SPRING FLING – May 5-7th
We are now in full swing preparing for the Spring Fling on the evening of Mary 5th, the day of May 6th and the morning of May 7th. It takes quite an effort to make this event a success. Would you consider volunteering some time either behind the scenes (set up, decorating etc.) or up front manning booths (plants, new items, Pete’s Garage Sale)? A great way to have some fun and meet and greet people from different neighborhoods.
We will be holding a short planning meeting on April 1st at 11:00 AM should you consider joining the effort. (Many hands make light work and have fun doing it!).
We are also seeking vendors to showcase their items.
It is a great opportunity as a vendors to assist shoppers who are looking for unique handmade items as well as those who are looking for that unique gift for Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is on May 9th . If you are interested in being a vendor, call 718-268-6143 and let us know. We’d love to have you join us for this happy event!
Important Information for Altar Servers
Centering Prayer Group
Centering Prayer Group meets every Tuesday in the Rectory at 2:30 pm and 6:15 pm. All are welcome! Any questions, please contact Carol Powell at 718-261-6285.
Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope, Helping the Needy
The Food Pantry Community at Our Lady of Mercy Church 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.
The Food Pantry Ministry operates on every Saturday from 10:00am to 11:00am .The purpose of the Food Pantry is to assist those living within the community of Forest Hills and the surrounding areas of Queens who are in need of basic food and sanitary supplies during times of hardship. However, no one presenting a genuine need will be turned away.
Since your donations help us keep the shelves stocked, we are asking for your help in dropping off food, monetary donations or gift cards. 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 are:10:00am–11:00am every Saturday
We are called to action by the Holy Scriptures to feed the hungry and satisfy their thirst see (Isaiah 58:10, Matthew 25:35).
But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous. (Luke 14:13-14).
Peace, Joy, Hope
Deacon Dean Dobbins