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 May 8th & 9th, click this link.
Friday, May 7th Mass, click this link.
Thursday, May 6th Mass, click this link.
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Daily Virtual Mass schedule:
Tues-Fri -- 8:30 am (Facebook Live) Rosary begins at 8am
Saturday at 5:00 pm (Facebook Live)
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.
Dispensation from Mass will end soon
His Excellency, Bishop Steven J. Raica, issued a decree confirming the cessation of the dispensation due to COVID-19 as of Monday, May 24th.
A little over a year ago Catholics in Alabama began to pray earnestly for an end to Covid and all of the stressors that came with the pandemic.
It is with great joy that we receive evidence all around that God is answering the prayers of the faithful, and that as we turned to Him in our time of concern, He has provided us relief from our distress.
Just as before the pandemic, Mercy leadership will always ensure we gather to worship safely. Watch your email and the parish website in the next few weeks for how this exciting news will be implemented at Mercy Parish!
You are encouraged to read Bishop Raica's letter to parishioners by clicking on this link.
For now, 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.
Communion under the Canopy Update
Communion under the canopy times have changed as follows:
May 5th Mercy message from Deacon Jeff can be seen by clicking on the link below. Music credit: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
Zooming this Sunday Again
Please join us for Sunday Agape on May 9th from 10-10:30 via Zoom. You may join us on Sunday morning at 10AM by clicking on this link.
Graduation Cap & Gown Mass
Mercy Parish invites all Graduates to join us May 16th at the 11:30 Mass. We will honor both HS and College graduates.
Please RSVP by May 9th to Caryn MacDonald at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot make the Mass we would like to honor you in the bulletin please send us your name and school attended for recognition!
Congratulations to all our Graduates!
Please signup by Sunday May 9th by clicking on this link.
Mercy Community Service Project
Mercy Parish is now participating in the Adopt-a-Mile Program with the City of Madison. On Saturday, May 15th all Mercy Parish parishioners interested in participating in this wonderful community service project should gather at 8:50 am under the canopy. You can signup by clicking on this link.
Our Parish area of responsibility is the one mile stretch of Segers Road (both sides) between Powell Rd and Chestnut Heath Court.
Trash bags, safety vests, and water will be provided. Parishioners should bring their own gloves and be sure to wear sunscreen, if needed.
There will soon be a sign in place noting that Mercy Parish has Adopted This Mile so let's show our parish pride and be good neighbors in our community by making our mile the shining example of our Christian stewardship and care of the planet!
This is an ongoing opportunity which will take place the 3rd Saturday of each Month.
Do you have a Green Thumb?
The Facilities and Grounds Commission would like to put something in the bulletin and website for someone in the parish who is interested and willing to take care and plant flowers for the parish. They would be part of the Facilities and Grounds. For instance we have some flowers from Easter that need to be planted and cared for either at the church or at the Rectory. They would coordinate with the Facilities and Grounds Commission and Father Joy. Contact John Corcetti for more information at Grounds@mercyparish.church.
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.