Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope, Helping the Needy
The Our Lady of Mercy Food Pantry is a part of our Ministry that seeks to create a hunger free community by sharing our abundant blessings with God’s people that are in need.
Your donations help us keep the shelves stocked so we can provide nutritious food for our needy neighbors in and around our community. We are asking for your help in dropping off food, monetary donations or gift cards.
At present, our pantry shelves are alarmingly empty.
Food items needed: cereal, peanut butter, jelly, canned meats, canned soups, tuna fish, tomato/pasta sauce, Chef Boyardee, canned fruits coffee, tea, hot chocolate, Parmalat/powdered milk, cookies, paper towels, bathroom tissue, toothpaste, soaps, and any other personal hygiene and non-perishable food items.
If giving a monetary donation, please make all checks payable to Our Lady of Mercy Church (in the memo section please state Food Pantry or Human Services) and forward all cash or checks to the Rectory, 70 01 Kessel Street.
Food Pantry Hours 10:00 am – 11:00 am every Saturday of the month
Special thank you to all the people that support and volunteer at our food pantry.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve (Matthew 20:28)
Pilgrimage to The National Shrine of Divine Mercy - June 18th
On June 18th, 2016, Bishop DiMarzio will lead a daylong pilgrimage to The National Shrine of Divine Mercy at Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, many of our parishioners might wish to participate in this pilgrimage during which Mass will be celebrated and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. Busses will leave at 7:00 A.M. from four locations: in Queens at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Astoria, and The Shrine Church of St. Gerard Majella in Hollis. The Brooklyn sites will be St Patrick's in Bay Ridge and St. Thomas Aquinas in Flatlands.
Reservations forms are available at the rectory but should be completed as soon as possible since space is limited.
Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - October 29th
On October 29th, 2016 the Annual Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will take place. The basilica shrine church is the largest Catholic Church in North America. It is situated on the grounds of the Catholic University in Washington, D.C.
Every parish is invited to arrange a parish bus - to do so we need a coordinator. The coordinator will collaborate with Father Gerard Sauer at the Diocesan Pilgrimage Office, which will assist with all the arrangements.