Celebrating Mercy Day on September 24 is a long-standing Mercy tradition. It's the day when we gather for Mass as a school in celebration of the life and work of Mother Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy. The senior class then treats the entire school to a play that outlines Mother McAuley's good deeds.
Willa Tokporo and Ellen Veys were chosen by their classmates to portray Catherine McAuley, a significant senior honor.
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.