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Rev. Jean Olivier M. Sambu, Pastor


Deacon Roberto Cantu

Yolanda Escobar,

Pastoral Assistant

Annita Gonzalez,

Bookkeeper

Diana Enriquez,

Secretary

Miguel Martinez, IT

Sergio Garcia,

Maintenance 

Sylvia Jimenez, PCL

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

 

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SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
DECEMBER 8, 2019
Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heaven wisdom gain us admittance to his company. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, you Son, who lives and reigns with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Monday, December 9, 2019
Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena @ 6:30 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
Adoration Ministry Meeting @ 2:00 pm (Office)
CCE Classes @ 5:30 - 6:30 pm (Hall/School)
   (1st - 3rd Grades & 1st Communion & RCIA for Children

Tuesday, December 10, 2019:
Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena @ 6:30 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
CCE Classes @ 6:00 - 7:00 pm (Hall/School)
    (4th - 8th Grades)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Our Lady of Guadalupe Novena @ 6:30 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
Adoration  @ 7:30 am till 7:00 pm (Church)
Vespers @ 6:30 pm (Church)
CCE Classes @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm (School)
    (9th - 12th Grades & RCIA for Adults)

Thursday, December 12, 2019   
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mañanitas @ 6:30 am (Church)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Rosary @ 6:30 am (Church)
Mass @ 7:00 am (Church)
Mass @ 6:30 pm (Church)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Play by the Youth (Hall)

Friday, December 13, 2019 
No Laudes

Saturday, December 14, 2019
Confessions @ 3:00 pm (Church)
Mass @ 4:00 pm (Church)

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Mass @ 7:00 am Spanish (Church)
Mass @ 9:00 am English (Church)
Mass @ 11:00 am English (Church) 
Mass @ 1:00 pm Spanish (Church)
Posada: Bible Study Group @ 6:00 pm (OLM Parish Hall)
                Begin @ BBQ Area
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
SATURDAY'S MASS TIME CHANGE: We will be changing the time for the Mass on Saturdays to 4:00 pm. Confession will be at 3:00 pm beginning on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

COUNTERS: We are need of volunteers to count the collection on Monday mornings.  Requirements are: must commit 1 to 3 hours, a background check, Protecting God's Children and cash handling experience.  Please contact Parish Office @ 565-1141.

NOVENA FOR OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE continues until on Wednesday, December 11.

ADORATION: We invite you to be a committed adorer.  If you want to spend one hour with Jesus, please call Sylvia Gonzales @ 565-6094.

MASS FOR 2020: The Mass Book will be open on Monday, December 9 for the months of January thru March 2020.  Please stop by the parish office.

2020 Calendars: Registered members of the Parish may pick up calendar at the Parish Office.

DECEMBER SCHEDULE

Thursday, December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe
6:30 am - Mananitas
7:00 am - Mass (S)
6:30 am - Mass with followed Play by the Youth (E)

Sunday, December 15 - Posada
6:00 pm - Bible Study Group - Oscar Castaneda 472-4172 @ 
OLM Parish Hall will begin @ the BBQ Area.

Monday, December 16 - Posada
6:00 pm - Altar Servers @ Jesus & Becky Martell 912 Closner
975-9415

Tuesday, December 17 - Posada
6:00 pm - Home Visit the Sick - Delia Longoria - 27859 Mile 3 E Rd.
620-9132

Wednesday, December 18 - Posada
6:00 pm - RCIA Adults @ OLM Parish Hall - 514-5138

Thursday, December 19 - Posada
6:00 pm - Adoration: Sylvia Gonzales @ OLM Parish Hall - 565-6094

Friday, December 20 - Posada
6:00 pm - 9 am Choir: Tony Anzaldua @ OLM Parish Hall - 454-0086

Saturday, December 21 - Posada
6:00 pm - Knights: Ignacio Garcia - 1215 S. Indiana - 503-3777

Sunday, December 22 - Posada
6:00 pm - Parishioner: Miriam Flores 1201 S. Missouri 376-7959

Monday, December 23 - Posada
6:00 pm CDA: Juan & Rosie Resendez 436 S Indiana 565-6449

Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
6:30 pm - CCE Children's Carols 
7:00 pm - Children's Mass (E)
8:30 pm - Santa Claus @ Parish Hall
11:00 pm - Christmas Carols by 9 am Choir
12 midnight - Midnight Mass (B)

Wednesday, December 25 - Christmas Day
10:00 am - Mass (B)

Tuesday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
7:00 am - Mass (B)

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - Day of Obligation - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
10:00 am - Mass (B)


DAILY MASS READINGS
Monday, December 9:           Genesis 3:9-15; Ephesians 1:3-6, 11-12;
                                              Luke 1: 26-38
Tuesday, December 10:        Isaiah 40: 1-11; Matthew 18:12-14
Wednesday, December 11:   Isaiah 40: 25-31; Matthew 11: 28-30
Thursday, December 12:       Zecharish 2:14-17 or 
                                              Revelation 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab;
                                              Luke 1: 26-38 or 1:29-47
Friday, December 13:            Isaiah 48: 17-19; Matthew 11: 16-19
Saturday, December 14:       Sirach 48: 1-4, 9-11; Matthew 17: 9a, 10-13; 
Sunday, December 15:          Isaiah 36: 1-6a, 10; James 5: 7-10;
                                              Matthew: 11:3-11

CONFESSIONS: SATURDAYS @ 3:00 PM
CELEBRATION OF THE  EUCHARIST
SATURDAY     4:00 PM - ENGLISH
SUNDAY         7:00 AM - SPANISH
                          9:00 AM -  ENGLISH
                         11:00 AM - ENGLISH
                           1:00 PM - SPANISH
MONDAY - THURSDAY @ 7:00 AM (SPANISH)
FIRST FRIDAY @ 7:00 AM (SPANISH)
OUR LADY OF MERCY CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 S. VERMONT AVE (P.O. BOX 805)
MERCEDES, TEXAS 78570
Parish Office (956) 565-1141 - Fax (956) 565-1640
(956) 514-5138 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
EMAIL ADDRESS: olm@cdob.org