Welcome Guests & Visitors

Letter from our Pastor

To our guests and visitors:


     Welcome to Our Lady of Mercy Church. We invite you to ask questions, consider your participation, and prayerfully discern where the Lord is directing you.


     Parishes in the Catholic tradition are based on territories and regions. This makes it possible to serve the People of God in that area more effectively, which is difficult without a sense of unity. The Church today, especially in South Florida, is faced with rapidly growing communities where people want a spiritual home, a Catholic education for their children, and a refuge from the many demands of daily life.


     Comparing and looking for the right fit in a parish obviously has its challenges and liabilities for the emphasis can be shift from a stable community charged with the spiritual care of the local region to the services typical of a local mall – something for everyone. The growth of megachurches is a sign of the desire for “one stop shopping”.


     Our belief at Our Lady of Mercy is that we represent the temple and not the market place. Here, you will find the language and culture of the worship of God, the companionship necessary for the pilgrimage to the Father which is the journey of a lifetime, and the witness of the Church’s teaching which will always challenge the relativism of the present day while providing the foundation and fonts of our Faith. It is our prayer that here you will find stability in the Faith journey.


     You are welcome to our Lady of Mercy: your vocation, given you at baptism, is the true gift you bring to your worship – from that gift come the joys and hopes, the aspirations of the believer in Jesus Christ.


Sincerely yours in Christ,

Father Whittaker


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a Time and a Season for all things

Thanksgiving

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Annual food basket drive

Christmas

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Holy Family giving tree

Easter

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The Resurrection of the Lord

The Good Shepherd and the Gospel of Life

Good Shepherd Shrine

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I am the good shepherd. I know
my sheep and they know me.


The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Psalm 23

Gospel of Life Memorial

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Respect for all life. We are committed
to the Gospel of Life.


The Gospel of life is at the heart of Jesus' message. Lovingly received day after day by the Church, it is to be preached with dauntless fidelity as "good news" to the people of every age and culture.

Evangelium Vitae, Blessed John Paul II

Archbishop Thomas Wenski

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Archbishop Thomas Wenski at the Sacrament of Confirmation at Our Lady of Mercy.