Our Lady of Mercy Church

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

(956) 565-1141 Office/565-1640 Fax/514-5139 CCE

olm@olmmercedes.org or olm@cdob.org





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Prayer for a Priest

O Jesus, our great High Priest, Hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priest, Father Olivier. Give him a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of his priestly life. In his loneliness, comfort him In his sorrows, strengthen him In his frustrations, point out to him that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show him that he is needed by the Church, he is needed by souls, he is needed for the work of redemption. O loving Mother Mary, Mother of Priests, take to your heart your son who is close to you because of his priestly ordination, and because of the power which he has received to carry on the work of Christ in a world which needs him so much. Be his comfort, be his joy, be his strength, and especially help him to live and to defend the ideals of consecrated celibacy. Amen.

News & Highlights

(see more about these below)

·        See Mass Schedule

& Readings of the week!

·        Mass Intention

·       ALTAR SERVERS Schedule

·      LECTORS Schedule


Rev. Jean Olivier M. Sambu, Pastor

Deacon Roberto Cantu

Annita Gonzalez, Bookkeeper

Diana Enriquez, Secretary

Sergio Garcia, Maintenance

Brother Moises A. Lopez, MSC, DRE

Gina Garza,

Coordinator of Youth Ministry

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



Our Lady of Mercy

Catholic Church

A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery


O my God, I love you above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because you are all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you. I forgive all who have injured me, and I ask pardon of all whom I have injured. Amen.

from 4:00 PM till 11:00 PM
If you are interested in volunteering or for more information, please contact Mrs. Nancy Garza, Chairperson of Fall Fest @ 453-6252 or email ngarza@magicvalley.coop or Tilly Castaneda, President of Pastoral Council @ 463-1890 or email mcasta8310@aol.com.
1st Prize: $1000 Visa Debt Card
2nd Prize: $500 Visa Debt Card
3rd Prize: Laptop Computer
4th Prize: Apple I Pad
5th Prize: Digital Camera
6th Prize: 32' Flat Screen TV
7th Prize: Apple I Pod
8th Prize: Kindle Fire
9th Prize: PSP Vita
10th Prize: Nintendo Wii
11th Prize: Blu-Ray Player
12th Prize: Pair of Mountain Bikes
13th Prize: Mini Fridge
14th Prize: Nintendo DSI
15th Prize: Bluetooth Home Entertainment
16th Prize: $100 Gift Card
17th Prize: $100 Gift Card
18th Prize: $50 HEB Gift Card
19th Prize: $50 Olive Garden
20th Prize: $50 Home Depot
21th Prize: $50 Wal-Mart
22nd Prize: $50 Gift Card
2 Chances to win for $5.00 a ticket
If you would like to help Our Lady of Mercy Church by selling raffle tickets they will be available after Mass or at the Church office.  Thank you for your cooperation.
RAFFLE TICKETS: Please turn in your raffle ticket money and stubs at the parish office or after all the masses this weekend. If you would like to help us by selling another book, additional raffle tickets are available at the Church office and after Masses.  Thank you for your cooperation.
Prize Donations for Fall Fest Chalupa (Mexican Bingo) and other Game Booths: We are asking for the new prizes such as: Kitchen items/Small appliances, Bathroom/Bedroom items, Home Décor, Religious items, Fragrance/body care sets, etc… Please call our Fall Fest coordinator: Nancy Garza @ 453-6252 or drop by the items at the Parish Office. Thanks for all of your love and cooperation! God Bless you!
CIRCLE OF LOVE:  The Circle of Love is a one-time $20 donation. Envelopes for the Circle of Love are located at the main entrance of the church.  All Circle of Love participants will be recognized on Cross Heart Memory Signs that will be placed in front the music stage during the Fall Fest.  If you would like be a Circle of Love contributor, please put your envelope in the collection or drop by the parish office.  You can also contact Josie Rodriguez at 571-8103 or call the church office at 565-1141.

Car Show - Shine

Come & show your Car* Truck* Bike at the Fall Fest.

$25.00 Donation

For every donation you will receive: a Raffle Ticket with two chances to win and $5.00 Food ticket. For more information contact: Samuel Longoria @ 343-3175/565-5980 or Johnny Martinez 376-7135.



ALTAR SERVERS MEETING: will be Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 6:00 pm in conference room. For more information, please contact Rogelio Ayala 314-1351.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1: (All Saints Day, is not observed) Mass at 5:00 pm.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2: (All Souls Day not observed) Mass at 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1pm (31st Sunday in Ordinary Time).



7:00 AM: Regular weekdayMass;

           6:30 PM: Commemoration of the Dead with calling of Names.


ALL SOULS’ DAY: Please use your All Souls Day envelopes from your box. If you don’t have an envelope they are in front of the church or in the parish office. Please turn in All Souls’ Day envelopes by Monday, October 27, 2014. All Souls Day Candles $6, sold at Parish Office.


YOUTH MINISTRY:  To All High School Youth from Grades 9th - 12th: YOU'RE INVITED to Angels of Mercy Youth Ministry Group on every Wednesday from 6-7 pm at School Building Room#8.  Please contact Gina Garza 789-3467 or 514-5138.


FLOWERS: I would like to invite parishioners to consider donating flowers for our beautiful altar. A $50 donation is sufficient for two arrangements of fresh flowers for our Sunday Masses on the weekends of November 2014. Please call parish office!


PRAY THE ROSARY: During the Month of October, we will be praying the Rosary every day 30 minutes before each Holy Mass. Please Join Us!

BAPTISM: WE ARE NOW REGISTERING FOR BAPTISM CLASSES FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER, WHICH WILL BE IN SPANISH. Deadline to register is November 5! THESE 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. They should actively participate in the Sacramental life of the Church. All Godparents (married by the Catholic Church or single) must be practicing Catholics (attending Mass on Sunday). Only one sponsor is needed but if 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 classes have been taken within the past 3 years, please present letter confirming classes taken at time of registration.

Interviews: The interview with Fr. Jean Olivier M. Sambu, pastor, will be on the first baptismal class.
REQUIESCAT IN PACE: Please pray for those who died: †Aurelia Gonzalez and †Sara Longoria.
NO CCE: On Sunday, October 25 due to the Fall Fest any questions, please contact Br. Moises Lopez, DRE @ 514-5138.
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Prayer are requested for the Following 

Rudy Elizondo,

Isaiah Garza,

Emilio Rincon,

Beatriz Ruiz,

Amparo Aldape

Velia Sanchez,

Gloria & Cleo Ramirez,

Javier Garcia,

Robert Fernandez,

Beatriz Salazar,

Martina Guerra,

Dora Munoz,

Eugenio Martell,

Rosana Castillo,

Melissa Rincon,

Lupita Verduzco,

Sofia Perez

Andrew Neeley,

Nellie Galvan,

Maria Corker, 

Maria Quintanilla,

Marlen Gutierrez,

Marissa Garza,

Julie Leal Garz,

 Aurelia Leal,

Joaquin Dominguez, III,

Irene Gutierrez,

Irma M. Martinez,

Hilda Marquez,

Alicia Vasquez,

Sr. Norma Gutierrez, MCDP,

Antonia Mata Martinez,

Roy De Leon


Robert Marroquin.




†Guillermo Gonzalez

by Carlos & Gracie Castillo



†Israel Garza,

by Elida Garza


2014 Annual Diocesan Appeal envelopes are the front of the Church. If you would like to make a gift to the 2014 Annual Appeal, you may send your gift to the Diocese of Brownsville at 700 North Virgen de San Juan Blvd., San Juan Texas 78589.


BISHOP'S ANNUAL DINNER: The Annual Bishop’s Benefit Dinner is scheduled for Friday, December 5, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight at the La Sierra Event Center in Harlingen.  We will have a larger display area and are counting on you to be generous once again with your timely donations of auction items.  As in previous years, all proceeds from the Bishop’s Annual Dinner will benefit Bishop’s charities. Single ticket donation is $150.00 or $300.00 per couple.  If you are interested in attending this event please contact the parish office 565-1141 for more information.