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:
Wednesday, March 3rd Mass, click this link.
Tuesday, March 2nd Mass, click this link.
Weekend Mass for February 27th & 28st, click this link.
Friday, February 26th Mass, click this link.
Thursday, February 25th 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.
The updated 2021 Lent schedule of events for Mercy Parish, to include our Lenten Mission, can be seen by clicking on this link.
Weekly Adoration at 6PM, and Stations of the Cross at 7PM will begin on Fri, Feb 19th, and run through Good Friday when the Station of the Cross will begin at 3PM.
March 3rd Mercy message from Deacon Jeff can be heard by clicking on the link below.
One Voice Subscriptions
The One Voice is our weekly Diocesan newspaper. It is a wonderful source of information for our Catholic Faith and news about our Catholic Church in the Birmingham Diocese and around the world. If you are currently not receiving the One Voice and would like to receive it, please contact the Parish Office at email@example.com or phone, 256-325-0695. The cost of a yearly subscription is $17, which the parish pays to the Diocese directly. You can donate that amount through the online giving portal or in the weekly collection.
Mercy Lenten Mission
Mercy Parish Lenten Mission took place on Thursday, February 25th. If you missed the opportunity to join us, you can still view the service by clicking on this link.
The Catholic Center of Concern wants to send a "thank you" to all the Catholic parishes who help support us. We couldn't serve the community without the help of our Catholic community.
Can YOU spare 3 hours a week to help your neighbors in need?
Catholic Center of Concern (CCC) is looking for volunteers. The current need is for telephone intakers to help with emergency financial assistance.
We need your help!
Telephone applications are conducted Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 9-11 am and 1-3 pm. All work is remote and training is provided.
Bilingual volunteers especially needed!
Contact Rosemary McManus
Again, thank you for your support!!!
Help for the Homeless
Once again, the Homeless Ministry would like to do another collection for the homeless in our area. This time we would like to collect blankets and jackets for the winter. A box will be placed in the gathering area starting February 27 through March 7.
May God bless you for your generosity.
40 Days for Life
From February 17th through March 28th, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outsider the Alabama Women’s Center, 4831 Sparkman Drive NW, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach.
If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact:
Tom White (513) 913-7475
or email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit 40daysforlife.com/Huntsville.
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.
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.
Into the Breach
"And I sought for a man among them who should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land…” (Ezekiel 22:30)
Inspired by the Apostolic Exhortation for Catholic men written by Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix, the Knights of Columbus produced a video series which seeks to answer the question of what it means to be a man and how to live as a man in today's world.
To step into the breach, we must begin by recognizing an important reality: that we are engaged in a battle for the hearts and souls of
This battle is real, and it is spiritual.
Click on the video below to get a 2-minute glimpse into our Fraternal passion.
Confirmation Class Volunteer Opportunities
The Grounds and Facilities Commission and Merciful Hands Ministry have coordinated service projects for the Confirmation Class to earn volunteer hours.
On Saturday, Feb 27th, 4 volunteers will meet at the Rectory on Dove Drive from 10am-noon. Work will take place in the detached garage and yard.
On Saturday, Mar 13, volunteers will meet at the Church from 8-11am to join the Grounds and Facilities volunteers for their regular monthly work day. There will be both inside and outside work planned.
On Monday, Mar 29, volunteers will meet at the Church from 6-8pm to join the Merciful Hands volunteers for their monthly meeting to clean the church in preparation for Holy Week.
If you are interested in earning service hours in any or all of these projects, sign up on the Sign Up Genius by clicking on this link.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Family Bingo Night
Family Bingo Night on Zoom is back! The Social Committee is hosting their March event on Saturday, March 13th at 7pm. To allow for more participation, there will be 3 ways to get your bingo cards: 1) Use the App (info will be emailed to you after you sign up), 3) Print your own cards (we will use 75 number cards), or 3) Pick up cards at church the weekends of Feb 27-28 or Mar 6-7 after Masses in the Gathering Area. Prizes will be awarded! Plan to join in the fun and sign up on the Sign Up Genius by clicking on this link.
A Virtual Marriage Encounter
The Marriage Encounter experience is a heart haven that
helps you listen, share and connect more deeply. There’s
no group discussion. It's just about the two of you learning
to be the best, most loving and thriving couple you can be.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter is now having LIVE Online Weekend Experiences! Unlock the power of your relationship with new ways to do the “I do.” Renew the romance and live your best life in love. Learn to become the best version of yourselves together!
Alabama’s next VIRTUAL WEEKEND IS MARCH 19-21, 2021 on Zoom Meeting. You can get more information or register online at www.ALFL-wwme.org or by calling Sean and Angie Murray at 205-530-3607.
For additional information, please click on the below links.
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 .