FAMILIES ALWAYS MATTER:
The Diocese of Erie has launched a year-long campaign, Families Always Matter, to affirm families in their importance to God, the church and each other. The campaign, under the leadership of the Family Life Office, will provide a vehicle for spiritual growth and development for individuals and families using local and national resources to encourage, educate and inspire families throughout the next 12 months.
Our Lady of Mercy Bulletin
Link to access the Bulletin: OLM Bulletin
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November 15, 2017
OLM BOOK GROUP:
As the nights grow longer and the days grow cooler, autumn is a perfect season to curl up with a good book and to gather in warm conversation about them. New members are always welcome. There is no need to commit to every month. On November 15 we will meet at the home of Marilyn Garwig, 1320 Boyer Rd. to discuss two books: The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter by Lenore Skomal and Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf. Because the holidays keep us all so busy, rather than read a book in December, we will meet to watch a movie, "The Help".
November 16 - 19, 2017
Looking to enhance your relationship with our Lord? Maybe grow in your faith? A Cursillo weekend may be just what you need! Sign-up now for the Women's Cursillo November 16-19 2017. For more information or applications call Tim and Norma Lynch at 899-2681 or go to the Cursillo website at eriecursillo.org.
November 18 & 19, 2017
COAT AND TOY COLLECTION:
We are collecting coats, clothing and gently used toys for the Community Outreach Group on November 18 and 19. Items can be brought to the Gathering Space that weekend only. This will be the only collection time. The annual clothing distribution party is on Saturday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 2216 Peach Street. Any items not distributed are given to other local organizations and shelters for distribution to those in need. If you have any questions, you can call Tom Pearson at 814-450-7338.
November 20, 2017
GRIEF SUPPORT MINISTRY:
On Monday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m. meet in the Parish Parlor as the Grief Support Ministry hosts a special session for those who have lost loved ones. Sometimes the holidays can be difficult because of all the tradition and the loss of someone close to us is more keenly felt at this time of year. At this session we will give some ideas for making our loved ones present during those first holidays without their physical presence.
November 28, 2017
Looking to get out one more time before the snow files. Join a group of ladies who live alone for some great fellowship on Tuesday, November 28 at 1:00 p.m. at Bob Evans. Bring the youth mission trip coupon with you to help raise money for the youth group. Questions: Call Donna in the parish office 899-5342.
December 2, 2017
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE:
The annual Mass of Remembrance is Saturday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m. The Bereavement Ministry invites all members of Our Lady of Mercy to attend this annual Memorial Mass to support the families of our parish who have lost loved ones during the past year. Please join us for this special celebration.
December 10, 2017
You are invited to a Grinch Party on Sunday, December 10 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Sperry Hall. Crafts, games, food, fun and maybe even a special guest surprise. Come and celebrate Advent with us. This event is free.
December 13, 2017
OLM BOOK GROUP:
Because the holidays keep us all so busy, rather than read a book in December, we will meet on Wednesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Claudette Terrill, 6821 East Lake Rd. to watch a movie, "The Help".