October 20 & 21, 2018 All Masses Our Lady of Mercy Church
World Mission Sunday, our annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions and missionaries of the world, will be on October 20 & 21. This collection on the next-to-last Sunday in October is a unique, global effort for the entire Church to provide for the building up of over one thousand local churches in Asia and Africa, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe. Through the work of these churches, and their witness to Christ, the poor receive practical help and experience God’s love and mercy, His hope and peace.
October 21, 2018 12:15 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
Our next session for parents and godparents will be Sunday, Oct. 21 at 12:15 in the Conference Room. If you have or are expecting a baby and hope to celebrate baptism with the child in the next 6 months, you need to attend a preparation session. To register for this class, call the Parish Office at 899-5342.
October 22, 2018 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
Encountering the mystery of the Eucharist presented by Brandon Vogt. This four-week series is an invitation to that privileged place - the liturgy - where we encounter the great mystery of Christ. Using story, song, reflection, Scripture, the rich tradition of Catholic teaching, and conversation, we will uncover connections that allow us to enter more deeply into the signs and symbols that tell of the mysteries of the Eucharistic liturgy. Monday evenings in the Chapel: October 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 7:00 p.m.
October 24, 2018 9:30 a.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
There is something new for pre-school children and their parents! It is our Wednesday morning Story Time: music, games activities, snack and stories guarantee a fun-filled hour for all. We meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings at 9:30 under the skylight in the classroom area. All are welcome. Bring a friend. There is no cost. Our next session is Oct. 24.
October 24, 2018 7:00 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
Oct 24 at 7pm will be the first meeting of the Family Grace Support Group for those who have a family member diagnosed with a mental illness. Questions? Please contact Donna Clark in the parish office 899-5342. The first segment of this class will run for four Wednesdays on Oct 24 and 31, November 7 and 14.
October 28, 2018 11:00 a.m. Mass Our Lady of Mercy Church
Our Lady of Mercy will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at the 11:00 Mass on Oct. 28. Please celebrate with the 21 young people who will be confirmed that day. If you have not yet sent your Prayer Pal a note of support and prayer, please do so in the coming weeks.
November 1, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
All are invited to a 4-week Scripture Study on 1 Samuel beginning Nov. 1. The sessions will be held Thursday mornings from 9:00-10:30 in the Conference Room. Nov. 1 - Samuel, Nov. 8 - Saul, Nov. 15 - David, Nov. 29 - David. There are no books to purchase, no need to register. All are welcome.
November 3, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Our Lady of Mercy Church
There will be a special Day of Reflection for all adults in the parish, especially those in ministries of leadership. This day of reflection will take place on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9:00-1:00. Dr. Eric Dart of Gannon Univ., will challenge and inspire us to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission, “Go and make disciples of all people”. If you plan to participate, please contact Irene Lucas at 899-6132 or email@example.com by Oct. 30 so that we can plan lunch.
November 5, 2018 1:00 p.m. Ichiban, 4041 Buffalo Rd
On Monday, Nov 5th at 1pm we will gather at the new restaurant, Ichiban, on 4041 Buffalo Rd. If you live alone and are looking for companionship and laughter please join us. Questions? Call Donna Clark in the parish office.
November 10, 2018 9:00 a.m. to Noon Our Lady of Mercy Church
Our Lady of Mercy is organizing a day to assist the elderly and/or disabled in our parish to complete their yard work in preparation for winter. If you are or you know a parishioner in need of help raking, putting away the lawn furniture, pulling out annuals, etc., please contact Irene at 899-6132 with name, address and description of the work that needs to be done. Our Service Day will be Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9:00-noon. In October we will be asking families to sign up to serve those parishioners who are in need.