Retirement Fund For The Religious

Our second collection today is for the Retirement Fund for the Religious, instead of Faith Formation. Aging Religious need your help. Senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests ministered for years with little to no pay. Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate retirement savings. Your generous donation for this collection helps provide medications, nursing care and more for tens of thousands of elderly religious.   

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Special Intentions Mass

Special Intentins Mass is next Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m.

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Virtus (formerly Safe & Sacred) Classes

Virtus (formerly called Safe & Sacred) are classes for keeping our children safe; it gives adults guidelines and teaches signs to recognize when something may be wrong with our children/grandchildren etc. It is required for all those in any type of ministry to be up to date and every adult is invited to take this class in order to protect the children. Please log onto www.Virtus.org and create a new profile under new participant and find a location and date convenient to you to sign up. Its a 2-3 hour class. Our next classes here will be Saturday, December 8 from 1-4 p.m. and Thursday, December 13 from 9 a.m.-noon, in the Convent.

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CCE and RCIA Class Schedules

There will not be any CCE or RCIA classes the weekends of December 23 and 30.  Classes will resume January 6 at 8:30 a.m.

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St. Vincent DePaul Angel Tree

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Angel Tree is available now.  Take an Angel from the tree and  Gifts will be collected at the church on December 8 and 9 after masses. 

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A Word from Faye Waddleton

"I think we have deluded ourselves into believing that people don't know that abortion is killing.  So any pretense that abortion is not killing is a signal of our ambivalence, a signal tht we cannot say yes, it kills a fetus."

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OMM Outreach Ministry

For shut-in homebound please contact Beverly Carter at 817.551.1449 or email bacarter913@gmail.com.

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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.

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OMM Family Directories

Our Mother of Mercy family directories are available for free for those who took Lifetouch pictures last January.  Otherwise, they are $10.00.  Please see Lydia after mass or during the week in the church office.  First come, first serve. 

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90th Anniversary Mass--Come Celebrate

The first mass at OMM was celebrated on January 13, 1929.  On January 13, 2019, please make plans to help celebrate OMM 90th anniversary!  We will begin the day at 9:00 am. with a Rosary Walk from the original Our Mother of Mercy Church located on Evans Avenue to  Our Mother of Mercy for the 10:00 am celebration Mass.  Then make plans to continue the anniversary celebraton with a luncheon to  follow the 10:00 a.m. mass at the Cristo Rey High School Great Room.  All are invited. 

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Cristo Rey Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Cristo Rey High School will  have mass on Wednesday, December 12 at 11 a.m. in observance of Our Lady of Guadalupe. All are welcome to come!

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St. Peter Claver Pilgrimage 2019

The St. Peter Claver Pilgrimage to Verdu Spain, Barcelona Spain and Rome Italy is set for June 6-13, 2019. This customized trip is the first of its kind and promises to be one that will help to deepen your knowledge of our Catholic Faith. For pricing information or to register, call or email Mary Battle at 985-774- 3141, battlemary@hotmail.com. Visit the website at www.stpeterclaverprilgrimages.com to view the itinerary and the travel package amenities. Reserve your space soon! 

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Best Advent Ever-Free Email Program

Dynamic Catholic invites you to the Best Ad-vent Ever, a free email program. Advent is a time to prepare our hearts for Christmas, but we often get distracted and busy. Don't let this Advent pass you by. Slow down and focus on what matters most with Best Advent Ever. Each day, you'll get an email with short inspi-rational videos from Allen Hunt and Dominick Albano, practical tips for everyday life, and true stories to encourage you in your faith journey. Sign-up at BestAdventEver.com

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Annual Diocesan Appeal

We're still collecting for the annual appeal. This appeal helps churches in need, with Catholic tuition, prison ministries and deacons, etc. We still have envelopes in the pew and on the back table.

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Catholic Charities Seeking New CEO

Catholic Charities of Fort Worth has an immediate job opportunity. They are looking for a new president/CEO, who is dynamic and courageous to carry forward the agency's vision of ending poverty, one family at a time. For more information, please see the bulletin board for a complete description or log onto their website. 

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Volunteers Opportunity:  Christmas Angels

The Catholic Charities of Fort Worth Christmas Program is gearing up for another holiday season! In partnership with our Creating Hope Donation Center, they plan to serve more than 600 clients this year! Volunteers are needed to receive and organize items donated by the community at our Fort Worth Campus located at 249 W. Thornhill Dr. Fort Worth, Texas 76115. 6-10 volunteers per day are needed only on Monday, December 10th and Tuesday, December 11th between 9:00 a.m. - 12 pm. or 12 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please visit www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org/volunteer -application/ to fill out an application or for more information call Victoria Walton, Volunteer Engagement Specialist at 682-499-8864 or vwalton@ccdofw.org

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Prayer List Updates Requested

Please See Back of Bulletin Please check the back of the bulletin for those who are on the sick list and please call the office and let us know if we can remove any one currently on it. 

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Click on the links below to view Father Bart's Corner, Weekly Readings, and the Saint of the Day:

Click Here to View November 4 bulletin

Click Here to View November 11 bulletin

Click Here to View November 18 bulletin

Click Here to View November 25 bulletin

Click Here to View  December 2 bulletin

Click Here to View December 8 bulletin

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Have an announcement for the OMM bulletin?

The weekly deadline for submissions is Sunday at 10:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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