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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.

National Letter of Intent Signings

Future College Athletes

From early morning practices to late-night study sessions, we've had six student athletes sign to take their skills to the next level. We are so proud of Lydia Boyce (volleyball), Charli Shearman and Zoe Mitchell (cheer), Hanna Riha (gymnastics) Grace Denning (dance) and Matti Barnes (softball), for committing to their perspective schools and challenging themselves to grow not only as athletes, but students, too! 

Swim & Dive State Champions


Grace Swoboda is the 2024 Girls 100 Breaststroke State Champion and Sally McClellan is the 2024 Diving State Champion! These two seniors earned their state title back in February and we couldn't be more proud. We also had freshman, Evelyn Carmichael, qualify and compete at state!

Read Sally’s story featured in the Omaha World-Herald here!

Read about Grace's journey here!



The Miracle Worker

Our girls will be putting on The Miracle Worker for our 2024 Spring Play! Come see all the hard work they've done for this show.

Dates and times:

  • April 5th and 6th  at 7 pm
  • April 7th at 2 pm


Cost of tickets:

  • $11 adults
  • $8 students
  • $6 Mercy students

Buy your tickets here!


All-Class Reunion


Alumnae and their families are invited to Mass and brunch on September 29, 2024. 

Mass will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel.

Followed by a buffet brunch at 10:30 in Franey Hall and tours of the renovated school from Student Ambassadors.

Keep an eye out for an invitation this summer!


Our Annual Spring Plant Sale will kick off March 25th and closes on April 15th. Keep an eye out on our website and social media for more details. 

Averi Sanders '10 Events & Alumnae Director

Averi Sanders joins Mercy as the new Director of Events/Alumnae.

"I'm looking forward to building our shared history and creating opportunities for continued growth support of Mercy. I'm so eager to meet everyone!" says Averi.

If you have any suggestions or concerns about alumnae relations please email Averi at

Join Us in Prayer

We remember these alumnae who recently passed:

  • Eleanor Higgins Miller SM ’45
  • Marilyn Richelieu Higgins SM ’48
  • Margaret Kleine Benak SJ ’49
  • Jacqueline Schmitz Cummins SM ’49
  • Mary Thomas Karaus SM ’50
  • Rita Nowak Wolbach SJ ’51
  • Shirley Hurt Judevine SM ’52
  • Jeanne Evans Weaver SM ’52
  • Carole Lankas Angele SJ ’53
  • Mary E. Corboy SM ’53
  • Catherine Floersch Criqui SM ’53
  • Marilyn Shelton Gordon SM ’55
  • Marlene Thell Machal SM ’55
  • Mary Catherine Dasovic Rudol SM ’55
  • Norma Thell Begley ’56
  • Irmajean Leaver Andersen ’57
  • Patricia Barry Roman ’57
  • Elizabeth Douda Dynek ’58
  • Joan Orcutt O'Keefe ’59
  • Carol Gauer Smith ’59
  • Mary Tenczer Hospodka ’60
  • Joan E. Sheehan ’60
  • Eileen Larmon Knudtson ’61
  • Julia C. McKenna ’61
  • Mary Jo Smutny Donovan ’63
  • Marianne Fowler Loftus ’64
  • Susan R. Santa Luca ’67
  • Marjorie Koraleski Tyler ’68
  • Mary K. Strawn ’69
  • Vickie Zambuto Thill ’71
  • Diane M. Ehrhart ’73
  • Janet Pattavina O'Halloran ’74
  • Nancy Chase ’75
  • Diane Wolf Woltemath ’77
  • Pam Pluta Cross ’86
  • Marilyn Richelieu Higgins SM ’48

If we have omitted anyone from this list, please contact our Database Coordinator, Naomi Chambers, at or 402.553.9424.