Our Lady of Mercy Church

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

(956)565-1141 Office  ~  (956)565-1640 Fax  ~  (956)514-5139 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

Gloria Cabarrubio, 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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WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING VISA, MASTER CARD AND DISCOVERY AT THE PARISH OFFICE FOR ANY DONATIONS!!!

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.

 PARISH NEWS


BIBLE STUDY: every Thursday @ 7 pm in the Parish Hall.

ALTAR SERVERS: If you have received your First Communion and would like to serve as an Altar Server, please contact Rogelio Ayala at (956) 314-1351. 

ADORATION: We invite you to be a committed adorer.  If you want to spend one hour with Jesús, please call Sylvia Gonzales @ 565-6094 or Silvia Bernal @ 975-0018.

USHERS: If you are interested in serving as an Usher at one othe Masses, please contact Juan Resendez, Sr. @ 565-6443.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF COMMUNION AND LECTORS: If you have received all your Sacraments: Baptism, Communion, Confirmation and if married, married by the Catholic Church, and would like to serve as a Eucharist Minister or Lector, please contact the parish office or one of Leaders: Sylvia Gonzales 565-6094/605-7517 for Saturday Mass in English @ 5 pm; Joe Salazar 565-1791 for Sunday Mass in Spanish @ 7 am; Alfredo Hinojosa 565-4463/463-9571 for Sunday Mass in English @ 9 am; David Ruelas 363-3237 for Sunday Mass in English @ 11 am or Dolores Garcia 246-0075 for Sunday Mass in Spanish @ 1 pm.

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  FRONT OF THE CHURCH OR BRING TO THE PARISH OFFICE.

BAPTISM REGISTRATION: WE ARE NOW REGISTERING FOR BAPTISM CLASSES FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, WHICH WILL BE IN ENGLISH. Deadline to register is August 31st!  THERE 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 or single) must be practicing Catholics (attending Mass on Sunday).  Only one sponsor is needed but 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 clases have been taken within the past 3 years, please present letter confirming classes taken at time of registration.

Interview: The interview with Fr. Jean Olivier, pastor, will be on the first baptismal Class.

GARAGE SALE ITEMS: To benefit our Fall Fest!  It's time to clean out your closets, kitchen and garage for any items you would like to donate to the Garage Sale, please bring the items beginning on the month of July to the Parish Hall.  The Garage Sale will be on Friday, August 7 & Saturday, August 8!  Anyone who would like to help with the Sale is welcome.  For more information, please call Sylvia Jimenez @ 463-5442 after 6 pm and leave a message or call the Parish Office. If you have any clothes hanger, please donate them to us!

DIOCESE NEWS

2015 ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL envelopes are at the font entrance of the Church.  If you would like to make a gift to the 2015 Annual Appeal, you may send your gift to the Diocese of Brownsville at 700 North Virgen de San Juan Blvd., San Juan, Texas 78589.

 COURAGE MINISTRY: COURAGE is a Catholic apostolate (www.courage.net) helping women and men live according to the Church's teaching on homosexuality through sharing, prayer and fellowship. Confidential calls to 9560686-771 or 956 455-8286. 

Prayers are requested for the Following: Robert Marroquin, Nellie Galvan, Jovanna Lopez, Isaiah Garza, Daniel Avila, Jr., Maria de la Luz Calixto, Estela Salazar, Ofelia Molinero, Melissa Alaniz, Simona Vega, Eleazar Sr. Casteda, Saul Martell, Lina Blanco, Alfonso Zarate, Jose Carlin, Kevin Trevino, Gregoria Rincón, Victoria & Tomasita Navarez, Lupita Verduzco, Bobby Galvan, Gene & Vicky Solis, Lilly Garza, Elva Riojas, Aurelia Leal, Juanita Huff, Maria Guerra, Raul & Celia Rivera,  Yesenia Garcia, Deacon Roberto Cantu, Mary Gonzalez, Anabel Hinojosa, Martina Rodríguez, Eloy Garcia, Frank & Fabian Banda, Rudy Elizondo, Nora Gil, Elisa Yañes, Rey De Leon, Zeth Cortez Gonzalez, Audrey Niemeyer, Mary Strickland, Juanita Sosa, Anna Adame and David Ruelas.

EIGTEENTH SUNDAY
IN ORDINARY TIME

Draw near to your servants, O Lord, and answer their prayers with unceasing kindness, that, for those who glory in you as their Creator and guide, you may restore what you have created and keep safe what you have restored.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

FLOWER DONATION: 
In Loving Memory of
†Andreita & †Jose Silva
by Silva Family 
In Thanksgiving
Camilio & Rosita Martinez