Prayer for the Beatification of Catherine McAuley
Loving God, you chose Catherine McAuley for the service of your people who are poor, sick and uneducated. You inspired her to found the Sisters of Mercy that these good works might endure. Give to each of us a portion of her compassionate spirit and ardent desire to serve your suffering people.
Bless all our undertakings and grant that union and charity may always thrive among us. Graciously hear our prayer for Catherine, and by granting the favors we ask through her intercession, hasten the day when her sanctity will be celebrated by all the church. Amen.
Two Future Business Leaders of America members qualified for the next round of their State Leadership Competitions. Sherlyn Alvarez-Hurtado '23 qualified in Network Design and Macy Lakeman '22 qualified in Hospitality & Event Management. Both members placed in the top 8 and automatically earned an honorable mention. They each are now competing for a spot in Nationals.
Grace Swoboda finished in 8th place in the breaststroke and 13th in the butterfly at State Swimming, pictured right.
Sally McClellan finished in 7th place at State Diving.
The Treblemakers successfully completed their virtual show choir season with three performances. You can watch those videos on our Facebook page.
Student Council led an incredibly successful Mission Week! They planned a series of activities to support this year's mission: helping tea workers gain liberation and protections through the Arise Foundation. The week included dodgeball tournaments, class dance competitions, a photo booth (pictured right), penny wars, and SIESTA, the student version of FIESTA.
Thank you to our alumnae and their families who joined us on March 27, 2021, for Easter at Mercy! We enjoyed a morning full of activities including bingo and an Easter egg hunt.
On March 29, we hosted a virtual Career Day for the sophomores and seniors. Thirteen alumnae from across the country Zoomed in to talk with the students about their professions. If you would like to speak at next year's Career Day or volunteer for similar events, click here.
The date of the 2021 All-School Reunion has been moved to September 26, 2021. Our annual Mass and brunch will celebrate the 50th reunions of the Classes of 1970 and 1971 as well as honor Distinguished Woman of Mercy, Joanne Stewart '72.
In Loving Memory
Please join us in remembering the following alumnae who have passed away. This list is compiled from official notifications and only includes Women of Mercy. If you know of a classmate who has passed away but was not included on this list, please notify our Database Coordinator, Naomi Chambers, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 402.553.9424.
Obituaries from February 18 and March 25, 2021:
Donna Griffith Larkin SM ’47
Rose Manhart Jacobsen SM ’50
Hildegarde Czapiewski Vergin SM ’55
Gloria Grixby Creighton ’57
JoAnne Manhart Lonsway ’57
Carole Vacanti Keating ’58
Jo Marie Pisci Peabody ’58
Ann Whiteing Blessner ’68
Mercy's annual Plant Sale is a wonderful way to celebrate spring and support Mercy's unique Negotiated Tuition Program. Sales close on April 14, and you may pick up your order on May 1. To make your order, click here. To view our plants on offer, click here.
FIESTA 2021: Saints & Superheroes
Our first virtual FIESTA a great success thanks to the generosity of our Mercy community. The inspirational online event on February 20, 2021, raised more than $350,000 for the school’s Negotiated Tuition Program. Nearly $2 million in tuition assistance is distributed annually thanks to generous donors and fundraising events like FIESTA.
Highlights of the event included:
- Sr. Corrine Connelly, RSM,’58, former school principal, received the Cor Misericordiae Award, the highest honor the school bestows. To read more about Sr. Corrine's incredible impact at Mercy, click here.
- Student Council President Carolyn Klein ’21 thanked donors and shared how Mercy has personally impacted her: “Mercy creates a home and a family. Being in an all-girls, diverse and empowering environment makes us all feel on top of the world every day.” To watch her speech, click here.
- Participants helped “Fill the Monarch” in honor of Sr. Corrine. Nearly $91,000 was raised.
- Auction items included travel adventures, sports packages, dining experiences, gift baskets and certificates, collectibles and more. Participants also bought chances on a $10,000 raffle drawing.
- The FIESTA 2021 Chairs were Mercy parents Eric and Nicole Liebig Lakeman ’92. They were assisted by a large cadre of volunteers, including parents, students and alumnae.
To watch the FIESTA program, visit our YouTube channel. Next year’s FIESTA will be held on February 19, 2022.
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