Mass and Reconciliation Times
Registration for Mercy Parish - You can register after all masses, or register online by clicking this link.
Time and Talent
We continue to seek our New Parishioners Time and Talents. Please consider filling out the Time and Talent Survey by clicking this link to let us know what ministries you are interested in.
Click this link for more information and our Online Giving Site. Parishioners can also use envelopes. Please see the Finance team after weekend masses or email email@example.com for more information.
Mercy Parish has online Mass Intention Requests. For more information and the Mass Intention Calendar click this link.
Mercy Parish Ministries
Please click on this link to see the various ministries available at Mercy Parish and the POCs for those ministries.
Mercy Parish has a prayer group, Mercy Prayer Warriors, dedicated to praying for the special requests of parishioners. If you would like to request a prayer, or would like to be a part of this important ministry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Joseph Ministry
To reach out and bring the Eucharistic Jesus, inspired by God’s mercy and compassion to those who cannot participate in the sacred liturgy due to ill health. Please email email@example.com.
Click on this link to see copies of our Parish bulletin.
Click on this link to see copies of our Parish weekly Newsletter. Please remember, this is YOUR newsletter! So, if you have ideas, stories, and/or pictures of events (for example - a photo of a family's Jesse tree at Christmas, photos of the upcoming pilgrimage, photos when families visit other religious sites, etc), please feel free to submit them. If you have children in your photos, we will need their parent's permission to publish those. Here's a fun idea - wear your Mercy Parish shirts when you go on vacation, take a photo while you're there wearing it, and let us know where you visited. Submissions can be emailed to Parish_Office@mercyparish.church.
Parishioner Owned Businesses
Click on this link to see the various business owned by Mercy Parishioners, and please consider supporting these businesses.
Mercy Parish and the Birmingham Dioceses have recognized that children, youth and other vulnerable persons can be at risk from certain individuals present in every community.
Please click on this link for information regarding youth protection.
If you are curious about a ministry, wonder if we have a ministry, or even want to join a ministry - this is the booklet for you! Just click this link and at your fingertips will be a short explanation of every Mercy Parish Ministry!
You can also view our Ministry Directory by clicking on this link if you'd like to contact a specific ministry to find out more information or to join that ministry.
St. Vincent de Paul News
Everyone loves a bargain!
We invite you to stop by the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store to see our newly renovated store and check out all the good deals. We also added a Consignment area. Shop designer brands at great prices! The Thrift Store has everything from greeting cards, gently used clothes, home goods, baby clothes, office supplies, furniture, lamps and so much more. We are located at 2140 Jonathon Dr. NW, Huntsville, 35810. Our store hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. We are always accepting donations too. Visit our St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store of Huntsville Facebook or Instagram pages. Proceeds go to help the less fortunate in our community.
We still have our weekly envelopes, but our Finance Council has put together other alternatives.
First is a note about our routine, weekly giving - alternatives are provided by clicking on this link.
Secondly, our Finance Council has worked with Amazon to set up AmazonSmile, where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases. To support Most Merciful Jesus Catholic Church, click on this unique charity link.
Free Membership Continues
Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are "practical" (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. Since that time, the Knights of Columbus has understood "practical catholic" to mean a Catholic who accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
Enter Promo Code TELLIS [all caps] for 12 months of free membership. You can join online by clicking on this link.
Facilities & Grounds
Facilities and Grounds are currently recruiting individuals who would like to volunteer to help maintain the Church and Rectory property for the upcoming year.
All the lawn equipment is provided.
If interested, please contact John Corcetti by email by clicking on this link, or telephone by clicking this link.
Janaury 12th Mercy message from Deacon Jeff can be heard by clicking on the link below. Music credit: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music.
Join us on Thursday, February 10th at 6:30pm as Fr. Wyman Vintson, the recently appointed Diocesan Director for Vocations discusses Vocational Discernment. The event will feature music, adoration and contemplative prayer.
Merciful Jesus Knights of Columbus
The Merciful Jesus Council 17519 is hosting Bingo on Friday, January 21. There will be a minimum of 10 games, all with cash prizes and a total payout for the evening of $1,000. There is a 115 seat limit and advance packages will be sold after Masses on January 8th & 9th and 15th & 16th. Cost of the advance package is $25, please pay by cash or check. Bingo packages include cards, daubers, and other playing material. An advance package ensures you have a seat. Additional cards and supplies will be available for sale the night of the event. Snacks and refreshments will be sold during the evening. Doors open at 5:30 and Bingo begins at 6:30. You must be 18 years old or older in order to play. All profits from Bingo will go to the Mercy Parish Building Fund and profits from food sales will go to support Vocations.
Saint John Paul II 25th Anniversary Dinner
Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (The Will of God). He is the creator and founder of an international food and faith movement called Plating Grace, and founder and chair of the nonprofit group The Table Foundation. He is a best-selling author, acclaimed international speaker, host for radio, podcast and a weekly international food and faith show on EWTN, Savoring our Faith. His unique background as a chef and his previous experience as a two-time black belt martial arts instructor and former award-winning break dancer and choreographer has earned the attention of major media outlets, including the Food Network where he won "Throwdown with Bobby Flay!" Join us for an evening with Fr. Leo! Reservations may be made through the JPII website by click on this link.
Breaking Bread eMissal
Available soon for iOS and Android devices, the Breaking Bread 2022 eMissal app is a USCCB-approved digital resource, offering personal access to the music, prayers and readings found within Breaking Bread. It is a great way to participate in the liturgy, especially for those livestreaming from home. Download from the App Store or Google Play Store for $4.99. The app links are also found on the Oregon Catholic Press website by clicking on this link.
Mercy Adopt a Mile
Our monthly Segers Road cleanup will take place at 9:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month (unless otherwise stated). Please meet in front of the church about ten minutes prior. Cleanup will continue rain or shine unless severe weather is in the area. To signup, please click on this link.
Agape Sundays have returned!
Agape Sunday is back! After the 8:30 Mass, we'd like to offer snacks & coffee for parishioners in the multipurpose hall. This is also a great time for kids to get refueled before Faith Formation starts at 10am.
If you would like to sign up to bring food, please do so by clicking on this link. Any donation is appreciated - donuts, muffins, and cookies are some easy examples. We are keeping it simple! Please set your items in the parish kitchen before Mass.
Plastic Cap Fundraiser
Our Holy Family Catholic School in Huntsville participates in a fund-raising project by collecting plastic caps and entering a competition with other local schools for a cash prize. If you could collect your plastic caps from water bottles, laundry detergents, milk containers, virtually any plastic cap, there will be a permanent container in the Gathering Area under the Ministry Sign-In table near the restrooms for you to drop them off. The box will be emptied periodically and items donated to Holy Family. The company sponsoring the project melts the caps to make plastic buckets, like those sold at Lowe's and Home Depot. Please collect your plastic caps and bring them to our drop-off area at any time! Thank you!
Mercy Parish Youth Groups MPYG and J.O.Y.
If you are new to the parish and or have a youth entering the 6th grade we invite you to join us!
Parents who may not be receiving our emails or have new emails please submit updated info!
You will be added to our weekly email list! Also keep a close eye on the parish bulletin as you will find MPYG activities listed each month there!
Most Merciful Jesus I thank you with all my heart for giving me Yourself in this Holy Eucharist; body, blood, soul and divinity.
May this precious gift enlighten me with the power to be your Mercy.
O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.
Most Merciful Father,
We thank You for Your unconditional love and infinite mercy. We turn to You with grateful hearts for bringing us from far and near and uniting us as Your loving family.
We pray for your blessing and guidance as we continue to build your Kingdom at Mercy parish. Give us a spirit of cooperation, and a generous sacrificial heart. May all those who support this mission find Your constant protection. Inflame us with the fire of your love so that we may become instruments of your Mercy to all Your creation. Humbly we pray through the intercession of our Blessed Mother and Your Beloved Son Jesus Christ our Lord
Most Merciful Jesus -- Have Mercy on us.
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart ... I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
St. John Paul II Catholic High School
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
St. John the Baptist Catholic School
St. John the Baptist Catholic School was established in 1996 as a non-profit educational institution dedicated to the academic, spiritual, and physical development of every child that has been entrusted to its care. The school is part of the educational ministry of the parish. Current enrollment is over 350 students in grades K4 - 8. Accredited by the AdvancEd Association and under the guidance of the Diocese of Birmingham. St. John’s is currently the only parochial school in the city of Madison. It strives to foster an atmosphere of academic excellence rooted in a solid foundation of Catholic teachings during daily student life. All twenty-six certified and caring faculty members hold either a B.A. or B.S. degree and a significant number hold additional Master’s degrees.
For more information and/or schedule a tour, please visit St. John's website: www.stjohnb.com. Should you need more information before scheduling a tour, please email the Principal, Sherry Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Parishioners at Mercy Parish have the opportunity to attend St. John’s Catholic School at the parishioner rate tuition. Verification of parishioner status forms go from the school to the pastor.