Our Lady of Mercy

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Volunteers are needed to help prepare the Love Bug Preschool classrooms for the coming school year. We are looking for help cleaning up the classrooms as well as the toys. Anyone with a few hours to spare or if you know someone who needs community service hours, please contact the parish office. Thank you!

JOB OPPORTUNITY: The Love Bugs Preschool have an opening for a teacher assistant position. Must be available to work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday for a total of 17 hours per week. Job includes assisting teacher and students with activities, snacks, and light cleaning. Also, must be available for activities such as fundraising and family fun nights. For more information, please contact the parish office.

Have you ever thought that God was calling you to do more? Have you ever felt that you were being called to help spread the faith to our children? If so, please contact Denise at the church office. We are in need of new cate-chists, especially for the lower grades. Training and support are provided.

Volunteer Opportunities

OUTREACH MINISTRY: The Outreach Ministry volunteers visit the shut-ins nursing homes residents every month. Volunteers bring prayer cards, bulletins and at Christmas time they bring poinsettias to those they are visiting. This ministry is looking for more volunteers to help out. It takes only a couple of days per month and volunteers sign up for one month a year. For more information, contact Kathleen Steen at 768-7346.

LOVE BUGS PRESCHOOL: Our Lady of Mercy Preschool is looking for volunteers to help out next year.

THE DEACON’S CLOSET: This ministry assists those who cannot afford medically required equipment to assist with in home care with items such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, canes, walkers, commodes, etc. If you have any of these items and are not using them, please consider donating them to the Deacon’s Closet at Our Lady of Mercy Parish. If you need the use of items or want to donate, please call 585-813-3588. There is no charge for the use of equipment.

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OFFERTORY COUNTING: On Monday mornings volunteers donate their time sorting and counting our week-end collections. In order to expedite this process, we would appreciate the following:

  • Avoid the use of scotch tape stickers and staples on envelopes
  • Do not roll, fold, or distort your bills or envelopes
  • Please keep all Diocesan & National second collection separate from all parish second collections to ensure a more accurate and streamlined administrative process. (i.e. use separate checks/envelopes when des-ignating your gift).


PLEASE MAKE NOTE: All mail for both Our Lady of Mercy and St. Brigid Parish must be mailed to 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, NY 14482. Thank you!

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BULLETIN are requested and appreci-ated two weeks prior to each bulletin. Please send your submission in writing via the church collection with your envelope indicating for church bulletin or by email to parishsecretary@ourladyofmercyleroy.org.

With much appreciation from the parish office!

DEFIBRILLATOR: We now have a defibrillator in Our Lady of Mercy Church. It’s located in a back corner on the wall. Please take a look to see where this is located and do not open unless there is a real emergency.

WHEELCHAIR: For your convenience a wheelchair has been placed in the side entryway of the church. Feel free to use this to assist parishioners from the car into the church.

Help keep our records updated: To keep our parish data information current, we’re asking you to please notify us of any changes made within the last two years with your home address, phone numbers or email address. Either call 768-6543 or send an email to parishsecretary@ourladyofmercyleroy.org. Thank you!

Registration for Young Parishioners:

If you are a young parishioner over the age of 18 and still registered under your parent’s names, you need to register in your own name. This registration is very important if you seek a form of good standing to be a godparent or Confirmation sponsor. This registration is also important when you are getting married in the parish. Registering in your own name is easy; please call the parish office at 768-6543.

Going on vacation this summer? Don’t miss Mass whenever or where ever you may be. Go to Masstimes.org to find a church near you! Have a safe summer!


If you are a practicing parishioner of Our Lady of Mer-cy or St. Brigid and are seeking financial aid for your child attending St. Joseph or Notre Dame, you need to call Fr. Michael by August 14th. Financial Assistance does not automatically continue from one scholastic year to the next. Thank you.

A Heartfelt Thank You From Fr. Michael:

I want to thank all of our parishioners who worked so hard last weekend at the Waffle Stand. Thank you so much for sacrificing your time and working during those two very hot and humid days. Not only did you work hard but you gave a very joyful witness and repre-sented our parish well. If you don’t mind me saying, I was very proud and grateful to be your pastor!

A special thanks to Ron Boehly for being the cap-tain of the stand, and to all those who pre-made waffles before the event. Thanks to all those who provided items such as cleaning products, water and fans to keep us cool. Thanks to Miss Pat Murphy for transporting, building and disassembling.

Thanks again,
Fr. Michael


St. Brigid's

REMINDERS: All correspondence for St. Brigid Parish should now be mailed to 44 Lake Street, LeRoy, NY 14482. And don’t forget the Vigil Mass has been changed from 5:00pm to 4:00pm.

THE HOLY ROSARY is recited a half hour before each weekend Mass. Saturday Rosary begins at 4:30pm. Sunday Rosary is recited at 8:30am. Please join your fellow parishioners in praying the Rosary.

PRAYER MINISTRY: Anyone is welcome to contact the St. Brigid Prayer Tree. If you have prayer requests, please feel free to call Marian Peck 548-2635 or Cheri Sheridan 748-7248.

Parish Council meets once a month from September to June. If you would like to communicate with Parish Council simply drop a note in the box marked Pastoral Council in the back of the Church.