Divine Mercy Sunday
Divine Mercy Sunday is April 28 from noon to 3 p.m. We are making preparations for that day and we need your help to feed the poor spiritually and physically. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board for those interested in praying daily for a successful event. On the day of the event, we will need your help to talk with individuals and pray over them. We need new-to-slightly-used, clean men’s and women's clothes, lightweight blankets, sample-size bottles of shampoo, body wash, etc., or a monetary donation in order to purchase spir-itual liturgy for them, socks and shirts. Please write on the envelope that it is for Divine Mer-cy Sunday or for Social Outreach. If you're interested in helping, please call or come by the office. Thank you in advance!
KPC Good Friday Fish Fry
Knights of Peter Claver Council #89 will
have their annual Good Friday Fish Fry
April 19 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Cristo
Rey High School Great Room. The donation
is $9. Come out and get some delicious fish and dessert!
Church Office Closed
The Church office will be closed on Good Friday.
No CCE or RCIA classes on Easter Sunday
Youth Group Meeting
Youth Group meeting for all ages in the church April 27 at 1 p.m.
St. Peter Claver Pilgrimage
The St. Peter Claver Pilgrimage to Verdu Spain, Barcelona Spain and Rome Italy is June 6-13, 2019. For more information, see www.stpeterclaverprilgrimages.com, or contact Mary Battle at 985-774- email@example.com. Reserve your space soon!
2019 Legacy Celebration
If you were born between November 1, 1924 and November 1, 1944, and were not recognized at the 2018 Celebration, we are seeking honorees for the 2019 Legacy Celebration. Forms are located at the back of the church. Contact Beverly Carter at 817-551-1449.
Virtus (formerly Safe & Sacred) Classes
It is a requirement for everyone involved in a ministry to have up to date their certificate for Safe & Sacred now called Virtus. These classes are in order to keep our children safe. It gives us guidelines, shows us sign's to recognize when something may be wrong with our children/grandchildren etc. 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.
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.
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.
This Week's Services
Monday Special Intentions Mass at 7 p.m.; Wednesday Mass at 7 a.m.; Thursday no 7 a.m. mass, Holy Thursday Service at 7 p.m.; Good Friday no 7 a.m. mass, Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m., and Passion of the Lord ser-vices at 7 p.m.; Confessions will be heard on Thursday and Friday from 6-6:50 p.m.
Cristo Rey Lunch & Learn
Please join Cristo Rey Fort Worth High School in hearing how it is poised to bring innovative and proven college prep model that provides a path for academic success to underserved teens of Fort Worth. Lunch and Learn from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23rd. For more information, or to RSVP to a Lunch & Learn, please email email@example.com or call 817-720-3023 ext. 338.
More Than Pink Walk
Please join Linda Campbell, captain of Our Mother of Mercy Walkers, in support of the Susan G. Komen More than Pink Greater Fort Worth Walk, Saturday, April 27. Registration fee is $25. Register online at www.komengreaterfw.org. Be sure to indicate that you're walking with Our Mother of Mercy Walkers. If you do not want to register online, please see Linda Campbell for a paper registration form. Mercy family, lets show our support and walk to eliminate breast cancer!
New Life Course
Do you want to experience the Holy Spirit? Then come Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. and Sunday May 5, 8 a.m.- 3:15 p.m. (including mass) to experience God’s salva-tion through a personal encounter with the risen Jesus, with a new outpouring of the Ho-ly Spirit in order to be born again. To live as a child of God and heir of His kingdom through the New Life Course. Applications are on the table at the entrance of the church. Suggested $25 donation, but f you don't have it we'd love for you to come anyway. Scholarships are available, all meals are included. Please see Maria Cronk or Lydia Salas the church secre-tary if you have any questions or to turn in your application by April 26.
Continuation of the first New Life Course, Emmaus on Friday, May 17 from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday May 19 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. This course will show you that the Bible is not just a "book" but the living word of God, which can speak to our hearts today, the same way it spoke to the hearts of the ones that followed and heard Jesus speak. All meals are included with your $25 dona-tion. If you would like to come and don't have the $25 that's fine, we'd love to have you come anyway. Please see Maria Cronk or Lydia Salas the church secretary if you have any questions or to turn in your applications.
Mission Trip to Jamaica
Mission experience to Jamaica, sponsored by Divine Word Missionaries Vocation Office. May 26-June 3, 2019. People need adequate housing, kids need help in school. This is a chance to make a difference. While in Jamaica, volunteers will stay at Holy Rosary Parish Rectory. Must be 18 years or older. The cost is approximately $1000. This includes air travel, cost of housing, meals, and travel while the group is in Jamaica. Partial Scholarships are available. Apply today! Contact Mr. Len Uhal at 800-553-3321 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please check with Father Bart before placing any newspapers, pamphlets or liturgical arti-cles in the church for distribution. Everything should be approved first. Some will be placed in the church and some in the entrance of the Parish Life Center. The articles in the Parish Life Center are available during office hours.
Father Bart, and the visiting priests would like to thank those who brought food for the special meeting Wednesday. Thanks also to Isabell Mesker and Isabel Garza and Lydia Martinez who stayed to help set up and clean up.
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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