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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

 

Catholic Schools Week

We celebrated Catholic Schools Week from January 31-February 4. 
On Monday, we had a spirit shirt day. On Tuesday, students carried their things in anything BUT a backpack. For Footloose Day on Wednesday, we wore our silliest footwear. On Throwback Thursday, we had recess after lunch. And on Friday, students were given a surprise day off. Watch the video below for a recap of the week's celebrations. 

 

Class of 2026 Scholarships

Principal Kristi Walters Wessling '88, Sr. Delores Hannon, and Admissions Director Anne Zadina McGill '00 delivered scholarships to members of the Class of 2026 who scored well on our Scholarship & Placement Exam. Congratulations to these new Monarchs! 

Anna Kate from St. Columbkille
Leah from St. Gerald
Kylie from Our Lady of Lourdes
Madeline from St. Pius X/St. Leo
Maria from St. Columbkille
Emma from St. Gerald
Samantha from St. Pius X/St. Leo
Corrigan from St. Pius X/St. Leo
Alyssa from St. Cecilia
Bridget from St. Cecilia
Kaitlyn from St. Columbkille
Samantha from St. James Seton

 

Tokporo Nominated for McDonald's All-America Game

Willa Tokporo '23 was named a nominee for the McDonald's All-America basketball game and featured in the Omaha World Herald for her achievement. 

Willa is one of four Nebraska athletes to have been nominated based on her performance on the court. She averages 11.6 points per game and leads Class B in rebounds with an average of 14.2. 

 

 

Dance Team

Congratulations to the Dance Team for winning first place in Class B Pom at the Midland Cheer and Dance Festival!

 

 

Art Awards

Mercy artists have earned an impressive 19 awards from the Nebraska State Scholastic Competition!

Honorable mention: Mary Euteneuer, Lydia Heaston, Nora Rennels, Sabrina Pier, Sarah Ronayne, Jo Torneten, Makayla Kennedy, Karina Rief, Jena Robertson, and (with two honorable mentions) Lindsey Wessling '22

Silver Key Awards: Emily Browning, Annabelle Carney, Makayla Kennedy, and Tessa Malesker.

Gold Key Awards: Josie Browning and Emma Huss.

Two students earned recognition for their portfolios consisting of 6 artworks: Sarah Cordwin received an Honorable Mention and Makayla Kennedy was awarded a Gold Key.

Some of these artists have pieces available for auction during FIESTA! Check out the "All Things Mercy" items to see their work. 

 

Upcoming Events

 

FIESTA 2022: Miracle on 48th Street

FIESTA 2022: Miracle on 48th Street is virtual this year. We need your help now more than ever! You can browse our auction items now.

Early Activities

Saturday, February 12, 9:00 am: Silent Auction opens on BidPal
Wednesday, February 16, 3:00 pm: "Golden M" drawn and winner announced
Thursday, February 17, 9:00 am: Live Auction opens on BidPal
Friday, February 18, 8:00 pm: Silent Auction closes

Saturday, February 19

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Silent Auction items and FIESTA To Go boxes will be available for pick up at Mercy
6:00 pm: Raffle closes
6:00 pm: FIESTA broadcast is available on Facebook and YouTube
• Reflection from Student Council President Sophia Mace
• Recognition of the Cor Misericordiae winners: David & Mary Franco Levy
• Raise the Paddle for school improvements
8:00 pm: Live Auction closes

Join Us in Prayer

 

We remember these alumnae who recently passed:

Ruth Kalamaja Hogan SJ ’40
Betty Kuhfahl Andresen SJ ’44
Margaret McAndrew Kennedy SJ ’47
Geraldine Dolly Dethlefs SJ ’55
M. Diane Boisseree Erisman SM ’55
Barbara Seward McCoy ’56
Sue Nalty Schinzel ’57
Kathy J. Lavelle ’80

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

Join us on February 12, 2022, at 9:15 a.m. for the Mother McAuley Prayer Circle. We will begin by saying the Rosary. Coffee and conversation to follow.