Our bereavement ministry is composed of members of the Divine Mercy Catholic Community. This is an organized way of showing care and concern for families and individuals mourning the loss of a loved one. These members are committed to providing consolation and support. One important mission is to help the families of the deceased prepare a funeral liturgy. A unique, printed program is prepared for each funeral service. Divine Mercy Parish hopes to help comfort you during your time of sorrow. As Christians, we know that death is not an end but a beginning. Through death, we pass from this temporary life on earth to an eternal, glorious life in heaven. This ministry is led by Carol Knouse.
Ministry to the Sick
We, of Divine Mercy Parish are a ministry of men and women who volunteer their time and talent to prayerfully visit and bring Communion to all of those unable to attend mass. This serving others extends to Home Visits, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and also Hospitals. As Jesus says,.......As I have washed your feet, now go forth and wash each others feet, in memory of Me. The ministry is coordinated by Deacon Jack Alexander. If interested click here.
The prayer chain is a great service to others. Prayers requests often include; deceased loved ones, those who are ill or suffer from chronic pain, and personal special intentions. The prayer chain leader calls three members, they in turn call their contacts, and so on. The prayer chain members enjoy helping others in times of sadness, but they also enjoy hearing about any improvements. Contact: Julie Dunn.
Anne’s Angels The Knitting and Crocheting Ministry meets every non holiday Monday in the Meeting House from 10:00am until noon. The Ministry’s objective is to knit/crochet prayer shawls for the people of the parish who are ill and home bound, or in nursing, re-hab, or assisted living facilities. Presently the presentations of these prayer shawls are handled through our Special Ministers of the Sick. A short ceremony follows, with a brief prayer, and then the passing of the shawl from the minister to the parishioner. Men and women are eligible to receive prayer shawls. Another objective is that every child baptized at Divine Mercy will receive a knitted and/or crocheted blanket as a gift from the parish family as a welcome to Divine Mercy. These blankets are provided by the Knitting and Crocheting Ministry. All items made by Anne’s Angels have been blessed by a priest from Divine Mercy Catholic Church. Other projects are discussed and voted upon throughout the year. All are welcome to join this very creative group of parishioners, just call the parish office and give your name and telephone number and someone from the Ministry will contact you, or just come to the Meeting House while their meeting is in session. Donations of clean unused yarn and any books or supplies that pertain to knitting and crocheting are always welcomed. Drop them off at parish office or the yarn deposit box in the narthex of the church.
This ministry is headed by Joyce Leppert and Douie Sampson.
Divine Mercy Conference Help Us Help Others! We provide food to the needy in our Merritt Island community. We also provide limited financial assistance to help on an emergency basis with rents, electricity, water, medical prescriptions and other necessary emergency assistance. We accept donations of food, money or in-kind services to help us help others. If you would like to provide financial assistance to the poor and needy in our community please make your financial contributions in the poor box, or drop them off by the church office. Checks should be made payable to the: Society of St. Vincent de Paul. If you would like to know more about our ministry or volunteer, please contact the church office or click here to visit the St. Vincent de Paul page of this website. This ministry is headed by Tom Bowler, president.