WHEN YOU VISIT
Visiting a new church can be intimidating: How do it get to our Lady of Mercy? What should I wear? Where do I park? We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
WHEN ARE THE SERVICES?
Saturday Vigil Mass
5:30 p.m. English
8:00 a.m. English
12:00 p.m. Spanish
Monday & Friday – 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday – 12:10 p.m.
Wednesday – 7:00 p.m. Spanish
First Saturday of Month-8:00 am
Holy Days of Obligation
Holy Day Vigil: 7:00 p.m. Bilingual / Spanish
Holy Day: 8:00 am & 12:10 pm & 7:00 pm
WHEN IS CONFESSION AVAILABLE?
Wednesday 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.
Saturday 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Or call the office to schedule an appointment.
HOW DO I GET TO OUR LADY OF MERCY PARISH?
Our Lady Of Mercy is located at 132 South Fifth Street, Easton, PA 18042
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
We want you to feel comfortable. After all, we are thrilled that you're joining us and want you to be more focused on the service than what you're wearing. A face mask and a 6 foot social distance observance is required. The face mask must cover your nose and mouth at all times. In the summertime, it's not uncommon to see people wearing sandals, shorts, and a shirt. Others prefer to still put on their "Sunday best," and that's fine too! However, we do request that shorts be of a conservative length (no “short-shorts”) and that in general, clothing be respectable and conservative.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK?
We have one main parking lot on the south west side of the campus. The main church entrance is on the south side of the church. You may park in any available spot. There is no reserved parking except for the ample handicapped-accessible spots directly in front of the church. Additional handicap parking is available on the north side of the church, next to the parish rectory. We ask that you never park in fire lines, marked crosswalks, & marked handicap access areas.
I'M NOT CATHOLIC... IS IT OKAY FOR ME TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNION?
Communion, or The Eucharist, is the most intimate expression of our faith. Catholics believe that the host is literally the body of Christ, transformed from bread by the priest presiding over the service. Most evangelicals think of Communion as symbolic, so it makes sense that they are not as strict about having the right relationship to it as Catholics and Orthodox Christians who believe it is a sacrament and the true presence of Christ. So, if you are not Catholic, we ask that you not receive communion. However, those not receiving the Body of Christ and Precious blood are invited to come forward with their hands crossed over their chests for a special blessing. We invite you to pray the spiritual communion prayer during this time, please click on the link provided below.
AM I EXPECTED TO PUT MONEY IN THE OFFERING?
If you are visiting with us, we don't expect you to put money in the offering, and you are welcome to just let it pass you by. The money you choose to put in the offering is your gift to God. If you consider Our Lady of Mercy Parish your church home, we'd love for you to be a registered member and prayerfully consider giving to Our Lady of Mercy on a weekly basis. You can give by check or cash during the service, or you can sign up for online giving here. What is God asking you to give? Your talent? Your time? Your treasure?.
I HAVE A HEARING PROBLEM. IS THERE ANY SPECIAL ASSISTANCE?
Yes! For those who are hearing impaired, we have special hearing devices that you can wear that will allow you to control the volume. If you think this would be beneficial to you, please ask one of the ushers located at the back of the church to provide you with a headset.