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 will continue to live stream Masses via Facebook; however, the video feed will only be available for the period which it is intended. For instance, Tuesday Daily Mass will only be deleted on Wednesday when Wednesday's Daily Mass is posted.
Daily Mass for October 14th, 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.
Social Distance Seating
Following Bishop Raica's guidance, we are making changes to allow for more parishioners to come to Mass!
As such, ONLY those requesting socially distanced seating (i.e., parishioners with medical conditions or extenuating circumstances), should use the Sign Up Genius by clicking on this link. Remember to check in with the Seating Coordinator when you arrive.
All other 'Common Seating' will be open for parishioners and NO Sign Up will be required for that group.
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.
Now through December 31st, enter Promo Code
MCGIVNEY2020 for 12 months of free membership. You can join online by clicking on this link.
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.
October 13th Mercy message from Deacon Rick can be heard by clicking on the link below.
Service hours anyone? Here's an easy way to earn one.
This is also an awesome way that we can demonstrate our stewardship of the Earth showing God how we care the gifts He has provided us. Our monthly Segers Road cleanup will take place at 9:00 a.m. on October 16th. Please meet in front of the church about ten minutes prior. The event will go rain or shine but will be cancelled in the event of thunderstorms in the area. Sign up to participate by clicking on this link.
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Mercy Parish Virtual Wine & Cheese Event
Since we are unable (again!) to host our in-person Wine & Cheese Event, we will be hosting a virtual event on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 7-7:30 pm. Pour a glass of your favorite wine and join us online – you might even win one of twelve door prize packages! Tickets are $15 and, like the in-person Wine & Cheese event, proceeds go to our Capital Campaign, which raises money for the design and construction of our future church building. No need to be present to win a door prize, but we would sure like to “see you there!” Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the image below.
Prison Ministry Donations
The Limestone Correctional Facility in Harvest has requested assistance in collecting Hygiene Items and Office Supplies. At Mercy Parish, we never say no to any request to help those around us that are in need. There will be a box in the gathering area from Oct 16th - 24th where your donations can be dropped off. Requested items are: Deodorant, Shampoo/Body Wash (clear bottles), Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Bars of Soap, Disposable Razors, Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Clear Barrel Ink Pens, Writing Paper and Reams of Copy Paper.
If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Tony by clicking on this link.
Trunk or Treat
The Social Committee will be hosting Mercy's Annual Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct 29th from 6:30-8 pm.
If you would like to donate candy for the goody bags to be passed out that evening, please drop the bags off in the Gathering Area between Oct 16-24.
For those that want to decorate their trunks, please sign up by clicking on this link.
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 selections ($50, $35, $15). Please consider decorating your trunk to make this a special evening for our wonderful kids! This year cars will park and the children will walk by the trunks in their costumes. They will vote on the best decorated trunk when they pick up their bagged candy under the canopy. Candy will only be passed out by the Social Committee members, not at each individual trunk.
4th Annual KofC Tootsie Roll 5K
It's back! Saturday, November 6th - the 5K Run/Walk benefiting students with special learning needs. This race is put on by the Knights of Columbus, and 100% of the proceeds goes to Madison City Schools, Special Needs Department. This is part of a nation wide campaign put on by the Knights of Columbus.
“When we attend to the needs of those in want, we give them what is theirs, not ours. More than performing works of mercy, we are paying a debt of justice.” - St Pope Gregory the Great
You can get more information, and register for this event by clicking on this link.
If your company would like to become a corporate sponsor, please reach out to us by clicking on this 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
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 email@example.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.