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Alumnae Newsletter December 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

The Suscipe of Catherine McAuley

My God, I am yours for time and eternity. 
Teach me to cast myself entirely 
into the arms of your loving Providence 
with a lively, unlimited confidence in your compassionate, tender pity. 
Grant, O most merciful Redeemer, 
That whatever you ordain or permit may be acceptable to me. 
Take from my heart all painful anxiety; 
let nothing sadden me but sin, 
nothing delight me but the hope of coming to the possession of You 
my God and my all, in your everlasting kingdom.

School News

Join us at FIESTA 2020! 

With the new year right around the corner, many of us have shifted our thoughts to resolutions.  One of the goals at the top of my list is to devote more time and presence to the people in my life.  FIESTA offers the opportunity to reconnect with my Mercy sisters and strengthen the bonds built years ago while assisting current Mercy girls in establishing their own Mercy legacy!  Will you join me and other Mercy friends at FIESTA 2020 on February 29th at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District?  Registration is open now at so gather the Mercy supporters in your life and enjoy a wonderful evening of fun and friendship!  
Wishing you all the best this Christmas season,
Nicole Liebig Lakeman '92
FIESTA 2020 Chair  

Athletics Update

Basketball started the season with several wins and the Swimming team won the dual with Omaha South this week.  Check Mercy's social media sites for updates, scores and more. 

Trivia Night 

Mercy High School's Trivia Night is Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Catherine McAuley Athletic Center. This is a 21 and over event. Cost is $280 for a table of eight. The cost includes food & drink. Sign up today. 

Alumnae Events

Alumnae Basketball January 10  

All alumnae, parents, families, and friends are invited to this special night on Friday, January 10, 2020.  The JV game is at 5:30 p.m.  and the Varsity game is at 7:00. p.m. Between games, we'll have a celebration of all things Mercy basketball. We're celebrating the 20th full season in the Catherine McAuley Athletic Center. Between the JV and Varsity games, there'll be an alumnae knockout competition, special treats, and a short ceremony. We'll also honor all of our alumnae who have played basketball, as well as bring back some of our previous coaches.  Alumnae cheerleaders are also invited to join us for a special cheer before the game. 
Register in advance for special early bird ticket pricing. 

Yoga Classes

Alumnae, parents and friends join us for a basic flow class led by experienced yogi and math teacher extraordinaire, Christine Gonderinger '12 on February 1 at 9:00 a.m. in Franey Hall. After yoga, stay for a light brunch. You're welcome to bring your own yoga mat; we will also have some mats available if you need one. Sign up now. 

Sign up for Career Day 

We are looking for alumnae to share their career stories with our students.  This annual event provides insights to our Mercy Girls on jobs they might to pursue.  Sign up to be part of this special day. 

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

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, at  or call her at 402.553.9424. 

Obituaries from November 21, 2019 to December 19, 2019. 

Patricia Moore Comstock SJ ’45
Tena Salerno Southworth SJ ’46
Patricia Alexander Walworth SM ’52
Janice (Jan) Seitz Bentle ’56
Sondra (Sonnie) Gallagher Kalinski ’57
Mary Schlesinger Conway ’67

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

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.  You have to join LinkedIn to participate. 

Recruitment Events 


8th Grade Scholarship and Placement Exam Jan. 11 


Spread the word and let family, friends and neighbors know about the required exam taking place on Saturday, January 11 from 8:00 a.m.-noon. Register today to secure your spot in the class of 2024 and to qualify for over $62,000 in scholarships and $1.8 million in tuition assistance that we provide to our students annually. Register here. For more information, contact Mrs. Anne McGill, Director of Admissions at or 402.553.9424.

6th and 7th Grade Practice Exam Set 

Please pass along this information to family and friends.  Mercy is now offering a practice exam. Students can test their  knowledge at Mercy.  The 6th & 7th Grade practice exam is not an admissions exam, but will show achievement level in several areas and help prepare girls for high school.  Register here. 

Supporting Mercy High School

Make Your Year-End Gift 

Remember there is still time to make your year-end gift and take a tax deduction for your donation. Donate now. 

Gifts From Your Will or Trust: Planned Giving Form

It is the time of year when we often find ourselves thinking of others. In addition to giving to your family and friends, remembering Mercy High School in your estate plan means that we can continue promising students of all backgrounds a fulfilling education and solid preparation for a changing world. 
Click here to let us know if you have already included Mercy High School in your estate plan, OR if you would like more information about making a bequest and creating your legacy.


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.  

Mercy is on Amazon Smile! 

With every purchase, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Mercy. It's a super easy way to support your favorite high school.  
•    Go to
•    Enter your existing Amazon username and password
•    Search “Mercy High School Omaha”
•    Click “Select”
•    Start shopping!