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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.

School Updates

 

Freshmen Unity Day

The Class of 2025 gathered together for a day full of games and activities during the first part of Freshmen Unity Day. This tradition allows our newest Monarchs to become better acquainted with each other and to develop their identity as a class. Some of their games included:

Race for the Truth - Students stood in a line and took a step forward when a statement applied to them. The first person to cross the finish line won. Statements ranged from "I've lived in Omaha my whole life" to "I don't like chocolate." 

Speed Meeting - Freshmen were given prompts to discuss for 2 minutes, and then they moved on to meet their next classmate.

10 Things - students were randomly assigned to groups of 6-8 students. They had to come up with 10 (not obvious) things they had in common.

At the end of the day, freshmen were given the opportunity to write a note to one of their classmates they met that day letting them know they were glad to have met them. 

National Honor Society

Nineteen juniors and one senior were inducted into the National Honor Society on November 9. These students exhibited excellence in leadership, service, and character while maintaining a GPA of 3.7 or above. The Honorable Francie Reidmann Weis ’81 was the keynote speaker.

Juniors:
Kailey Anson
Gabrielle Brock
Hailee Davis
Sarah Day
Therese Drake
Bella Earl
Lucy Euteneuer
Valeria Figueroa Garcia
Charlotte Hearn (Jane)
Danielle Hoer
Reece Keenan
Riya Ketelsen
Abigail Mills
Mary Kate Nussrallah
Sophia Rau
Megan Riesberg
Eleanore Slavik
Grace Weber
Claire Wichita

Senior:
Maisie Wieser

Fall Play

Animal Farm, adapted from the novel by George Orwell, opens this weekend! Space is limited, so purchase your tickets today. Performance dates are:

Friday, November 12 - 7 pm
Saturday, November 13 - 7 pm
Sunday, November 14 - 2 pm

Ticket prices:
Adult - $10
Non-Mercy student - $7
Mercy student - $5

 

Spirit Week

Spirit Week begins on November 15, and Student Council is preparing for the week's activities:

  • Monday will be Reality TV day. Students can dress as their favorite reality stars and begin the week-long scavenger hunt. After school, students will decorate the hallways. 
  • For 'Tis the Season Tuesday, students' costumes will represent their favorite holiday movies. They'll get a special snack during lunch.
  • Then it's Summer Special Wednesday. There will be a trivia competition over lunch, and students can dress as a character from their favorite summer movie.
  • Throwback Thursday will feature costumes from old movies and a game of bingo.
  • We'll end Spirit Week with Chill at Home Friday. Students can wear their comfiest Mercy gear, and each class will present their special class dance.
  • Then Nocturne is Saturday. The theme is vintage Hollywood, and we're sure the Monarchs will have a great time dancing the night away.

Winter Sports

The winter sports season begins on November 15. Keep track of our games here, or subscribe to live-stream the competitions here.

Upcoming Events

 

 

Alumnae of the 1980s & 1990s Happy Hour

Thursday, November 18, 2021
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Vis Major  •  3501 Center Street, Omaha
$10 per person

 

 

 

Christmas at Mercy

Saturday, December 11, 2021
10:00-11:30 a.m.
Franey Hall
$10 per child

Kids of all ages are invited to join in the fun! Visit our Nativity scene. Take a picture with Santa. Decorate Christmas cookies. Make a Christmas craft.

 

FIESTA 2022: Miracle on 48th Street

On February 19, 2022, we will celebrate the miracles that take place at Mercy. 

From the quality, faith-based education that students enjoy every day to the Mercy traditions that have lasted through generations of Monarchs, Mercy has been blessed. Included in those miracles are the students we have been privileged to educate, the teachers we have been honored to employ, and the supportive community we have been blessed to know. 

Join us for FIESTA 2022 as we celebrate the miracle that is Mercy High School.

We will be celebrating David & Mary Franco Levy '70 as this year's Cor Misericordiae Award winners.

 

Knock Our Socks Off!

 

During our fall appeal, donors who make a gift of $35 or more or who sign up for a recurring gift will receive a special pair of Mercy socks. Make your gift now to guarantee you get a pair!

Join Us in Prayer

 

We remember these alumnae who recently passed:

Marie Dennell Johnson SM ’37
Doris Wood Widtfeldt SJ ’40
Dolores Stibbs Murnane SM ’48
Arlene Lampe Schlueter SM ’53
Yvonne Koch Bartley SM ’54
Patricia Riley Ericksen ’56
Kathleen Fink Overbey ’58
Virginia Hehn Stanzel ’62

If we have omitted anyone's name from this list, please contact our Database Coordinator, Naomi Chambers, at chambersn@mercyhigh.org or 402.553.9424.

 

 

Join us on November 13 at 9:15 a.m. for the Mother McAuley Prayer Circle. We will begin by saying the Rosary. Coffee and conversation to follow.