Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy:
Greetings in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ!
Summer heat us really here. While we may be enjoying the summer break, I beg you not to neglect your health. I have heard and seen people suffering from heat strokes. Hydrate yourselves and stay in cool places. Do not underestimate these simple and basic warnings.
This past Monday I had a joy of being with our altar servers’ getaway together with their moderator Father Nol and some parents and chaperones. It is one of the ways we can thank our ministers of the altar for the services they render to our community. May they continue to be enthused in their service and, who knows, may some of them will be up on the altar someday as priests. So, let us support them with our prayers and love. To their parents and guardians, thank you!
While we are still in school break, I would like to call the attention of parents and guardians whose children are not in the Sacramental preparations yet. If you have children who are in first grade and above and not in the program yet for First communion, please contact our Director of Faith Formation Jeng Villa. We don’t want your children to be left out and then blame you later.
Two weeks ago, our Music Director Michael, Krystelle, Liam, John Pio and I attended the annual National Association of Pastoral Musicians convention in Baltimore, Maryland. It was a five-day conference regarding our Liturgy, specifically our music. It always is a very good time of spiritual renewal of what we do in the Liturgy and updating our music. We take away a lot from it. We came back renewed, inspired and energized in our work for you. I ask you to support our music ministry and pray that our community will be a community God wants us to be.
Thank you so much and God bless you all!
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, 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, 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, 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, Grace Arceo, Ivan Jesus Romero, Waddy Ancheta, Zosima Ulba, Natale “Sonny’ Infurna, Mario Banaag, Bob Saludo, Lourdes Keating, Robert Andres, Dennis C. Reyes, Ninette Limpo, Minh Nguyen, Emmanuel Evangelista, Florentino Chanco, Nenita Purificacion, Lourdes Madlangbayan-Tiamsic, Jonel Teves, Jose Clemente, Jr.
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.