday, September 5 @ 5:30-7:00 pm;
RCIA for Children on Monday, September 5 @ 5:30 - 7:00 pm;
Middle (6th - 8th Grades) on Tuesday, September 6 @ 6:00-7:30 pm;
High School (9th-12th Grades) on Wednesday, September 7 @ 7-8:30 pm;
RCIA for Adults on Wednesday, September 7 @ 7-8:30 pm.

2016 CATECHETICAL CONVOCATION: Attention all Catechists and Religious Education Volunteers: This year's Catechetical Convocation will be held on Saturday, September 24th at the McAllen Convention Center (700 Convention Center Blvd - McAllen, Texas). Cost per person $20 and deadline is Thursday, September 1. If you are interested in attending, please see or call Br. Moises at the Religious Education Office to register.

PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN WORKSHOP: Attention all CATECHISTS and VOLUNTEERS who have not attended a PGC Workshop, this workshop will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 am in School Building Room#9. Please RSVP with Br. Moises at 514-5138 or by email at pcl-olmmercedes@cdob.org.


Prayers are requested for the Following: Deacon Roberto Cantu,  Tilly Castaneda, Belinda Chavez, San Juanita Galaviz, Irene Garcia, Isaiah Garza, Ofelia Gomez, Dalia Gutierrez,  Aurelia Leal, Yolanda Leal, Juanita Huff, David King,  Pedro Martinez, Cleo & Gloria M. Ramirez, Elva Riojas, Gregoria Rincon and David Ruelas.

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