How We Started
Still Waters is a family music ministry featuring Vinny Flynn and his daughters Colleen, Erin, and Mary, with support vocals from his wife Donna and their sons John, Tim, Brian, and Kevin. The music is gentle and prayerful, with haunting guitar and violin interludes. Seen frequently at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA and on Mother Angelica’s EWTN network, Still Waters takes its name from the 23rd Psalm. As Vinny explains, “It is our prayer that through our music you will be led beside the still waters into the healing presence of Jesus the Good Shepherd, who alone can restore your soul.”
Spirit Song Ministries
In 1993, Vinny and Donna established a recording/publishing company, Spirit Song Ministries, to produce and distribute their family music albums, talks on tape, and religious publications. In 1999, after Vinny’s retirement from Divine Mercy International, it became a full-time, home based family apostolate.
In 2003, under the spiritual direction of Fr. George Kosicki, CSB, the Flynn family incorporated their ministries as a 501(c)3 Catholic not-for-profit organization under the name MercySong, Inc. In response to Pope John Paul II’s call to bring people to a deeper experience of the Father’s love, MercySong seeks to bring new vitality and joy to Christian life through various ministries of song, teaching, counseling, and prayer. Individually and as teams, members of MercySong provide talks and music ministry for conferences, retreats, men’s groups, youth rallies, parish missions, and festivals of praise, emphasizing the need for personal holiness, daily repentance, forgiveness, and rejoicing in the Father’s love.