Second collection today is for Formation and to benefit the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. This is a triennial collection approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Please prayerfully consider a contribution to this special collection to support active-duty military men and women, and their families - including those from our own parish. Second collection next weekend is for St. Vincent DE Paul.
Special Intentions Mass
Special Intentions Mass is next Monday, November 18th @ 7:00 p.m. with an additional individual blessing afterwards.
Youth Group Meeting
Next Youth Group meeting is Saturday, November 23rd @ 1:00 p.m. in the church. Youth we're needing all ages and we are in need of your beautiful singing voices.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost." Don't feel lost in your marriage. Participate in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend November 15-17 or January 17-19. Dates fill fast. To apply, visit website http:www.dfwme.org/apply. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
KPC#89 Outreach Food Drive
The Knights of St. Peter Claver #89 are having a community outreach food drive for Thanksgiving. Please bring nonperishable items and place them in the buckets at the entrance of the church. Turkeys and collected items will be distributed Saturday, November 23 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thank you!
We are in need of lectors to read at Satjurday 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 email@example.com.
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.
For many years, Priests for Life have collaborated with organizations to promote awareness of alternatives to abortion, counseling and healing for those suffering after an abortion, such as Heartbeat’s Optionline.org or its 24/7 emergency helpline 800-712-HELP (4357). The hotline connects people with help available nearby. Confidential guidance is offered in English and Spanish. Good Counsel homes are for pregnant, homeless mothers in need. Those struggling with addiction, mental health challenges and more may live in a Good Counsel home for a year or longer. 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.
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.
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.
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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