920 Anacuitas   ~   Mercedes, Texas 78570   ~   P 956-565-0271  F 956-565-0272





Bienvenidos a las Meriendas (Adult Catechism)
con el
Padre Eduardo Ortega

Every Tuesday (English) and Friday (Spanish) at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall, Fr. Ortega welcomes parishioners and guests to an open informal conversation with him on any topic/theme of interest. Delicious hot tea and pastry is served. Come and learn about the Catholic faith. No sign-in registration is required and/or homework assignments. Everyone is welcome and we encourage you to bring a friend. Some general topics of interest that have been discussed are marriage, pain, suffering, loneliness, love, death, illness,  salvation, obedience, sacraments, forgiveness, sin, the parts of the Holy Mass, why God Became Man, lent, prayer, liturgy of the hours, traditions and devotions of the Catholic Church and many other requested topics.

Come to the meriendas and learn more about our Catholic faith!

Ask Father Eduardo anything that you want more information about...Do you have a burning question to ask? Come hear about "What is the greatest way to witness God's love to the world?"  "How can we become more like Jesus?" "How do we exercise our faith?"

"Meriendas" by Father Eduardo in your Domestic Church!!!!
     Would you like Father Eduardo to have "Merienda" at your Domestic Church? Invite your family, friends and neighbors to your home and Father Eduardo will go and have a talk about our Catholic faith. God is calling us to be the salt of the earth, to spread the Good News. What a better way to evangelize than to have people at your Domestic Church (your home) and host a talk about God.  If you are interested and you live within our parish boundary please call the office for more information. (956-565-0271)
Are you doing your homework by being "Salt of the Earth"?



Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy


1.  Counsel the doubtful.

2.  Instruct  the ignorant.
3.  Admonish sinners.
4.  Comfort the afflicted.
5.  Forgive offenses.
6.  Bear wrongs patiently.
7.  Pray for the living and the dead.


Seven Corporal Works of Mercy


1.  Feed the hungry.

2.  Give drink to the thirsty.

3.  Clothe the naked.

4.  Shelter the homeless.

5.  Visit the sick.

6.  Visit the imprisoned.

7.  Bury the dead. 

What are Five Catholic Practices?

1.   Prayer

2.   Penance

3.   Works of Mercy

4.   Fasting

5.   Pilgrimage

How often do you go to confession?

It is recommended to go to confession  often to seek forgiveness and reconcile with God for our sins. Come to confessions on Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

How is your relationship with God? How often do you pray?

1. Litrugy of the Hours

2. Holy Mass

3. Devotions

4. Scripture

5. Adoration




1.  Pilgrimages

2,  Novenas

3.  Rosary

4.  The Angelus

5.  Stations of the    Cross

6.  Meditations

7.  Litanies

8.  Processions & Celebrations to venerate Mary & Saints