Our Lady of Mercy
A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery
EASTER SUNDAY OF THE
RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
God our Father, by raising Christ your Son
you conquered the power of death
and opened for us the way to eternal life.
Let our celebration today raise us up
and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, forever and ever. Amen.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
April 18 Live Stations of the Cross @ (3:00
pm) by the Youth Group & CCE Students
HOLY THURSDAY – April 17, 2014 – Mass 6:30 PM and Adoration until Midnight concluding with night prayer.
GOOD FRIDAY: April 18, 2014 – 3:00 pm- Live Stations of the Cross and 6:30 pm – Solemn Liturgy.
HOLY SATURDAY: April 19, 2014 – Easter Vigil starts @ 9:00 pm (There will be no 5:00 pm Mass.)
EASTER SUNDAY MASSES: 7 AM, 9 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM.
PARISH CHALUPA (MEXICAN BINGO): ATTENTION ALL ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERS OF OLM: Please turn in your monies for the Chalupa to the Parish Office. Chalupa will be on Sunday, April 27 at 3:30 pm in the Parish hall.
PASTORAL COUNCIL & ALL HEADS OF THE ORGANIZATIONS MEETING: We will have a Special Meeting for ALL HEADS OF THE ORGANIZATIONS on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm in the Conference Room.
A BIG THANK YOU to the Organizations: Adoration, Altar Servers, Altar Society, Catechists, CDA's, CCE Parents, Choirs, Knights of Columbus #12869, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Rosary Group, Ushers and Youth Group for coordinating a beautiful Pre-Holy Week Fellowship and Social. Thanks also to all who participated in making the Holy Week liturgies beautiful.
BIBLE STUDY: will continue every Thursday from 6:30 pm at the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact Oscar Castaneda @ 463-4172.
CHANGE OF DATE FOR RAFFLE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #12869 is having a Raffle of five different religious items: Hand Sewn Blanket (Our Lady of Guadalupe); House Prayer Decoration; Holy Family Statue; Infant of Prague and Our Lady of Juan Frame for $5. Drawing will be May 8, 2014. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact Pedro Martinez 565-3285 or Coach Pete Martinez 463-9075.
THANK YOU - A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL WINTER TEXANS for all of your support and love to Our Lady of Mercy Parish. We will miss you. Please keep SAFE going back home!
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED: On Good Friday, April 18 and Easter Monday, April 21!
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ST. JOSEPH PARISH ANNOUNCES PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Father Greg Labus from St. Joseph in Edinburg is hosting a 12-day spiritual pilgrimage from Oct. 13 -24 to Italy. The price per person is $3,590 includes four-star hotels, meals, tour guides and daily Mass. To reserve a space or for more information, please call Parish office at (956) 383-3728.
Please pray for our ELECT: Darren Cabrera, Kristina Chandler, Brayan Garcia, Francisco Garcia, Rose M. Garza, Lawrence Rios, Jacob Villarreal and Lynette Villarreal. And also pray for their catechists: Yolanda Martinez, Laura Martinez, Maribel Galvan, Jesus Noriega, Diana Andaverde and Maria Elena Rodriguez.
CONFIRMATION PRACTICE for Sponsors and Candidates on Easter Monday, May 5, 2014 @ 6 pm in the Church.
FIRST COMMUNION PRACTICE for Parents and Candidates on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 @ 6 pm in the Church.
NO CCE CLASSES: the week of April 20/22/23 (Easter Week). Classes will resume on April 27/29/30, at the regular scheduled time. For more information, contact Br. Moisés A. Lopez @ 514-5138.
BAPTISM CELEBRATION FOR THOSE WHO ATTENDED BAPTISM CLASS IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY: on Saturday, April 26 @ 10 am. Parents and Sponsors, please be inside the Church by 9:30 am.
LAST DAY OF CCE: For High School (Grades 9-12) on Wednesday, April 30; for Elementary (Grades 1-5) on Sunday, May 4 and for Middle School (Grades 6-8) on Tuesday, May 6. For more information, please contact Brother Moises A. Lopez at 514-5138.
HE IS RISEN INDEED!
from the Staff
Deacon Roberto Cantu
Rev. J. Olivier M. Sambu
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LET'S PRAY FOR ALL
THE UNBORN, CHILDREN,
ELDERLY, POOR, LONELY,
SOLDIERS, AND MOST OF
ALL OUR PRIEST!
OUR LADY OF MERCY,
PRAY FOR US!
LORD HAVE MERCY!!!
Prayer are requested for the Following
Gloria & Cleo Ramirez,
Raul & Celia Rivera,
Baby Iain O'Bryant,
Deacon Roberto Cantu
Daniel Avila, Jr.
Diana Cavazos Gomez,
Cindy Alaniz Garcia,
Maria Valdez Perez
Margarita S. Gonzalez,
Johnny Resendez, Jr.,
Eugenio R. Solis,
Santiago "Jimmy" Silva
and Gloria Castaneda.
A Student’s Prayer,
St. Thomas Aquinas: Creator of all
things, true source of light
and wisdom, origin
of all being, graciously let a
ray of your light penetrate the
darkness of my understanding.
Take from me the
double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity
of sin and ignorance.
Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory,
and the ability to
things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent
being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with
thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the
progress, and help in the completion. I
ask this through Christ our Lord.
We would like to welcome two new members to the Religious Education Staff: Ms. Gina Garza and Mr. Valle Perez. Both, Ms Garza and Mr. Perez will be taking on the responsibility of Coordinators of Youth Ministry (CYM). Please help us pray that the Spirit of God be with them, and may they always keep their eyes focused on the Crucified Christ, as they lead our youth.
We would like to invite all High School Youth (Grades 9-12) to join and participate in our newly formed youth group, The Angels of Mercy. Come and join us for a great time on praise & worship, and gathering. We will be meeting EVERY MONDAY from 6 to 7:30 pm, in Room #3 at the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact Ms. Gina Garza or Mr. Valle Perez at 514-5138 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.