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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June 18, 2018
WOMEN'S SUMMER STUDY:
Once again, we will have a Monday evening gathering for women in the parish. Gather at the home of Irene (1019 Bartlett Rd.) at 7:00 p.m. June 18, 25, July 9 & 16. Weather permitting, we will meet on the patio. Extra lawn chairs may be appreciated. We will discuss the teachings of 4 distinguished female saints. Of the thousands of canonized saints in the Catholic Church, only 35 have been named Doctors of the Church, recognized as exemplar teachers of the faith.
June 20, 2018
OLM BOOK GROUP:
Summer is here. Time for a book at the beach or on the porch. And time to sip wine and discuss that book with a great group of ladies as you enjoy a beautiful Erie sunset. All are welcome to join us at the home of Kay Kaeberlein, 190 Kraus Dr. at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20 to discuss Pachinko by Min Jin Lee. Want to read ahead? Our July title is Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen.
June 25, 2018
Join a lovely group of women who live alone at Ricardo’s Restaurant on Monday, June 25, at 1:00 p.m. Great fellowship and laughter is part of every lunch. Questions: Call Donna in the parish office at 899-5342.
July 7, 2018
5K CHICKEN RUN & CHICKEN LITTLE RUN:
What day is the festival? July 8th What is happening the day before the festival? Saturday, July 7 will be the 6th Annual 5K Chicken Run and Chicken Little Run. The Chicken Run will have an 8:30 a.m. start. It will begin and end in the parking lot of OLM. You don’t like to run? YOU CAN WALK! You can push your kids in a stroller! Cost is $15/person. All who pre-register will receive a 2018 Chicken Run drawstring book bag.
July 8, 2018
Preparations for our Annual Festival, Sunday, July 8, are underway! Thanks so much to all coordinators and our new coordinators for 2018! If you are interested in helping coordinate a specific area, we are currently seeking coordinators for our Children’s Games, Teen Games, and Clean-up. If coordinating is not for you, we will be posting general volunteer sign-ups the weekend of June 17/18. In addition to volunteers we are also in need of prizes for our children’s area. If you have old stuffed animals at home or would like to donate things for prizes, we need lots of prizes. We will also need restaurant gift cards, and Chinese auction items (individual or completed baskets).
July 21, 2018
PARKING LOT DANCE:
It’s summer in Harborcreek and there’s dancing in the streets. OLM will host its 3rd annual Parking Lot Dance on Saturday evening, July 21 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. This is a parish event for the entire family. In addition to the DJ, there will be games, snacks and lots and lots of fun! Bring your own lawn chairs and bug spray. The event is free but a donation will be accepted to cover the cost of the DJ.
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.