Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy:
Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying this summertime?
Yes, it is summertime and it is so hot that we go to places where we can cool off. It is healthy to spend time off. It helps us de-stress from work and get re-energized. As your spiritual father, I just want to remind you not to starve your spiritual body with the Eucharist. Go to church wherever you are.
I mentioned the success of the blood drive and health fair we had two weeks ago in last week’s bulletin. The wellness ministry had done great job with it. Red Cross collected twenty-eight productive pints. According to them you saved eighty-four lives with that. A big “Thank You” to the donors, both regular and new! May you continue to donate blood in the near future.
To those who lent extra hands to the blood drive and health fair, I cannot thank you enough. May God bless you and your loved ones with what you need in this life.
A trip to six flags amusement park with our altar servers led by Father Nol was fun. It is Our Lady of Mercy community’s way of thanking our ministers of the altar for their faithful service. May they continue to be of service to our Lord in any way they can even as adults.
I want to direct your attention to our bulletin. Please check it out Sunday after Sunday for information. One of the things that is in there is for those who are not married in the church yet but married civilly. I encourage you to please try to have a church wedding. It is called “Convalidation.” Please do that for your own good and your children and children’s children. You will see and experience how the grace of God works more when you do that. Don’t hesitate to approach any priest to find out the process. It is very easy I tell you.
God bless you all and enjoy the rest of this summertime!
Summer or Winter Makes No Difference!
As you know, we are now following our summer Mass schedule, Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, and 7 pm. That schedule would normally change in September and we would then follow our winter Mass schedule. However, this will no longer happen. We have decided to keep our current Mass schedule throughout the entire year. Our Mass schedule will continue as it is, Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon, and 7 pm. Summer or winter will make no difference, the Mass times will remain the same!
Please pray for the sick:
Paul Calefati, Elaine Staltari, Othelia G. Laurena, Jean Karycinski, Dorothy Darcy, Erlinda Jacinto, Presentacion Sorio, Leonora Loyola, Eric Bautista, Lilian Kryczkowski, Ellen Iorio, Jessica Pavone, Ian Malesiewski, Ruben Catipon, Angela Salvador, Clarita Salvador, Teresita Cordon, Vincent Mastria, Maria Svaligmac, Bill Macchi, Craig Rutkowski, James Seaman, Makenzie Cadmus, Manuel J.Juson, MD, Gina Marquez, Rose Maschucci, Maurita Reyes, Daniel Tamayo Santos, Marie Ronzitti, Lucia Vanderburg, Betty Scerbo, Philip Scerbo, Alejandra Ancheta, Cindy Popolo, Mario Banaag, Oscar Alladin, Antonio Roldan, Ricardo Valdez, Erma Chidichimo, Esperanza Galarza, Carmen Tuazon, Nick DeBello, Susan Rivera, Conrado “Boy” Tanada, John Broderick, John Hnath, Joanne Diaz, Ligaya Tan