Quick Links

Mass and Reconciliation Times

Please click this link for our daily and weekend Mass and Reconciliation schedule and locations. If you are traveling, and need to know Mass times at your destination, please click on this link: https://catholicmasstime.org/church-near-me/

Online Registration

Registration for Mercy Parish - You can register after all masses,  or register online by clicking this link.  ​

Online Giving

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 finance@mercyparish.church for more information.

Mass Intentions

Mercy Parish has online Mass Intention Requests. For more information and the Mass Intention Calendar click this link.

Please click on the Mercy Parish Ministries title above this text to see the various ministries available at Mercy Parish and the POCs for those ministries.

Deacon Jeff's Blog

Interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith and spiritual life? Click on this link to visit Deacon Jeff's blog to read his homilies, reflections and more.

Prayer Warriors

Mercy Parish has established 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 prayer_circle@mercyparish.church.

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.  stjoseph@mercyparish.church

Click on the Mercy Parish Bulletins icon picture to see copies of our Parish bulletin. 

Please click on the Parishioner Owned Businesses title above this text to see the various business owned by Mercy Parishioners, and please consider supporting these businesses.

Click the icon picture to view a .pdf versions of Mercy Parish Newsletter. 

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.

Pictures

Click this link to view photos of Mercy Parish's growth and events. 

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.

Youth Protection

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.

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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. 
Guidelines for Attending Mass in-person at Mercy Parish
  • To comply with Diocese and state requirements Social Distancing must be maintained.

  • Each household who plans to attend weekend Mass must first make their intentions clear EACH FRIDAY by clicking on this Sign Up Genius Link. This allows us time to print the seating chart in advance for the Seating Coordinators.

  • If you are not on the list to attend Mass, it is not possible to guarantee that you will be allowed into the church.

  • Seats are assigned on a First-Come First-Served basis until 5 minutes before Mass at which time the empty seats in the sanctuary will be given to anyone as needed.

  • Ushers will be providing instructions on sanitizing and wearing masks. Please be courteous to your ushers. Their instructions are for the safety of everyone in attendance.

 
Each Mass is limited to 110 people while maintaining social distance of 6 feet between individuals or families. This is a firm number and cannot be exceeded.

 

 

**Please note**

 

 

1. Please specify how many are in your family when you sign up (click the # under "quantity") so that we get an accurate count and can group the chairs ahead of time.

2. Annotate in the sign up notes if you are a Lector (Cantor and Choir are not required to reserve seats).

3. Please update your sign up if you need to increase/decrease family size. If you are unable to attend, please delete your sign-up.

4. Be sure to check in upon arrival at church for direction to seats.

5. Do NOT change seats after you have been seated!

 

Virtual Masses

 

We will continue performing the Mass schedule by live Facebook feed. For those attending Masses virtually, programs can no longer be downloaded  from our website due to copyright issues. You will have to click on the link provided in our weekly email updates.
The video feed will remain available on Facebook afterwards if you miss it, or in the daily links found below:
Friday, April 16th Mass, click this link.
Thursday, April 15th Mass, click this link.
Wednesday, April 14th, click this link.
Tuesday, April 13th, click this link.
Weekend Mass, April 10th & 11th, click this link.
 
Permission to reprint, podcast, and / or stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE with license #A-737167. All rights reserved.

 

Daily Virtual Mass schedule:

 

  Tues-Fri -- 8:30 am (Facebook Live) Rosary begins at 8am
  Saturday at 5:00 pm (Facebook Live)
  Sunday at 8:30am and 11:00am (Facebook watch party)

 

As a reminder, our Facebook page is:

https://www.facebook.com/mercycatholicparish/

Videos are also available using the links above, or if you prefer YouTube, you can subscribe to the Mercy Parish YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbYoyjGpxtJbdJ3rkPvYmng/?guided_help_flow=5
Bishop Raica's Decree Extending Dispensation from Mass through May
His Excellency, Bishop Steven J. Raica, has extended the dispensation from the obligation to assist at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation through The Solemnity of Pentecost (May 23rd). Please read the attached decree by clicking on this link.
Bishop Raica permits increased attendance
Per Bishop Raica's request, Mercy Parish will now expand Mass seating to 180 parishioners. Parishioners still need to use the Sign Up Genius to attend Mass, but have an option of sitting in the "common area" or the "social distance" area. The sign up genius will continue be available shortly after the 11:30 Mass for the following weekend. The Church will be set up with chairs in a common area, which will be placed in the traditional pattern of rows that we all used pre-COVID. The other chairs, in the social distancing area, will continue to be placed at a 6ft distance and in family groupings. Please see the image below for reference.
Those who are comfortable sitting in the traditional manner should choose the common area option when signing up for Mass. Those who wish to remain socially distancing, please choose the designated social distance option in the sign up genius.  There will be 90 seats in each section.
Mercy Messages
April 14th Mercy message from Deacon Jeff can be heard by clicking on the link below. Music credit: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
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00:00 / 02:43
Women of Mercy Bible Study
The Women of Mercy will begin a new Bible Study via Zoom on the Book of Esther. The study will run from April 12-May 24. Interested women should email narzonico@gmail.com
On April 12 ,we will discuss Chapter 1. 
Parish Strategic Plan Presentation
 Remember way back in 2019, when Mercy was hosting town halls and small group meetings to develop our strategic plan for the future? Well, the time has arrived to present that plan to the parish! 
The Finance Council and Pastoral Council presented the Parish Strategic Plan on Wednesday, April 14th.  The full presentation is available by clicking on this link. We will have an open forum on Wednesday, April 28th at 6:30pm at the Church to answer any follow-up questions.  You can submit questions ahead of time by clicking on this email link.
Mercy Pastoral Council
God has provided each of us with certain talents. Have you been wondering what talents He has provided you, and how you can use those talents to benefit our Parish? Maybe you should consider joining the Pastoral Council.
The duty of PC members is to provide counsel and assistance in achieving the purpose of Mercy Parish’s goals and objectives set by the Pastor. The PC’s primary duty is twofold:
To serve as a communication conduit between Pastor, parishioners, clergy, ministries, commissions, and committees; and to serve as a visible catalyst and overarching example of service to our entire faith family.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact any of the PC members located on the Pastoral Council tab of our webpage, or email the PC Chair, Rick Hycoop at PC_Chair@mercyparish.church
Giving during our Mass limitations
 
Some of you have asked about giving during this time of limited attendance at Masses. Our Finance Council has put together a couple of ways to respond to these inquiries.
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.
Communion Opportunities
Recognizing that not everyone will feel comfortable attending Mass in person or be able to due to the restricted numbers or health risk category, Holy Communion will be provided by a Deacon under the canopy each weekend.
  • Saturday 6:00-6:30pm

  • Sunday 9:45-10:15am

Social Committee
Easter Drawings
During Lent, the social committee posted some pages for Easter drawings. To see what was submitted, please click on these links:
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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!

 

Please sign up by clicking on this link or send an email to the Youth Coordinator.

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

– Amen.

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.

Ash Wednesday services will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at:
8:00 am at the Rectory Chapel
12:00 pm at the Rectory Chapel
6:30 pm at Mill Creek Elementary School
Ash Wednesday services will be held on Wednesday, March 1st at:
8:00 am at the Rectory Chapel
12:00 pm at the Rectory Chapel
6:30 pm at Mill Creek Elementary School
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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 slewis@stjohnb.com."

 

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.

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