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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April 26, 2018
DISCOVER YOUR STRENGTHS:
And come alive! God didn't make you well-rounded! Start now and begin appreciating your unique, God-given talents? When we focus on our talents, we are more effective more successful, happy and fulfilled. (Pg. 11, Living Your Strengths by Albert Winseman and Donald Clifton.) A Strengthfinder workshop will be held Thursday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. Pick up a book before the workshop to take the online survey. Questions contact Donna Clark.
April 29, 2018
We will celebrate the end of winter and the blessings of the year of religious education with an ice cream social and cake walk on Sunday, April 29 at noon. The entire parish is invited to this celebration, whether or not your family is involved in religious education. We will need donations of cakes for our cake walk. Beginning April 8, there will be a sign-up list in the Gathering Space for those willing to bake a cake for this event.
April 30, 2018
ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING:
If someone opened fire during Mass or a parish function, would you know what to do? In light of the shootings during Sunday worship or Bible Studies in recent years, this is not an irrelevant question. On Monday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. Tom Wager, retired police officer, will provide Active Shooter Preparedness Training and Stop the Bleed for area churches. It will be held at OLM. All parish members are encouraged to attend. There is no cost.
May 2, 2018
PRAYER AND POTLUCK:
On Wednesday, May 2 at 6:00 p.m., the Small Christian Communities are hosting our annual Prayer and Potluck. All parishioners and Community members are welcome to attend! Please RSVP to the parish office by Monday, April 30. See you there!
May 4, 2018
MEN'S NIGHT OUT:
Join us for Men’s Night Out as U.S. Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson will be our featured speaker on Friday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church. Congressman Thompson is a strong voice for protecting the unborn and will be speaking on the status of pro-life legislation in Washington D.C. and other issues important to Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District. Food and refreshments will be provided. Free will offering accepted. Event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus/Our Lady of Mercy.
May 11, 2018
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF & SPORTS RAFFLE:
The 25th Annual Knights of Columbus Golf & Sports Raffle will be held on Friday, May 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy's Sperry Hall and gym. Advance Tickets and posters are available in the parish office during the week from 9 am to 3 pm and on weekends after Masses. Regular tickets sales will be held in the Gathering Space starting on April 15 and the following three weekends. Our Golf Raffle has been blessed. Over the years the proceeds have successfully supported parish youth programs, scholarships for high school seniors and various parish projects. It has become one of the largest in the Erie area. Thanks to the loyal support of our parishioners.
August 5, 2018
CLEVELAND BASEBALL GAME:
Our 2018 Baseball Excursion to Cleveland will be on Sunday, August 5, as the Indians take on the Los Angeles Angels. Details to follow.