Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy:
I hope all is well and enjoying this very nice weather.
This past weekend was very busy but full of grace. We had our last, but not the least, group of young people who received the Holy Communion for the first time and the Sacrament of Confirmation. What a great blessing it was! Surely the Holy Spirit was strongly felt in all of these celebrations. Once again, congratulations to all of you!
It was also nice to see people from Our Lady of Sorrows and Our Lady of Czestochowa at the Confirmation Mass.
As we move on towards Pentecost, we ask the Holy Spirit to pour out gifts that we need in our journey in this life. We say “Amen” to the prayer of Jesus Christ for us in the Gospel. We say “Amen” that we may truly be one, our joy may be complete, we may be protected from evil and may be consecrated in truth. These are the things we already have been asking God in our prayer, but I urge you to keep asking them because these are the very things that we badly need. Let us not stop praying. We have heard it last week that apart from God we can do nothing.
Brothers and sisters, personally, I pray all these for all of you.
I want to thank all those who have help put together the Flores De Mayo (crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary). Thank you Multi Cultural Ministry, Rosary Society, First Communicants, Salubong Angels and Holy Name Society.
Also, I want to do a shout out to the Heads of the different ministries in the parish to please have the display of the ministry you belong to ready soon. I am reminding you that the Ministry Fair is coming up. It will be on June 3rd. For more information kindly contact John Flora, our Parish Pastoral Council Chairman. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I want to end this short message by wishing all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and all those who assume a mother’s role a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
God bless you all!
Please pray for the sick:
Paul Calefati, Elaine Staltari, Othelia G. Laurena, Jean Karycinski, Erlinda Jacinto, 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, James Seaman, Manuel J.Juson, MD, Gina Marquez, Daniel Tamayo Santos, Marie Ronzitti, Lucia Vanderburg, Betty Scerbo, Philip Scerbo, Alejandra Ancheta, Cindy Popolo, Oscar Alladin, Antonio Roldan, Esperanza Galarza, Susan Ranola Rivera, John Broderick, Joanne Diaz, Ligaya Tan, Leonarda DeCarlo, Dolores Steinhauser, Eugenio Cacananta, Austin Macalintal, Eduviges Ledesma, Carolyn Taliaferro, Nonong Dava, John Gaito, Elsa Concepcion, Ricardo Vales, Virginia T. Mercurio, James Leung, Tran Phouc, Sophia Gonzalez, Edgardo Cruz, Mark Dudek, Eugene Manlongat, Sandra M. Escoto, Marcelita S. Fusco, Genedina B. Mohan, Luke Dee, Rosario Bernabe, Renato Caguioa, Raquel Yapp, Roberto Yapp, Armando Gloria, Terry Neurbauer, Grace Arceo, Ivan Jesus Romero, Joycelyn Basa-Gill, Waddy Ancheta, Zosima Ulba, Natale “Sonny’ Infurna.
mark Your Calendar! OLM Health Fair
The OLM Wellness Ministry will sponsor a Health Fair on Sunday, June 10, from 8am to 2pm. It will take place in the Maria Room of our parish. Watch for more information in future bulletins.
Holy Land Pilgrimage
There will be a trip to the Holy Land in November 4-15, 2018 with Father Marty. Father Marty is thrilled to go back for another spirit-filled experience by walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. It is safe to go to the Holy Land. For those interested please see flyers at the vestibule of the church for details or See Father Marty. Payment schedule: $ 500.00 due immediately (for Reservation); $ 1,445.00 due in May and $ 1,445.00 due in July. For those who want to pay by Credit Card please take a form at the parish office and give it to Father Marty. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.