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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

National Merit Semi-Finalists

Abby Wessling '22 and Maisie Wieser '22 were named National Merit Semi-Finalists on September 15, 2021. National Merit Semi-Finalists qualify based on their PSAT scores. Approximately 16,000 students of the top 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT are notified that they have qualified as Semi-Finalists. Read more about these students and see how we celebrated.

Mercy Day

On September 24, we celebrated the life of Mother Catherine McAuley with Mass, the play, and a senior luncheon. Willa Tokporo and Ellen Veys were chosen by their classmates to portray Mother McAuley. This year's theme was "Opening Doors," and the Class of 2022 illustrated the ways that Mercy opens doors to all sorts of opportunities for faith, knowledge, and compassionate service. Directed by Makayla Kennedy and Maisie Wieser, the play featured some well-known Mercy faces including President Sr. Delores Hannon, Principal Kristi Wessling '88, and Office Manager Ruth Harre '76. Seniors also portrayed a series of Mercy alumnae who are living Mother McAuley's mission: Amy Keller '07, Brittany Willmore Kuehl '08, Kelly Nystrom '86, Helen Holmes Giambrone '97, Hannah Yelinek '11, and Hannah Wyble Vlach '05. To watch the play, click here

ACT Successes

We have two clubs dedicated to celebrating ACT successes. The 30+ Club honors students who have scored a 30 or above on the ACT. The 3 Point Jump Club honors students who have increased their ACT scores by three points or more. During the first quarter, we added several students to these clubs.

3 Point Jump Club: Josie Browning, Macy Lakeman, Landry Lehan, & Meghann Plumb
30+ Club: Josie Browning, Landry Lehan, & Meghann Plumb

Mercy is the only high school in the Omaha area that offers ACT preparation during all four years of high school free-of-charge through OnToCollege with John Baylor. This program has been made possible through a generous donation from American National Bank. 

Fall Play

This year's fall play, Animal Farm, will run on November 12, 13, and 14. Congratulations to the cast!

Fall Sports

Monarch Golf took second place in the River Cities Conference (RCC) and Trailblazer Conference Tournaments. Lilee Surdell-Eichten has qualified for State Golf after placing 9th atDistricts. 

Monarch Varsity Volleyball is currently 12-8.

Monarch Varsity Softball ended their season with a 16-11 record. 

Cross Country had a successful season. Recently, Dani Hoer '23 placed 5th in the Boys Town Invitational varsity race, while Annabelle Carney '25 finished 17th. In JV competition, freshman Melina Nelson won a 10th place medal.

Alumnae Events

All-School Reunion

On September 26, we celebrated the Classes of 1970 and 1971 during the All-School Reunion. Thank you to our nearly 150 alumnae who joined in our celebration. We also honored this year's Distinguished Woman of Mercy, Joanne Stewart '72. Watch this video to learn more about Joanne.

To nominate someone for next year's Distinguished Woman of Mercy Award, click here.

Class of 1970
Class of 1971

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!


Memorial Mass

Saturday, November 6, 2021
4:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Mercy Chapel

Join us for a special Mass celebrating the lives of all who have been memorialized at Mercy. A reception will follow. 


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



Save the date:

Christmas at Mercy  •  December 11, 2021

Kids of all ages are invited to come and meet Santa at Mercy. They'll also have the opportunity to decorate Christmas cookies, carol, craft, and sing some Christmas carols. 

Watch your email for more information closer to the holiday season.

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.

Join Us in Prayer

We remember these alumnae who recently passed:

  • F. Ann Paproski Hoffman SJ ’49 
  • Margaret Flynn Haller SM ’49
  • Virginia DeBruler Myers SJ ’54
  • Patricia Murphy McGonigal ’56
  • Sharon Lind Robino ’60
  • Elizabeth Blank Whitaker ’63


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


Join us on October 16 at 9:15 a.m. for the Mother McAuley Prayer Circle. We will begin by saying the Rosary. Coffee and conversation to follow.