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.
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.
The Bishop of Birmingham is coming to Mercy!
His Excellency, Bishop Raica is coming to Mercy Parish! He will be celebrating Mass with Father Joy on Saturday, October 3rd at 5 pm. Signing up to attend this Mass is mandatory.
All the seats for this Mass have been filled. Due to the maximum capacity limitations, we can't take anymore signups in the Church. Any walk-ins will be asked to wait in their cars until Mass is over for Communion and the Bishop’s blessing outside. If you're unable to attend due to limited seating, it will be live-streamed on Facebook at 5pm, and Communion will be distributed outside from 6-6:15pm. If you would like to receive a blessing from the Bishop in the parking lot, please sign up by clicking on this link, and please arrive at 6:15pm.
September 16th Audio message from Deacon Jeff can be heard by clicking on the audio link immediately below this text. Music credit: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
Join the Mercy Parish Social Committee for a fun night of TRIVIA!!!
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!!!
Who: Any parishioner who enjoys trivia and can log in on Zoom
What: We will follow the Brain Blast Trivia format that is used at most restaurants - Questions asked, a bit of time allotted, you write your answer and we move on. At the end, the person/team with the most correct answers will win. We’ll be giving gift certificates to a local restaurant to the top 3 winners!!
Where: Your house
When: Monday, 28 Sep 7 – 8 pm
Please RSVP to reserve your spot by clicking on this Sign-Up Genius link.
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 via the Sign Up Genius Link.
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.
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. This is a firm number and cannot be exceeded. Please ensure you have a seat before attempting to
attend Mass by signing up at this link.
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:
Thursday, September 24th Mass, click this link.
Wednesday, September 23rd Mass, click this link.
Tuesday, September 22nd Mass, click this link.
Weekend Mass for September 19th & 20th, click this link.
Friday, September 18th Mass, click this link.
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:
Videos are also available using the links above, or if you prefer YouTube, you can subscribe to the Mercy Parish YouTube channel:
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.
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
is dedicated to the spiritual, academic, social and physical development of each student. Students in K4-8th grade have the opportunity to experience daily faith formation while participating in engaged, hands on learning that promotes strong academic growth. Current enrollment is over 475 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.
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.
Please check out St. John’s Catholic School at or email the principal, Sheryl Lewis at .