The Jubilee Dance Crew strives to pursue Our Lady of Mercy Parish’ mission of building community through dance. We foster camaraderie and physical fitness by gathering once a week to learn line dancing and social dancing, such as cha cha, mambo, jive, waltz, and rhumba.
We first gathered in 2011, under the name of The OLM Line Dance Crew. During the Year of Mercy Jubilee, we evolved into social dancing with a new name, JUBILEE DANCE CREW. Our membership grew from 20 to over 60 dancers. We collected weekly donation of $5.00 per dancer that we turned over to the church.
The growth in membership led to growth in weekly donations, and we decided to raise funds for the parish while enjoying the company of friends and getting some exercise on the side.
We raised funds thru a dinner dance to purchase materials to replace ceiling tiles in the chapel. A parishioner donated his labor. The chapel was cleaned and repainted. It now looks bright and beautiful.
The awning in front of the church (Pearsall Avenue) fell in disrepair, and a dinner-dance raised funds for its replacement. Some members wholeheartedly contributed additional funds.
FALL SEASON – JDC PIZZA NIGHT
Several incidents at mass brought out the need for an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in church. The Fall dance sessions generated enough funds to defray the cost of this life-saving device. It is now installed across from the parish office, next to the statue of Our Lady of Mercy. Members of our Wellness Ministry are trained to use it in case of a medical emergency.