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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


May Crowning

The May Crowning ceremony tradition continued this year. It was attended by the entire school and guests.

Congratulations to our May Queen, Lucy Euteneuer, and her court:
Isra Bronson & Kiana Kaldenberg (9)
Eibhlin Kelly & Emily Walker (10)
Kaylee Epp & Molly Pensick (11)
Hailee Davis & Abby Mills (12)





Outstanding Seniors

Congratulations to the Class of 2023’s Outstanding Seniors, Ava Coniglio and Megan Riesberg. Chosen by their class and the MHS staff, these girls have spent their high school years dedicated to the mission of Catherine McAuley and represent what it means to become a Woman of Mercy.








Soccer Team Makes it to State Semis

The team finished very strong this season by winning districts over Concordia 5-0 to earn a spot in the state tournament. They then came from behind to beat Scotus 2-1 in rain-soaked overtime in their opening game before falling in the semis. This was a season to remember.








5 Retire from Mercy

We say farewell and not goodbye to Sr. Delores Hannon, RSM, Holly McCoy, Mary Coyle, Heather Newville, and Brooks Humphreys as they move onto retirement. They have served a combined 143 years, Holly McCoy serving the longest at 45 years! Thank you for everything you have done for Mercy High School. 








Congrats to the Class of 23

This past Sunday, May 21st, the commencement ceremony granted the diplomas of completion for the class of 2023. It was a wonderful event held at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Valedictorian, Eleanor Slavik and Salutatorian, Mary Kate Nussrallah delivered inspiring remarks to their classmates, family, and friends.



Other Happenings

•  Student accomplishments were celebrated at Honors Convocation.

•  The Class of 2023 will earn over $12.4 million in college scholarships.

•  On College Signing Day, the seniors shared their next steps.

•  Five students were selected to the Omaha World-Herald's All-Metro Academic Teams. Check out the complete story HERE

Alumnae Updates


•  Thank you to the nearly 40 alumnae, family, and friends of Mercy who contributed almost $6,000 in support of Negotiated Tuition during the recent Joy of Giving day. Click here to make your gift now.  Thank you again!

•  Save the date for this year’s All-School Reunion on September 24, 2023. 

• On September 23rd, the class of '73 will be honored at Golden Guild Tea where they will receive their Golden Guild Pins. All are welcome for the prayer service followed by tea and scones. 


Join Us in Prayer

We remember these alumnae who recently passed:

Mary Ann Veys Bailey SM ’46
Lucille Vodicka Christensen SJ ’47
Phyllis Campbell Haller SM ’48
Janet Wingender Tvrdik SJ ’50
Beverly Higley Harral SM ’50
Sr. M. Clare Manhart, RSM SM ’51
Sr. Rosemary Floersch, RSM SM ’52
Janet Wais Lee SM ’53
Alice Parker Simon SM ’53
Nancy Krajicek Mandolfo SM ’54
JoAnn Kerby Newman SM ’54
Kathleen Kennedy Tuttle SM ’54
Janice Campbell Wittges SM ’55
Virginia Bryg ’57
Donna Randolph Cunningham ’60
Marjean Lubeley Lynch ’60
Mary Lynne McGrath ’60
Margaret McClintick Hughes ’61
Jean Battaglia Osborne ’62
Maribeth Prohaska Schnase ’66
Becky Jo Lane Elster ’68
Constance Daeges Reynolds ’70
Deborah Cannia Bersch ’75


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

The Mother McAuley Prayer Circle has ended for the 2022-2023 school year. Prayer Circle will resume on September 23, 2023 at the Golden Guild Tea.