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 MERCY PARISH GIVING for more information and to set up online giving. Please note the online portal will open for a two-week period for each special collection throughout the year, i.e. Black and Indian Missions, Easter, Christmas, etc. Please refer to the bulletin for dates of open portals for special collections. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on this link to see copies of our Parish bulletin.
Click on this link to see copies of our Parish monthly 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 Newsletter@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.
benefitting Mercy Parish
KROGER purchases provide donations to Mercy parish based on the grocery shopping you do with your Kroger shopper’s card. Please click on Kroger Community Rewards to register your card. The organization number for Mercy Parish is KD763.
AMAZON SMILE supports Mercy Parish every time you shop with Amazon at participating vendors. There is no additional cost to you. Select Amazon Smile signup to register Mercy Parish as your charitable organization.
Confirmed High School Teens
CCT is here! Join us this Fall!
Calling all confirmed high schoolers. MPYG is presenting a new program called Catholic Coffee Talk. This program will consist of open dialogue with you, the teens, driving the discussion. Our goal is to help you take what you’ve learned in Faith Formation and apply it to your lives as you get ready to leave high school. Some of the topics we will be discussing are “who are you”, “where do you fit in society”, “what it means to have a relationship with God”, “faith and how to live it”, “orienting our emotions towards God”, and many more. We will meet starting in the fall between the 8:30 and 11:30 am Masses. Click on this link for more information.
Agape Ministry is calling all Leads! As most of you know, Agape is a time of fellowship following Sunday's 8:30am Mass. It's a great way to bring parishioners together, welcome new members, and fuel the kids before they head to class. The Pastoral Council suggested that each ministry sign up to host one Agape a year to provide an opportunity to promote your ministry and be more visible to the folks who may not be aware of all that you do behind the scenes.
Hosting consists of the following:
Have your members sign up to bring snack items (donuts, muffins, savory items, cookies, etc.) and drinks (orange juice, juice boxes, lemonade, etc.). Have them deliver the items to the kitchen before Mass.
Have everyone meet in the kitchen following Closing Prayer to prepare to serve. Weather permitting, we will bring the items outside. Otherwise, when Mass ends, we will bring out the tables of refreshments and set up in the multipurpose hall.
Serve and clean up.
If you would like to sign up, please click on this link. Any questions - please contact email@example.com.
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.
Mercy Messages from our Deacons will be posted on the 1st and 15th of each month.
The November 15th Mercy message from Deacon Rickcan be heard by clicking on the link below.
Mercy Parish Christmas Party
Ho, Ho, Ho!! The Mercy Parish Annual Christmas Party is right around the corner. Make plans to join us on Sunday, December 11th, at 1 pm for Christmas Dinner, Christmas Carol sing-a-longs, and, of course, Santa Claus. Don't miss this special time of the year to have some fun and spend time with your Parish family. You can RSVP by signing up on the sheets in the Gathering Area, or click on this link.
Mercy Parish Christmas Chorus
Here We Come A-Caroling.....The Rocket City Chorus will be returning to Mercy Parish on Friday, December 16th, from 6:30-8pm. Be sure to sign up using the link below to attend this special event and be entertained with a medley of Christmas songs! We are also asking for snacks and drink donations to serve at the intermission. This is an event you won't want to miss. You can RSVP by signing up on the sheets in the Gathering Area, or click on this link.
The Annual Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas”
Poster Contest has begun!
The contest is open to all young people between the ages of 5 and 14. Entries are divided by three age groups: 5-7, 8-10, and 11-14. The winner in each age group will receive a $50 gift card and their poster will move on to the district competition! District winners' posters will go on to the State competition and State winners' posters will go on to the international competition.
All posters must be received no later than December 18th. Entry forms are available this weekend in the Gathering Space or you click this link to download a copy.
Posters can be hand delivered to Rick Hycoop, or placed in the folder labeled "Knights of Columbus" located in the Parish office entryway.
Each poster must be submitted with a Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest entry form. Please ensure the Mercy Parish council number (17519) is included on the form.
The name and age of the entrant should be printed on the reverse side of the poster in the event the poster and entry form get separated.
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.
Mercy Parish Youth Groups
Teens @ Your Mercy: High School
J.O.Y (Jesus Others Yourself): Middle School
MPYG (Mercy Parish Youth Group) welcomes all youth entering the 6th through 12th grade. The Youth Group meets regularly twice a month on Sunday evenings from 6-8PM. We offer faith topic discussions, games & activities of all kinds, and AMAZING fellowship and snacks. We also host 2 annual retreats both in the Fall and Spring and 2 Days of Service one in the Fall and one in the Summer! AND so much more! We are here to make a difference at Mercy Parish!
*NEW FOR 2022: All Youth who are in High School and have already been confirmed we have a program that runs weekly from 10AM – 11AM called CATHOLIC COFFEE TALK or CCT. Please join us for youth driven discussions on Catholic topics with the teens driving the conversation.
Please sign up for EVENTS by clicking on this link or send an email to the Youth Coordinator and you will be added to our weekly email list! Also keep a close eye on the parish bulletin as you will find ALL MPYG activities listed there!
PLEASE JOIN US WHENEVER YOU CAN!
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.