Special Intention Mass
Our next Special Intentions Mass is tomorrow, Monday, February 18 at 7 p.m.
KPC Mardi Gras Dance
The Knights of Peter Claver Council #89 announces the Annual Mardi Gras Dance featuring Lil Jimmie & the Fresh Start Band, Saturday, February 23 from 8 p.m. to midnight. It will be at the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 2625 S. Cooper St. in Arlington. Complimentary Gumbo & Red Beans w/rice served with your ticket. $35 advance/ $40 Door. (BYOBspirits; setups and beer for sale) Call 817-253-0806 for tickets/info.
St. Anne's Soul Food Dinners
St. Anne's Altar Society will host their annual Soul Food Dinner on February 24 after the 10 a.m. mass. Plates are $10 each.
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 in-volved in a ministry to have up to date their certificate for Safe & Sacred now called Virtus. These classes are open for all adults, in order to keep our children safe., it gives adults guidelines, shows us signs to recog-nize when something may be wrong with our children, grandchildren, etc. 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.
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 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.
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.
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 985-774-3141/ firstname.lastname@example.org. Reserve your space soon!
Youth Group Meeting
Youth meeting open for all ages next Saturday, February 23 at 1 p.m.
Lector Contact Information Requested
Current or prospective lectors—please see Lanette Martinez-Vidaurri after mass to make sure that she has your phone number and/or email address.
We need help from those who have attended an Evangelization Retreat to make the next one a success. Next meeting is Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m.
OMM Contribution Statements
Federal law mandates that one time contributions over $250 receive a tax statement. 2018 Contribution statements were mailed out last week. If you didn't receive one and/or need another copy please contact the church office.
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.
"Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord: Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow (IS 1:18-19).” Come experience the mercy and "good things" of Our Lord on a Rachel Retreat. He is waiting for you. Next one is March 8; Please call 817-923-4757.
Gabriel Project Volunteers Needed
Please see Juanita Thornton after 10 a.m. mass if you're interested in helping with the Gabriel Project, which is seeking volunteers to help with crisis pregnancies.
Beginning Experience Retreat
Beginning Experience is a weekend program for Separated, Divorced or Widowed individuals to help from the darkness of grief into the light of a New beginning, rooted in the Catholic tradition, open to men and women of all faiths. The next retreat will be April 26-28. To register contact 682-233-3946 or email@example.com.
Heartbeat Internation/Good Counsel
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. Heartbeat International is the largest network of lifeaffirming, pregnancy help organizations in the world. Their message is , "Every woman should be loved and supported during her pregnancy. Help someone with an unintended pregnancy connect to local life-affirming pregnancy help quickly at Heartbeat's OptionLine.org, or by calling our 24/7 emergency helpline 800-712-HELP (4357). Confidential guidance in English and Spanish. Good Counsel are homes for any pregnant, homeless mother in need. Those struggling with addiction, mental health challenges, may live in a Good Counsel home for a year or longer, return to school and begin a vocational training program or work. Visit www.goodcounselhomes.org or call 800-723 -8331 for help or to offer help 24/7.
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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