Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy:
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
For Americans Independence Day is one of the very important and memorable days in the history of the United States of America because of the declaration of being free from the British Empire on July 4, 1776. We thank God for our forefathers who worked hard and fought to the point of giving their lives for this liberation of our country. And, let us continue to pray for our country especially our leaders. May God guide them and enlighten them as they do their duties for the common good.
From a bird’s-eye view of our parish, I am deeply satisfied and grateful with what is happening. I want to say that we are really blessed. Why? I have two associates (Father Tom and Father Nol) who do so well in their areas of parish life I distributed to them. Just like our nation’s freedom, I give them the freedom to do their jobs to the best of their abilities and expertise. And they do it so well. Our Faith Formation Director Regina “Jeng” Matias-Villa has a big heart in doing her job so well with a big concern for the religious upbringing of not only our children but of the youth, young adults, adults, retired and elderly as well. The leaders of different ministries have the same loving heart for the parish life that I can see the enthusiasm and eagerness in doing what needs to be done and even doing it better. Those who volunteer to be in the different ministries have their hearts in doing it and being responsible in what they have committed to. All of these is done because of one common thing everybody is convinced about: giving back to God! What a great way of expressing one’s spirituality! It just goes to show us that “they got God’s message!” So, for those who are not involved in any ministry yet, I invite you to please sign up. And… there you are, dear parishioners, who respond to the call to make this parish a beautiful place of worship. Your contribution and participation make us do what we need to do for the upkeep of this place and to better our liturgies.
I end up this letter by asking you (as always) to check out the other events in our parish. We have quite a few announcements here and information for you.
Thank you, God bless us all and God bless America!
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 Rañola Rivera