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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

 

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 (956) 565-1640 fax

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READING FOR THE WEEK
December 5 - 18
Monday:
Is 35:1-10; Lk 5: 7-25
Tuesday:
Is 40:1-11; Mt18:12-14
Wednesday:
Is 40:25-31; Mt 11:28-30
Thursday:
Gn 3:9-15,20;
Eph 1:3-6,11-12;
Lk 1:26-38
Friday:
Is 48: 17-19;Mt 11:16-19
Saturday:
Sir48:1-4,9-11; Mt17:9a,10-13
Sunday:
Is 35:1-6a, 10
Jas 5:7-10
Mt 11:2-11
Monday:
Rev 11:19a;12:1-6a, 10ab; Lk 1:39-47
Tuesday:
Zep 3:1-2,9-13;
Mt 21:28-32
Wednesday:
Is 45: 6b-8, 18, 21b-25;
Lk 7: 18b-23
Thursday:
Is 54: 1-10; Lk 7:24-30
Friday:
I2 56: 1-3a, 6-8;
Jn 5: 33-36
Saturday:
Gn 49:2, 8-10;
Mt 1: 1-17
Sunday:
Is 7:10-14;
Rom 1: 1-7; Mt 1:18-24

Welcome

to

Our Lady of Mercy

Catholic Church

A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery


NEW!  Make your contributions to OLM online through our Online Giving portal.
                      SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
                                  DECEMBER 4, 2016
Almighty and merciful God, may no earthly undertaking hinder those who set out in haste to meet your Son, but may our learning of heavenly wisdom gain us admittance to his company. Who live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
                                  DECEMBER 11, 2016
O God, who see how your people faithfully await the feast of the Lord's Nativity, enable us, we pray, to attain the joys of so great a salvation and to celebrate them always with solemn worship and glad rejoicing.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, you Son, who live and reign with God the Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

   DECEMBER SCHEDULE FOR 2016

Novena for Our Lady of Guadalupe will begin on Sunday, December 4 thru Monday, December 12 before Mass in the Church.


Thursday, December 8 - Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation)  Mass @ 7 am (Spanish) and 6:30 pm (Bilingual)


Monday, December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe - Mañanitas @ 6:30 am; Mass @ 7:00 am (Spanish) and Mass with Play by the Youth @ 6:30 pm (English);


Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve: Children's Mass @ 7 pm (English); Christmas Carols @ 11 pm and Midnight Mass @ 12 midnight (Bilingual);


Sunday, December 25 - Christmas Day: Mass @ 7 am (Spanish); 9 am & 11 am (English) and 1 pm (Spanish);


Saturday, December 31 - New Year's Eve - Evening Mass @ 5:00 pm (English);


Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Day of Obligation - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - Mass @ 7am (Spanish); 9am & 11am (English) and 1 pm (Spanish)


2017 SUNDAY ENVELOPES will be at the main entrance of the church, beginning on the weekend of December 4, They are by last name.  If you would like to have Sunday Envelopes, please call (956) 565-1141 or drop by the parish office.


2017 CALENDARS: Registered members of the Parish may pick up calendar at the Parish Office.


ADORATION MEETING: on Tuesday, December6 @ 5:30 pm in the Parish Hall.


LAS POSADAS: will be held from December 15 to 23.  It is a novena in preparation for Christmas.  Posadas will begin at 6:00 pm every evening at the neighborhoods.  Please bring a flashlight!

*  Thursday, December 15 - Altar Society/My Angel Rosary

      Anita Pequeno - 202 Prosperity Drive - 565-1763

*  Friday, December 16 - Ministry of the Sick

      Delia Longoria - 8005 N. Mile 3 East - 565-5980

*  Saturday, December 17 - Knights of Columbus #12689

*  Sunday, December 18 - Choirs

      Alex Medina - 649 S. Vermont - 854-0712

*  Monday, December 19 - Altar Servers

*  Tuesday, December 20 - RCIA

*  Wednesday, December 21 - Ushers

     George Salinas 828 Closner - 463-9491

*  Thursday, December 22 - Adoration Group

     Sabina Garcia - 1219 S. Indiana - 565-4754

*  Friday, December 23 - CDA

     Eustolia Hernandez - 322 S. Vermont Parish Hall - 472-1966

         MORE INFORMATION WILL BE IN THE NEXT WEEK!



FOOD BANK COMMITTEE would like to give Thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary from the Knights of Columbus #4554 for their generous donation of chicken and other food items.  We also wish to thank the Sharing Basket.  Thanks to Coach Pete and the youth volunteers who helped with the unloading of food items.  May God bless all of you abundantly.
DIOCESE NEWS
 
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.

Prayers are requested for the Following: Tilly & Eleazar Castaneda, Senior, Irma Euresti, Frank Garza, Isaiah Garza, Dora Gonzales, Rolando Gonzales, Robert Gonzales, Sylvia Hinojosa, Aurelia Leal, Juanita Huff, Christina Loya, Ray Loya, David King, Estella Martinez,  Pedro Martinez, David Moreno, Delores Nelson, Cleo & Gloria M. Ramirez, Elva Riojas, Gregoria Rincon, Celia Rivera, Hector Homar Rodriguez, David Ruelas, Estella Singleterry and Juani Wyatt.

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OUR LADY OF MERCY CATHOLIC CHURCH
322 S. VERMONT AVE (PO BOX 805)
MERCEDES, TEXAS 78570
(956) 565-1141
(956) 565-1640 FAX
(956) 514-5138 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE
EMAIL ADDRESS: olm@cdob.org