List of Upcoming Events and Programs. Please note that all parish events are not listed, please refer to our weekly bulletin and parish calendar for additional information.
December 7 & 8, 2018 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 a.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
Friday, December 7 — 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8 — 8:30 a.m.
Set nine months before the Feast of the Birth of the Virgin Mary, this day celebrates our belief that Mary was free from sin from the moment of her conception in the womb of her mother, Ann.
December 11, 2018 9:30 a.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
There is something new for pre-school children and their parents! It is our Tuesday morning Story Time: music, games activities, snack and stories guarantee a fun-filled hour for all. All are welcome. Bring a friend. There is no cost. Our next session is Tuesday December 11, at 9:30 am in the classroom area. We cant wait to see you there!
December 12, 2018 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
We are called to examine our lives and to see where reconciliation and penance for our sins and failings may aid our preparation for both the return of Christ at the end of time and for our celebration of his nativity at Christmas.
Other area penance services:
Sunday, December 9 - 3:00 p.m. at Mount Calvary Church
Monday, December 10 - 7:00 p.m. at Saint Gregory Church
Tuesday, December 11 - 7:00 p.m. at Saint James Church
December 17, 2018 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
Monday December 17 at 7pm is the monthly Grief Support group. At this session, we will have materials for the family to make a special Christmas ornament and list other ways to create meaning in the midst of grief. The first year of holidays can be difficult after losing someone we love because of all the traditions surrounding these events; the absence of our loved one feels more intense. Questions – contact Donna Clark in the parish office.
OPEN GYM NIGHT
December 18, 2018 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
Winter is here! Need to run and play? OLM youth are invited to an Open Gym Night on Tues, Nov. 27 from 5:30-6:30 and Tues, Dec. 18 from 5:30-6:30. Come play basketball with friends and shake off some of those winter blues!
December 19, 2018 7:00 p.m. Home of Claudette Terrill 6821 East Lake Road.
The OLM Book Group will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7:00 PM to share a movie night at the home of Claudette Terrill 6821 East Lake Road. We will watch and discuss Won’t You Be My Neighbor. All are welcome. Read ahead! In January we will discuss Educated by Tara Westover and in February our book will be Doc by Mary Dorea Russell.
MEN'S NIGHT OUT
January 2, 2018 6:00 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
The Men's Night Out Committee is very pleased to announce our next event. Our featured speaker will be The Honorable John J. Trucilla, (President Judge, Erie County Court of Common Pleas Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 Sperry Hall, 6:00pm! See you there!
Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer
January 6, 2018 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
On Jan. 6, we will begin an 8-week series on prayer. This study will use video presentation and guided discussion. It will be held in the Conference Room from 9:45-10:45 Sunday mornings (between the Masses). If you have ever wondered how to recognize the voice of God in prayer, struggled with distractions, wished you could pray with more attention or simply wished you knew how to get started with regular prayer, this study is for you. Both those new to a regular prayer life and those who have been faithful to prayer for years will find this study helpful. The study is free and there is no need to register or to commit to every week. The study is free, but a $15 workbook is available for anyone who wants one. If you want a workbook, contact Irene Lucas @ 899-6132 by Dec. 15 so she can order it.