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

Lord Jesus, I come before You just as I am. I am sorry for all my sins. I repent of my sins, please forgive me. In Your name, I forgive all others for what they have done against me. I renounce Satan, the evil spirits and all their works. I give You my entire self, Lord Jesus, now and forever. I invite You into my life Jesus. I accept You as my Lord, God and Saviour. Heal me, change me, strengthen me in body, soul and spirit. Come Lord Jesus, cover me with Your Precious Blood and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I love You Lord Jesus. I Praise You Jesus. I Thank You Jesus. I shall follow You every day of my life. Amen. Mary my Mother, Queen of Peace, all the Angels and Saints, please help me. Amen.  
from 4:00 PM till 11:00 PM
Fall Fest Meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 22 @ 6:30 pm in the Parish Hall. 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 - $1000 Visa Debt   Card

12th–Pair of Mountain   Bikes

2nd - $500 Visa Debt   Card

13th –Mini Fridge

3rd – Laptop Computer

14th – Nintendo DSI

4th – Apple IPad

15th–Bluetooth Home   Entertainment

5th – Digital Camera

16th - $100 Gift Card

6th – 32” Flat Screen   TV

17th - $100 Gift Card

7th – Apple IPod

18th - $50 HEB Gift   Card

8th – Kindle Fire

19th - $50 Olive Garden

9th – PSP Vita

20th - $50 Home Depot

10th – Nintendo Wii

21st - $50 Wal-Mart

11th – Blu-Ray Player

22nd - $50 Gift Card

2 Chances to win for $5.00 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.
Fall Fest Chicken BBQ: To offset the expenses for our Fall Fest Chicken BBQ on Sunday, October 12, we are asking our parishioners to donate a box of chicken (cost: $50.00).  If anyone is interested in helping us with this donation (make check to Knights of Columbus), please contact Pedro Martinez at (956) 565-3285 or 498-3500 or Fred Hinojosa, Chairman of BBQ at 565-4463/463-9571. And if you would like to help by selling tickets contact any of the Knights.

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.


PARISH/COMMUNITY RUMMAGE SALE: If you would like to rent a space at the parish/community rummage sale on Friday, October 3 from 8 am till 1 pm and Saturday, October 4 from 8 am till 3 pm please contact: Sandra Escamilla @ 463-6626 (leave message) or call the parish office. Cost per day $30 and two days $40. We have 60 Spaces available, space size is 10x12 ft.


Masses for 2014: The Mass Book is open 2014 for the months of October thru December, 2014. Please drop by the parish office.

ALTAR SOCIETY MEETING will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm in Parish Hall Room #3. For more information, please contact Delia Hinojosa @ 565-4463.


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.


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.

CCE NEWS 2014 - 2015

BECOME A CATECHIST: We are in need of Volunteer Catechists (Teachers).  We are looking for people who would love to donate their Talent in teaching the Catholic Faith and Tradition to young Church and time in helping out with the children.  For more information contact Br. Moises @ (956) 514-5138.




Elementary (Grades 1- 5) on Sundays from 9 -11:30 am (Mass from 9 – 10 am) & (Class from 10:05-11:30 am) Middle School (Grades 6-8) & RCIA Children on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. High School (Grades 9 – 12) on Wednesdays from 7-8:30 pm;     

For more information or to register, please contact Br. Moises A. Lopez at (956) 514-5138.

Prayer to Our Lady of Mercy

by St. Augustine of Hippo

Blessed Virgin Mary, who can worthily repay you with praise and thanks for having rescued a fallen world by your generous consent! Receive our gratitude, and by your prayers obtain the pardon of our sins. Take our prayers into the sanctuary of heaven
and enable them to make our peace with God.

Holy Mary, help the miserable, strengthen the discouraged, comfort the sorrowful, pray for your people, plead for the clergy, intercede for all women consecrated to God. May all who venerate you feel now your help and protection. Be ready to help us when we pray, and bring back to us the answers to our prayers. Make it your continual concern to pray for the people of God, for you were blessed by God and were made worthy to bear the Redeemer of the world, who lives and reigns forever. Amen.
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Prayer are requested for the Following 

Rudy Elizondo,

Isaiah Garza,

Emilio Rincon,

Beatriz Ruiz,

Amparo Aldape

Belia Sanchez,

Gloria & Cleo Ramirez,

Javier Garcia,

Robert Fernandez,

Martina Guerra,

Dora Munoz,

Eugenio Martell,

Rosana Castillo,

Melissa Rincon,

Yvette & Irene Garcia,

Lupita Verduzco,

Sofia Perez

Andrew Neeley,

Nellie Galvan,

Rosie Whithers,

Maria Corker, 

Maria Quintanilla,

Marlen Gutierrez


Marissa Garza.

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 the month
October 12 & 19, 2014.
Please call parish
office or drop by!!!
Requiescat in Pace:
Please pray for
those who died:
†Sylvia S. Martinez &
†Sr. Maria Elena Maldonado