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.

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. 

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 newsletter@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
A message from the Saint Vincent de Paul - Mercy Conference
 
These are difficult times for everyone during this Corona virus pandemic. We are aware that many Mercy parishioners may need assistance at this time.  If you are a Mercy parishioner needing financial assistance or food, please contact Deacon Jeff at Deacon_Jeff@mercyparish.church.  Please know that your request for assistance is held confidentially.
 
Our ministry is still providing assistance to the less fortunate in our community. We have been taking calls during our normal hours, on Tuesday mornings from 9:00 am until 10:30 am.  We have temporarily suspended the home visits to the families and we have been doing assessments via phone.  When we deliver Publix gift cards, we make sure the family is home before the gift cards are dropped off at their door.  We practice social distancing and do not come in contact with anyone. 
 
We have been asked by many parishioners how they can help. Your prayers are always appreciated for our dedicated volunteers of the SVdP ministry, as well as, those we serve in our community.  We can accept your monetary donations or Publix gift cards in the Offertory Collection basket that has been set out in the Church. 
 
May God bless you and keep you.
Youth Group News
Hands Up! Hands Out! SUMMER SERVICE : Are you interested in our “stay at home” service week? Then join us during the week of July 20th. For more details, click on this link.
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.
A letter from our new Bishop
His Excellency, Steven Raica, the 5th Bishop of the Birmingham Diocese issued a decree extending the dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation due to COVID-19 through Sunday, September 6th.  To read his full letter, please click on this link.
Two New Ministries
Seating Coordinator and Sanitizing Team
Mercy Parish is looking for volunteers, men and women of all ages, to be part of these two ministries. We require two Seating Coordinators and two Sanitizing Team members for each weekend Mass. You have the choice of picking the Mass you prefer, based on your profile settings in the Ministry Scheduler that we use for our weekend Liturgical Ministry support. 
 
Seating Coordinator responsibilities include ensuring the chairs are set up ahead of time, based on the Sign Up Genius with the number of individuals attending Mass, and coordinating with Ushers to ensure all protocols are adhered to. 
Sanitizing Team responsibilities include (adults) spraying and wiping down various designated areas with sanitizing products after each Mass.
 
Your support is very crucial in this time of the pandemic. We want to provide the members of our parish family and our visitors a safe and healthy atmosphere for worship. Your prayerful consideration in this regard is very much appreciated.  If you are interested, please send an email with your Mass preference to parish_office@mercyparish.church.  If you are interested in volunteering and unable to attend the training sessions below, email the Parish Office.
 
Ministry Training Schedule:
Seating Coordinator (All training will be in the Youth Room):  
     Sat, July 18th at 3 pm
     Sun, July 19th at 10 am
     Sat, Aug 8th at 3 pm
     Sun, Aug 9th at 10 am
Sanitizing Team:  Meet by the St. Joseph Banner after every weekend Mass.
Religious Education at Mercy
2020 - 2021
We are preparing for the 2020-2021 Religious Education school year.  We are still unsure exactly how classes will be conducted, but you can help us by registering.  The registration form can be found by clicking on this link.  Knowing the number of students we have will help us figure out what we need to do.
Forms need to be filled out and sent the the Mercy Parish office or placed in the collection baskets by July 31st.  Please mark envelopes for "Religious Education."  If you have any questions, please email re@mercyparish.church.
Mercy Messages
 
July 8th Audio message from Deacon Rick can be heard by clicking on the audio link immediately below this text.
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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.
 
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:
 
Weekend Mass for July 11th & 12th, click this link.
Friday, July 10th Mass, click this link.
Thursday, July 9th Mass, click this link.
Wednesday, July 8th Mass, click this link.
Tuesday, July 7th 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:

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 
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

Mercy Parish Youth Groups MPYG and J.O.Y.
 
Let's connect! Play Games, Chat, and have a little fun! online!
 
We would like to gather information on any youth grades 6-12 who either participate in youth group or are looking for a way to connect with other Mercy Parish youth who you haven't seen in awhile.  If you would like to participate in some Youth Group Online Activities online using either Zoom, online chats, texting, group me etc. we need to hear from you!  We ask that you please respond  by emailing Ms. Caryn at MPYG@mercyparish.church. Our intention is to plan some events for both MS and HS age levels over the course of the next several weeks such as scavenger hunts,  escape rooms, game nights, discussions, or just to hang out eat ice-cream and say hello!   In order to make online groups effective we need to have valid contact information (phone number and or email), and permission from parents. We can only succeed with participants and THAT is you! Our wonderful youth of Mercy Parish!
The youth ministry team misses you all and we hope that you and your families are doing well!
Hope to See you online for some fun in the near future!
God Bless!

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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“MERCY AND STEWARDSHIP BY ALL FOR THE GOOD OF ALL” 
Mercy Parish is a growing Catholic faith community of 449 families and over 1300 members as of April 2020. In less than four years since our inception as a Parish, we have more than  doubled our original parish membership, completed construction of the Multipurpose Hall (Phase I of our Parish’s Campus Vision) and are rapidly repaying the remaining loan amount for this construction to the Archdiocese of Birmingham. Once this loan has been satisfied, we will immediately turn our Campaign efforts towards funding the next phase of our Campus Vision (the Church).  Although, full funding and construction of the remaining phases of our Campus Vision is still several years away, it has been demonstrated by the ongoing charitable support of our members and visitors, as well as the steady increase in our Parish membership that there is a strong desire in the Huntsville/Madison and surrounding areas for another vibrant and welcoming Catholic community. Please click the Capital Campaign button below for  more information.

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 www.stjohnb.com or email the principal, Sheryl Lewis at slewis@stjohnb.com.

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