OMM Response to the COVID-19
The church office will be closed until April 3rd along with all activities are canceled until then or until further notice, including Adoration and Confessions. Please check the Diocese website or our website for Spiritual direction as far as the sacraments, masses and confessions. All masses will continue to be celebrated by Father Bart at regular scheduled times without a congregation present. You can log onto our Facebook for Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church and view it Livestream or listen to EWTN.
Friday ADORATION has been postponed until further notice.
The Pastoral Office will be closed through March 30, 2020; however, phone calls will be answered by a real live person during normal business hours 10:00am3:00pm, M,W,F. as well as emails.
CCE and RCIA
All C.C.E. classes and RCIA classes have been canceled until further notice.
Great Adventure Catholic Bible
Need a gift idea? How about giving your loved one the Great Adventure Catholic Bible? Come by the church office and purchase a copy . Cost is $45 per bible. (online price is $75)
How Do I support the Church now?
Please continue to support the parish to the best of your ability. You may consider using the service PayPal for online giving or set up a direct draft as many of you are already doing. If you wish to drop off your offertory in person, you may place it in the mail drop in front of the Pastoral Life Center Office or mail to 1005 East Terrell Ave. For your convenience, a donate button has been placed on the website. www.omomftworth.org .
Good Friday Rosary
The 36th Annual Bishop’s Good Friday Rosary Vigil for Life from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. at Planned Parenthood - 6464 John Ryan has been postponed until further notice. Sponsored by Catholics United For Life and Mother and Unborn Baby Care. Can You Not Pray with Me One Hour? For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-738-1086
The Pilgrimage has been placed on hold until further notice.
All are invited to reserve your seats on this historic pilgrimage which includes a fully escorted tour to Mexico City, Mexico and Cartagena, Colombia -June 09, June 15, 2020. The price is $2,900 per person. Registration ends 3/12/2020. Visit www.stpeterclaverpilgrimages.com or email us at email@example.com for more information. Contact Mary Battle at 985-774-3141 for bookings or see Knights of Peter Claver member Howard Rattliff - for sponsor information.
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.
Prayer to Our Lady in Time of Crisis and Illness
Pray for us, loving Mother, and gain for our nation and world, and for all our families and loved ones, the protection of your holy angels, that we may be spared the worst of this illness. For those already afflicted, we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance. Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful, wipe away their tears and help them to trust. In this time of trial and testing, teach all of us to love one another and to be patient and kind. Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts. We come to you with confidence, knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother, health of the sick and cause of our joy. Shelter us under the mantle of your protection, keep us in the embrace of your arms, help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen. Archbishop José Gomez Cardinal of Los Angeles and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Read Psalm 91 everyday:
You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shade of the Almighty. Say to the LORD, “My refuge and fortress, my God; in whom I trust.” He will rescue you from the fowler’s snare, from the destroying plague, He will shelter you with his pinions, and under his wings you may take refuge; his faithfulness is a protecting shield. You shall not fear the terror of the night; nor the arrow that flies by day; Nor the pestilence that roams in darkness, nor the plague that ravages at noon. Though a thousand fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, near you it shall not come. You need simply watch; the punishment of the wicked you will see. Because you have the LORD for your refuge and have made the Most High your stronghold, No evil shall befall you, no affliction come near your tent. For he commands his angels with regard to you, to guard you wherever you go. With their hands they shall support you, lest you strike your foot against a stone. You can tread upon the asp and the viper, trample the lion and the dragon. Because he clings to me I will deliver him; because he knows my name I will set him on high. He will call upon me and I will answer; I will be with him in distress; I will deliver him, and give him honor. With length of days I will satisfy him, and fill him with my saving power.
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To beloved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. AMEN
“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.
The Beginning Experience
Beginning Experience is a peer ministry for separated, divorced, or widowed individuals. It’s a ministry weekend program rooted in the Catholic tradition but open to men and women of all faiths to help move from darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning of hope for the future. The weekend retreats will be held April 26-28 and October 16-18 at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas. To register please call or text our voicemail number at 682- “BE-DFWGO”, that is 682-233-3946, or e-mail the DFW Beginning Experience Team at email@example.com. Additional information can be found at www.beginningexperiencedfw.org and wwwbeginningexperience.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)
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