Please Update your Address
If you give to OMM via automatic bank draft, please check whether your bank has the correct address: 1005 E. Terrell Ave. Fort Worth, Texas 76104. We have some that are going to the school address and they are being forwarded to Cristo Rey off Alta Mesa. Thank you for your help in this matter.
No second collection next weekend.
Knights of Peter Claver Missal Sale
The Knights are selling Missals for $6 for the 2020 Liturgical year. See any Knight of Peter Claver to purchase your copy.
Annual Diocesan Appeal
During this season of generosity please remember to pray for the work of the vital ministries that are supported through the Annual Diocesan Appeal. Thank you to those who have already contributed. You will find envelopes in the pews and on the tables of the church, or you can text ADA to 91999.
Bible Study with Father Bart
You are invited for final session of Spiritual nourishment with B&B—Bible and Father Bart—this Friday, December 20 at 7 p.m. in the church.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
"So too, you also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come." Enrich and renew your marriage on the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend January 17-19. Dates fill fast. To apply, visit website http:www.dfwme.org/apply. For more information email email@example.com or call 469-444-0904.
Interested in supporting your parish, Catholic School or the Diocese of Fort Worth in their missions, but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up assets today? A simple, flexible way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a Charitable Bequest. By including a Bequest to the Diocese of Fort Worth Advancement Foundation in your will or living trust, you are ensuring that we can continue our mission for years to come. Visit advancementfoundation.planmygift.org for more information, including bequest and beneficiary designation language, or contact Renee Underwood, CFRE at 817-945-9441
Our Lady Queen of Peace Turns 50
Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church is celebrating their 50th Anniversary in Wichita Falls today, December 8 with a mass at 5pm.
St. Vincent De Paul Quarterly Report
Last quarter, August-November, SVDP helped 39 families, totaling over $7200. Church family, thank you so much. Please continue your generous donations. Acts 20:35, "in every way I have shown you that by hard work we must help the weak, and keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus who himself said, "it is more blessed to give than to receive."
We are in need of Lectors to read at Saturday and Sunday masses. Unfortunately, we have lost some because of health issues, going back to school, etc. Please see Lanette Martinez Vidaurri after mass, or call/email—her contact information is on the cover of the bulletin
OMM Outreach Ministry
For shut-in homebound please contact Carter at 817.551.1449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OMM T-Shirts Available
Our Mother of Mercy T-Shirts are still available for $5. There are childrens’ XS, S, and M, as well as Adults’ S, M, L, XL, and 3X. Get yours at the church office.
“Saving a life from abortion and a heart from despair can be as easy as memorizing a phone number and a website," said Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. For many years Priests for Life have collaborated with Heartbeat International and Good Counsel Homes to promote awareness of alternatives to abortion, counseling and healing for those suffering after an abortion. Heartbeat’s Optionline.org or 24/7 emergency helpline 800-712-HELP(4357) will connect people with help available near where they live in English or Spanish. Good Counsel homes house pregnant, homeless mothers in need. Visit www.goodcounselhomes.org or call 800-723-8331 for help or to offer help 24/7.
Virtus (formerly Safe & Sacred) Classes
Everyone involved in a ministry is required to have an up-to-date certificate for Safe & Sacred, now called Virtus. These classes give guidelines and signs to recognize when something may be bothering our children/grandchildren to protect them. Visit www.Virtus.org, create a new profile under new participant, find a location and date convenient for you to sign up. We will be having a session here on Saturday, August 24 from 2-5 p.m.
Seeking Rosary Leaders
Father Bart would like there to be an opportunity to pray the Rosary after masses; please see Linda Campbell if you are interested in leading the Rosary.
Nazareth Retreat Center
The Nazareth Retreat Center will present many retreats now through Spring 2020. The theme is "Prayer Pathways to God" This is a glimpse of major "Schools" of Catholic spirituality, traditions that differ because of their founders, the times and places where they began, and the particular method they used to pray and draw closer to God. Upcoming retreats will be November 14 (Dominican Spirituality), December 4 (Christ’s viewpoint/ Advent reflection), and December 12
(Franciscan Spirituality), from 7- 8:30 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Room at 1814 Egyptian Way in Grand Prairie. See the office for an informational pamphlet on these or future retreats. To register call Sr. Mary Louise, CSFN at 972-641-4496 ext. 115 or visit www.nazarethretreats.org.
In Loving Memory
Reverend Jerome LeDoux, S.V.D. February 26, 1930—January 7, 2019
"God is love, and all who abide in love abide in God and God in them." (1 John 4:16)
Father Jerome LeDoux went on to be with Our Heavenly Father on January 6 at 9:05 p.m. Father Paul Kahan, S.V.D. wrote: “We lost a good man, a caring and wonderful confrere. Kindly keep each other in our prayers. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
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