Our Lady of Mercy

GIVING TREE: As we begin the season of Advent and begin our preparations for Christmas, we also continue a long tradition of helping others in need. Gift tags are still available at the back of the church. We hope that you will stop in and pick a tag or two off the Giving Tree to help an individual or family have a happy and joyful Christmas. Wrapped gifts may be brought in on or before December 17th.

BIBLE STUDY RETURNS: Bible Study classes will begin in January of 2019. For more information contact Gordy Culbertson at 585-813-1006 gordyculbertson@gmail.com.

FROM THE PARISH OFFICE: The office will be closed Thursday, December 6th in the afternoon. The office staff along with our religious will be delivering poinsettias to the shut-ins and the nursing homes.

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Volunteer Opportunities

OUTREACH MINISTRY: The Outreach Ministry volunteers visit the shut-ins nursing homes residents every month. Volunteers bring prayer cards, bulletins and at Christmas time they bring poinsettias to those they are visiting. This ministry is looking for more volunteers to help out. It takes only a couple of days per month and volunteers sign up for one month a year. For more information, contact Kathleen Steen at 768-7346.

THE DEACON’S CLOSET: This ministry assists those who cannot afford medically required equipment to assist with in home care with items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, canes, walkers, commodes, etc. If you have any of these items and are not using them, please consider donating them to the Deacon’s Closet at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. If you need the use of items or want to donate, please call 585-813-3588. There is no charge for the use of equipment.

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PLEASE MAKE NOTE: All mail for both Our Lady of Mercy and St. Brigid Parish must be mailed to 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, NY 14482. Thank you!

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BULLETIN are requested and appreci-ated two weeks prior to each bulletin. Please send your submission in writing via the church collection with your envelope indicating for church bulletin or by email to parishsecretary@ourladyofmercyleroy.org.

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DEFIBRILLATOR: We now have a defibrillator in Our Lady of Mercy Church. It’s located in a back corner on the wall. Please take a look to see where this is located and do not open unless there is a real emergency.

WHEELCHAIR: For your convenience a wheelchair has been placed in the side entryway of the church. Feel free to use this to assist parishioners from the car into the church.

Help keep our records updated: To keep our parish data information current, we’re asking you to please notify us of any changes made within the last two years with your home address, phone numbers or email address. Either call 768-6543 or send an email to parishsecretary@ourladyofmercyleroy.org. Thank you!

Registration for Young Parishioners:

If you are a young parishioner over the age of 18 and still registered under your parent’s names, you need to register in your own name. This registration is very important if you seek a form of good standing to be a godparent or Confirmation sponsor. This registration is also important when you are getting married in the parish. Registering in your own name is easy; please call the parish office at 768-6543.

St. Brigid's

ANGEL TREE: The Ladies of Charity are sponsoring a family for Christmas. Tags for items requested by the family will be available on the tree at the back of the church. Please take a tag, purchase the item, and return the unwrapped gift with the tag by December 16th. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

PRAYER MINISTRY: Anyone is welcome to contact the St. Brigid Prayer Tree. If you have prayer requests, please feel free to call Marian Peck 548-2635 or Cheri Sheridan 748-7248.

REMINDERS: All correspondence for St. Brigid Parish should now be mailed to 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, NY 14482. And don’t forget the Vigil Mass has been changed from 5:00pm to 4:00pm.

THE HOLY ROSARY is recited a half hour before each weekend Mass. Saturday Rosary begins at 4:30pm. Sunday Rosary is recited at 8:30am. Please join your fellow parishioners in praying the Rosary.

PRAYER MINISTRY: Anyone is welcome to contact the St. Brigid Prayer Tree. If you have prayer requests, please feel free to call Marian Peck 548-2635 or Cheri Sheridan 748-7248.

Parish Council meets once a month from September to June. If you would like to communicate with Parish Council simply drop a note in the box marked Pastoral Council in the back of the Church.