Our Lady of Mercy
A Parish of the Diocese of Brownsville - Weslaco Deanery
First Sunday of Lent
Father, through our observance of Lent,
help us to understand the meaning
of Your Son's death and resurrection,
and teach us to reflect it in our lives.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Imposition of Ashes During All Masses and Services
7:00 AM Mass
12:00 NOON Liturgy of the Word Service
4:30 PM Liturgy of the Word Service
6:30 PM Mass
7:30 PM Youth “Service”
(NO ADORATION THIS DAY)
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday at 6:30 pm in the Church beginning on
March 7 Adoration Group (Sacristan-Joe)
March 14 CDA (Sacristan-Cheto)
March 21 Altar Society (Fred)
March 28 RCIA (Sacristan-David)
April 4 Altar Servers (Sacristan-Juan)
April 11 Knights of Columbus (Sacristan-Cheto)
April 18 Live Stations of the Cross @ (3:00
pm) by the Youth Group & CCE Students
“Go to confession at least once a year!”
Lent is the most appropriate season for our yearly spiritual renewal. Through the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), God forgives the sins of those who approach Him with humility. On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, we are having Parish wide confessions, starting at 6:30 pm in the Church. It is Open to everyone. Please take advantage of this celebration and go to confession in preparation for Easter. (4 to 5 priests will be available to hear our confessions.)
PARISH CHALUPA (MEXICAN BINGO): We will be having a Chalupa on Sunday, April 27 at 3:30 pm in the Parish hall. Please help us by selling or buying tickets. Tickets are being sold by the organizations (Adoration, Altar Servers, Altar Society, Catechists, CDA’s, Knights of Columbus, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers and Youth Group). If you would like tickets we will be distributing them after each Mass or please call the parish office (956) 565-1141.
MASS BOOK FOR 2014: The Mass Book will be opened on Monday, March 3 for the months of April thru June 2014. Please drop by the Parish Office.
BIBLE STUDY: will continue every Thursday from 6:30 pm at the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact Oscar Castaneda @ 463-4172.
CONGRATULATIONS: To the following members of our Parish who were initiated into the Knights of Columbus #12689 on Friday, February 27, 2014. They are Enrique Camargo, Jr., Noel P. Garces, Joseph P. Gutierrez, Blas M. Lara, Santiago Mendoza and Savas C. Nieto. We are looking for new knights to serve the Lord. If you are interested in becoming a Knight, please call Pedro G. Martinez at 565-3285 or Pete Martinez, Jr. at 463-9075.
CCE News: Important Dates
FIRST COMMUNION IMPORTANT DATES: Reconciliation for the 3rd Group it will be on Monday, March 17 will be @ 6:00 pm in the Church. For more information, contact Br. Moisés A. Lopez @ 514-5138.
SPRING BREAK – NO CCE CLASSES: Parents and Students, just a reminder that there will be No CCE (Religious Education) Classes during the week of Spring Break (March 9-15). Classes will resume on the week of March 16. For more information, contact Br. Moisés A. Lopez @ 514-5138.
CONFIRMATION PARENTS’ MEETING (YEAR 2) will be on Sunday, March 16, 2014 @ 2:00 pm in the School Building Room#8.
CATECHUMENS: Please pray for our CATECHUMENS: Darren Cabrera, Brayan Garcia, Francisco Garcia, Rose M. Garza, Kristy Lopez, Lawrence Rios, Jacob Villarreal, Lynette Villarreal. And also pray for their catechists: Yolanda Martinez, Laura Martinez, Maribel Galvan, Jesus Noriega, Diana Andaverde and Maria Elena Rodriguez.
We would like to welcome two new members to the Religious Education Staff: Ms. Gina Garza and Mr. Valle Perez. Both, Ms Garza and Mr. Perez will be taking on the responsibility of Coordinators of Youth Ministry (CYM). Please help us pray that the Spirit of God be with them, and may they always keep their eyes focused on the Crucified Christ, as they lead our youth.
We would like to invite all High School Youth (Grades 9-12) to join and participate in our newly formed youth group, The Angels of Mercy. Come and join us for a great time on praise & worship, and gathering. We will be meeting EVERY MONDAY from 6 to 7:30 pm, in Room #3 at the Parish Hall. For more information, please contact Ms. Gina Garza or Mr. Valle Perez at 514-5138 or by email at email@example.com.
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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
Gloria & Cleo Ramirez,
Raul & Celia Rivera,
Baby Iain O'Bryant,
Deacon Roberto Cantu
Daniel Avila, Jr.
Diana Cavazos Gomez,
Cindy Alaniz Garcia,
Roque Martinez, Jr.
DAUGTHERS OF AMERCIA MEETING will be on Tuesday, March
11, 2014 at 6:45 pm in the Parish Hall.
The CDA is having their Bake Sale of Homemade Goods on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the 7:00 and
9:00 am Masses.
COUNCIL MEETING: Parishioners, who have comments or suggestions, please contact Tilly
Castaneda, President of the Parish Council, at 463-1890. Meeting will be on Monday,
March 10, 2014 @ 6:30 PM in the Conference Room. All members please be
present: President Tilly Castaneda Sylvia Gonzales, Silvia Bernal, Angie Garza and
(Closed 12 pm - 1 pm)
Mon ~ 9am - 6pm
Tue ~ 9am - 6pm
Wed ~ 9am - 5pm
Thu ~ 9am - 6pm
Fri ~ 9am - 6pm
Sat/Sun ~ Closed