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.
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!
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:
Weekend Mass for January 16th & 17th, click this link.
Friday, January 15th Mass, click this link.
Thursday, January 14th Mass, click this link.
Wednesday, January 13th Mass, click this link.
Tuesday, January 12th Mass, 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:
Videos are also available using the links above, or if you prefer YouTube, you can subscribe to the Mercy Parish YouTube channel:
Bishop Raica's Decree Extending Dispensation from Mass through the 4th Sunday of Lent
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 Laetare Sunday (March 14). Please read the attached decree by clicking on this link.
January 13th Mercy message from Deacon Rick can be heard by clicking on the link below.
As we ring in the new year, we look forward to new opportunities and new resolutions, may each of us turn to the inspiration of Blessed Michael McGivney and resolve to stand together as the strong right arm of the Church.
Join today using promo code MCGIVNEY2020 through June 30, 2021 and receive your first 12 months of membership for free. www.kofc.org/joinus
If you have questions, please contact us at:
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 .
Adoration and Rosary
for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
Please join us in the Mercy Parish Church at 6:30PM on Friday January 22nd as the Merciful Jesus Knights of Columbus and SWAP co-sponsor an evening of Prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament for the legal protection of unborn children.
Mercy Parish Youth Group
Pro Life March Events - January 29-30
January 1973, marked the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion. Every year since, the March for Life has come together in Washington D.C. to protest this ruling and to stand for life. This year the youth of Mercy Parish have organized a Pro-Life Walk @ home in solidarity with the March for Life.
Youth Grades 6-12 are invited to join us for Adoration and a Youth Rally on Friday evening as well as the Pro-Life Walk Saturday - to join in sign up by clicking on this link.
Families and Parishioners are also invited to join us for adoration and the walk please sign up by clicking on this link.
Whether you can join us or not, we ask that you please join us in prayer beginning January 21st as we pray the 9 Days for Life leading up to the walk for life by clicking on this link.
His Excellency, Bishop Steven J. Raica, in his letter dated November 17, 2020, has declared a "Year of the Parish and the Eucharist" starting with the First Sunday of Advent- November 29, 2020 in the diocese of Birmingham. Various Chancery offices will publish resources to aid pastors and leaders of ministries in how they may observe this important year. The Bishop writes in his letter, "Amidst the disorientation, distress and uncertainty we need to re-discover the value of being together with the Lord. We are made for community - and we Catholics recognize that our community should be united in the worship of God. This special year will be a time of grace and many blessings for us all"
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.