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Alumnae Newsletter August 2019

We will use Constant Contact to send out a bulleted edition of this newsletter every month.  If interested in a particular item, more information is given under each topic area.

Mercy Reflections

God of my heart, my whole desire is in loving you. I give myself to you without reserve.

I consecrate to you my heart. Receive it as an offering of love and unite it to your heart. I desire to dwell with you all my days.

I consecrate to you my will. May it be joined to yours in all things. May my deepest desire be to do what is pleasing to you. May your Spirit guide me in the way of obedience and may selfish desires not find a home in me.

I consecrate to you my understanding. May I see with your eyes and choose what is life- giving. May I forego all that is false and passing that I may embrace what is true and enduring. Let me desire the good and all that brings the good to birth. May your grace bring my desire to realization.

I consecrate to you my memory. Let me always remember your goodness and beauty. I shall take delight in remembering your favors - the love and mercy you have shown to me. May my heart be forever grateful.

I consecrate to you my body. Make me a worthy dwelling for your Spirit, Jesus. I give you all that I am and I accept whatever limitations, sickness, sorrows and death will be mine. Let me desire what you desire. No matter how painful the cross that is mine to carry, I receive it with confidence in your strength and grace. May I accept it with lively gratitude and carry it with joy and constancy. May the words of St. Paul strengthen me; "With Christ I am nailed to the cross."

I consecrate to you all that I may ever possess in goods, influence or status. All is yours. Do with me what you will. I consecrate to you all that I can - joys, sorrows, life and death - to offer you my love and to witness to others the joy of loving you. May I serve you with devotion, relying on the help of your grace. May I be yours without reserve until the last moment of my life.

Amen.

School News

Golf Fest Set for September 9

Mark your calendars now for Mercy’s annual Golf Fest on September 9 at The Players Club at Deer Creek. The event benefits the Negotiated Tuition Program. Register today. 

 

Alumnae Events

Golden Guild Tea

Alumnae who graduated 50 years or more ago are invited to the Golden Guild Tea on September 21. RSVP today. 

Class of 1950s lunch 

Alumnae of the 1950s are invited to join us for a luncheon and school update on October 10.

Class of 1960s Lunch 

Graduates from the classes of 1960-1969 are invited for a lunch and school update on October 22.

Back-to- School Happy Hour

35 alumnae joined with Mercy’s teachers for a back-to-school happy hour on August 9. Thanks to all who came to celebrate the new school year!

Denver Visit 

On a recent trip to Denver, President Sr. Delores Hannon, Vice President of Advancement Nate Driml, and Alumnae and Annual Appeals Officer Roz Parr ’09 gathered with alumnae and friends of Mercy High School at the home of Mary Pat Smola McCormick ’58. Alumnae gathered to reconnect with their classmates and meet other Mercy Monarchs in the Denver area. Sr. Delores also shared a school update.
 

Alumnae Notes

Looking for Alumnae to Interview

Women of Mercy are having an amazing impact on the world as mothers, business women, entrepreneurs and their jobs range from educators, health care givers, philanthropists, artists, lawyers, and so much more.  Mercy wants to spotlight your involvement through articles.  If you have a story to tell or know someone who has had an interesting journey contact Deborah Daley, Communications and Marketing Director at daleyd@mercyhigh.org.

Please Remember

Once a month we will post names of Mercy graduates who have passed away.  This list is compiled from official notifications and will only include Women of Mercy.  If you have a loved one who passed away, please contact Naomi Chambers, Database Coordinator, or call her at 402.553.9424. 

Obituaries from June 18, 2019-August 26, 2019

Rita Heavey Hasiak SJ ’45
Lorene Towey Jensen SM ’48
Patricia Bauer Chleborad SM ’51
Dorie E. Lawrence SM ’52
R. Anne Wegener Byrne SJ ’54
Elizabeth (Betty) Thell Busse SM ’54
Patricia Muell Pennisi ’64
Barbara Thornton LaPour ’65
Carey A. Grow ’78

Volunteer at Mercy

There are all kinds of ways for our alumnae to get involved at Mercy. From joining the Alumnae Council to speaking at Career Day, we’d love to have you back at school. Click here to see a list of volunteer opportunities and to sign up.

Follow Us on Social Media

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Supporting Mercy High School

Annual Fund 

Help welcome the Mercy High School student body with a gift to the annual fund.  Remember, dollars raised through this fund directly support educating those students who need financial assistance the most. 

Venmo

Mercy High School is on Venmo and we’re accepting donations! Find us at @MercyHighSchoolOmaha to make your annual gift today. 

MX12 Program 

Consider donating on a monthly basis by joining Mercy’s MX-12 program.  

Planned Giving

Interested in providing a legacy of support to Mercy High School? You might want to consider a planned gift.  

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