Our Lady of Mercy
A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery
O my God, I firmly believe that you are one God in three Divine Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; I believe that your Divine Son became man, and died for our sins, and that He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe these and all the truths the Holy Catholic Church teaches because You have revealed them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived.
PHOTOS OF CONFIRMATION, PLEASE SEE SACRAMENTS!
ALTAR SOCIETY “CHALUPA” MEXICAN BINGO: Chalupa will take place Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm in the Parish Hall. 3 cards for $10.00. Prizes are appliances and other kitchen items, and there will be 3 specials. All proceeds are for Altar needs!!! For more information, please call Delia Hinojosa @565-4463.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING will be on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm
in the Conference Room. For more information, please call Gran Knight – Mr.
Pedro Martinez @ 498-3500.
REQUIESCAT EN PACE: Please pray for those who died: †Pablo Munoz.
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION-THE
ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: Mass at 7:00 am on Friday, August 15, 2014.
ALTAR SERVERS: If you have received your First Communion and would like to serve as an Altar Server, please contact Rogelio Ayala at (956) 314-1531.
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 @ 11am or Dolores Garcia 246-0075 for Sunday Mass in Spanish @ 1 pm.
USHERS: If you are interested in serving as a Usher at one of the Masses, please contact Juan Resendez, Sr. @ 565-6449.
MASSES FOR 2014: The Mass Book is open for the months of July thru September, 2014. Please drop by the parish office.
BAPTISM: WE ARE NOW REGISTERING FOR BAPTISM CLASSES FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, WHICH WILL BE IN ENGLISH. Deadline to register is August 28, 2014.
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, pastor, will be on the first baptismal class.
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.
A Steward’s Reflects: Our Father: Did you know that the Lord’s Prayer, the Our
Father, was a stewardship prayer? Right there at the beginning it lays the
groundwork for good stewardship by acknowledging God as Father, as Provider and
Source of all we need. And then we ask for a piece of the action – “Thy Kingdom
come, thy Will be done on earth…,” we pray. But How? And by Whom? It
would be convenient if just praying for it were sufficient, but God, our loving
Father, has given us each a part to play, according to the talents with which
we’ve been blessed. St. Paul says, “There are different kinds of
spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service, but
the same Lord…. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for
some benefit” (1 Cor 12:4-7). God has given us all the gifts together as
the Body of Christ. In that same passage, St. Paul goes on to say, “If
one part (of the body) suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is
honored, all the parts share its joy” (1Cor 12:26). “Give us this day
our daily bread,” we continue. Here we ask the Lord to provide us with
whatever we need, just for today, and to free us from whatever impediments keep
us from serving Him with our whole hearts. For, ultimately, we know that everything
is and was and always will be God’s – the kingdom, the power and the glory. Good
stewards understand that all we are and have are gifts from our loving God.
And our grateful response must always be to use those gifts wisely and
responsibly – to do our part to help Our Father’s Kingdom come, His Will be
done on earth. Amen!
VIDA: Need help for college? Are finances preventing you from enrolling… or staying in college? VIDA may be able to help. Basic Eligibility Requirements: 18 years of age or older and US Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must meet one of the following: Receive Public Assistance (Food Stamps/TANF); Unemployed with family responsibilities; Underemployed (earning $8.50/hr or less) with family responsibilities. VIDA is a community based, non-profit 501 (c) 3 agencies, created in 1995 by community leaders of Valley Interfaith and private industry business leaders. Partner schools STC, UTPA, TSTC, UTB and TSC. Call or register online today to reserve a seat at the next VIDA Placement Session 1-800-478-1770 or www.vidacareers.org.
GOOD LUCK - OUR LADY OF MERCY
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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
Raul & Celia Rivera,
Maria Valdez Perez
Margarita S. Gonzalez,
Maria de luz Coronado,
Roy De Leon,
Diana C. Gomez,
Yvette & Irene Garcia,
Milton K. Chamberlain,
Dan Martinez, Jr.,
Gloria & Cleo Ramirez,
Sylvia S. Martinez,
Andres Losoya Fuerte,
and Martina Guerra.
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 of August and September, 2014.
Please call parish
office or drop by!!!
In Loving Memory of
by Pedro & Yolanda
Martinez & Girls