Dear Parishioners of Our Lady of Mercy:
It is Pentecost Sunday! This is the day when the Church, the people of God, became alive through the coming of the Holy Spirit. This is the time when God breathed on each of us and gave us gifts, different gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is the most amazing thing that happened in the life of the Church, to receive those gifts for our salvation and empowered us to use those gifts to tell others the Good News of Jesus. It is amazing to know that all of us who have been baptized share the same gift of faith in Jesus and become one body no matter who we are and what nationality we belong to. We are one! Therefore I encourage each and every one of us to live as one and to use well the gifts we have received for the good of all. Let it be our prayer to help one another to the best of our ability, to lift up those who are down in spirit, to correct one another in fraternal way, to love and to forgive those who have wronged us and not put them down and, most especially, to keep the Holy Spirit alive in our hearts so that we can worship God in Spirit and Truth. If we just really listen to the Holy Spirit, imagine what kind of Church are we? Friends, it is not too late to change. We all know that nobody is perfect. We all have our flaws. That is why we need to be constantly asking God to guide us along the way, especially towards perfection and life eternal.
Brothers and sisters, as we continue on our life journey as a community of Our Lady of Mercy, please check out what is going on around us. Pay attention to our announcements. Pay attention to the different events, too. (To mention a few, coming up we have Ministry Fair on June 3rd and Vacation Bible School for children later in June.) Please get involved in the different ministries or works of our parish. Do not forget that God knows our deepest thoughts and hearts. He sees everything we do and He gives what is due to us.
I want to end this by asking your prayers for our to be ordained deacons and priests. May they be fruitful in their future Ministries.
Thank you and 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, 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, Terry Neurbauer, Grace Arceo, Ivan Jesus Romero, Joycelyn Basa-Gill, Waddy Ancheta, Zosima Ulba, Natale “Sonny’ Infurna, Mario Banaag, Ninette Limpo, Minh Nguyen
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.
Send Your Kids On An Impacting Island Adventure, VBS 2018-Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus!
At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover how Jesus rescues us through life’s storms. Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. So mark these dates on your calendar: JUNE 25-29 (Monday- Friday) in the Maria Room. The fun starts at 10AM and will end at 1PM. This program is open for children 5-14 years old. Fee is $30 per child. Registration forms are available at the parish office. Call 201-434-7500 EXT. 102 for questions.