Saturday, December 1
4:00 – 8:00 pm
Our Lady of Mercy
Merry Mercy: SHARE OUR LIGHT – is a celebration in anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ; a celebration of the Gospel call to first serve the least among us in His name. A portion of the proceeds from Merry Mercy will benefit our St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Each year at the beginning of Advent, OLOM ceremonially “Shares Our Light” with the first lighting of our grand live oak trees around the church and school campus. Thousands of tiny twinkling lights will symbolize our parish’s commitment to making the seasons of Advent and Christmas centered around the Light of God’s great love.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. For a child is born to us, a Son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests. They name him Wonder-Counselor, God Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace. -Isaiah 9
Schedule of Events
Inside the Parish Activity Center
5:00-7:00 St. Nick’s Workshop is open; crafts, face painting, cookie decorating, letters and prayers to St. Nicholas
5:00-7:00 Christmas Bingo – prizes include gift cards, bottles of wine, poinsettias, and more!
5:10-8:00 Pictures with St. Nicholas
5:00-7:15 Polar Express arrives on Marquette – take a ride or two!
5:30 Annual blessing with Fr. Cleo and Lighting of the Oaks along with live musical performance
Lower School Parking Lot
5:00-8:00 Drink booth – Coke, water, beer, signature cocktail, and Grinch juice
5:00-8:00 Paul Cat and ACTS retreat participants serving up gumbo, hot dogs, and hamburgers
5:30 Gumdrop Stop opens for popcorn and candy for Merry Movie
6:00-7:15 Merry Movie featuring the movie, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
6:30 Prosecco Bar Opens
7:00 Fr. Cleo’s Prosecco Toast
7:15 Merry Mercy Fireworks