Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Mercedes




Rev. Eduardo Ortega, Pastor
Father Eduardo Ortega was assigned to Sacred Heart Parish in 2010. He had previously served at the Basilica of Our Lady of  San Juan Del Valle for seven years. Father Eduardo served Bishop Raymundo Peña at the Diocese of Brownsville for several years before going to the Basilica. Father Eduardo Ortega is originally from Colima, Mexico. Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Mercedes, Texas will be his home until his next assignment. Father Eduardo repeatedly states that his main job description is to save souls. He focuses on serving our community by offering liturgy, sacraments, and doctrine. He initiated an adult parish based institute for adult formation. It has been very successful in teaching adults/parents about the Catholic faith. He created an institute accountability system of obtaining credits from class attendance. Over 5,000 adults have attended at least one class, Father Eduardo also initiated the Domestic Church catechism for parents. Parents prepare their children at home.May God continue to Bless Father Eduardo as he continues his service to God at Sacred Heart Parish.  
Deacon Gilbert Guardiola
Alicia Perez, Registrar
Gerardo Garcia, Bookkeeper
Annie Ortiz, Religious Ed. Office Assistant  
Deacon Joe Torres
Fabiola Garcia, DRE
Felipe Zamora, Custodian