November 25, 2018 – From the Desk of the Pastor

Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy:

Fr. Marty JacintoGreetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day celebration.

Time flies so fast… with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ as King of the Universe, also known as “Christ The King” Sunday, we are at the end of the cycle. The celebration of this feast is the culmination of the Liturgical Year. In our Liturgy this weekend we honor Christ as King. And what does that mean, we may ask? Brothers and sisters, that is exactly what I would like each one of us to ask ourselves. Who is Jesus in our life? How many times have we heard the Jesus is Lord and King? Do we really make Him rule our lives? Do we follow what He tells us to do and go to the direction He wants us to go? My dear brothers and sisters, we can go on and on asking many questions, but the point is: Jesus Christ is King! We are reminded about Him, once again, in our Gospel passage this weekend. We are given another opportunity to do self-examination on how we have been living and a chance to be sorry of our failures. This is another moment of grace, if we truly repent and be resolved to make Jesus as King of our life.

Next weekend we begin the Advent Season, the beginning of new Liturgical Year. We will be preparing for the celebration of the birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us set our minds to walk the life Jesus wants us to walk… praying, loving one another, being at peace with one another, sharing, caring and the whole nine yards of being a good Christian. If we strive to do this, what a community of believers we would be!

Please check out our events here in the bulletin. I encourage each one of you to try and make an effort to come to our parish penance service on December 3rd at 7:30 in the evening and children’s penance service on December 8th at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon here in Church. It will be a good sign to prepare our hearts and gift for the birthday of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Thank you and God bless you all!

+Father Marty

Calling All Expectant Mothers

Calling all moms who are expecting babies, please know that we have a team who takes care of celebrating your joy
through a “Gathering To Rejoice!” We have a scheduled event for that every month.

The OLM Baptismal Team is here to rejoice with you for the precious gift of your child and also will assist you towards baptism and beyond.

Please let us know by stopping by or calling the parish office at 201-434-7500. We will be very happy to be with you!

Please Pray for the Sick

Paul Calefati, Elaine Staltari, Othelia G. Laurena, Jean Karycinski, Leonora Loyola, Enrique “Eric” Bautista, Lilian Kryczkowski, Ellen Iorio, Jessica Pavone, Ian Malesiewski, Ruben Catipon, Angela Salvador, Clarita Salvador, Vincent Mastria, Maria Svaligma, Craig Rutkowski, Manuel J. Juson, MD, Gina Marquez, Daniel Tamayo Santos, Lucia Vanderburg, Betty Scerbo, Philip Scerbo, Alejandra Ancheta, Cindy Popolo, Antonio Roldan, Esperanza Galarza, Susan Ranola Rivera, John Broderick, Joanne Diaz, Ligaya Tan, Dolores Steinhauser, Eugenio Cacananta, Austin Macalintal, Eduviges Ledesma, Carolyn Taliaferro, Nonong Dava, John Gaito, Elsa Concepcion, Virginia T. Mercurio, James Leung, Sophia Gonzalez, Edgardo Cruz, Eugene Manlongat, Sandra M. Escoto, Marcelita S. Fusco, Genedina B. Mohan, Luke Dee, Rosario Bernabe, Renato Caguioa, Raquel Yapp, Roberto Yapp, Armando Gloria, Grace Arceo, Ivan Jesus Romero, Waddy Ancheta, Zosima Ulba, Natale “Sonny’ Infurna, Robert Andres, Dennis C. Reyes, Ninette Limpo, Minh Nguyen, Emmanuel Evangelista, Florentino Chanco, Lourdes Madlangbayan-Tiamsic, Jonel Teves, Jose Clemente, Jr., Romeo Vibar, Herminio Macalino, Guding Buhay, Bruno Serafin, Cecille Herrera, Joel Rivera, Gerry Price, Charles Paloma, Ann Rutkowski, Leo and Josephine Collins, Esperanza Lorenzo, Susan Magno, Clemente Rodriguez, Ernesto Rodriguez, Jr, Benigno L. Jacinto, Henry Zanotti, Roumelia Alina-Balbastro, Rosana Chanco, Juliana Villa.

Register Yourself in The Parish

To be a registered parishioner means that you really belong to the parish family. You enjoy all the benefits of being a family member. Those who are not registered are invited and encourage to do so. A Registration Form is available at the vestibule of the Church, in the Parish Office and Online.