Mercy High School Alumnae Association
Some exciting news: We are working with the leaders of the Chinese American International School to hold a special event at the Mercy/CAIS campus for all alums as well as former faculty and staff. The date has not yet been set since we need to work around the construction projects being carried out to update the 1952 building. As info becomes available, we’ll let you know on the webpage: www.MercyHS.org
All individual class reunions are posted on the MercyHS.org website—be sure to let us know when your class begins making its plans so we can publicize it here on our Reunions page.
Be sure to continue to check the Reunions page. Some classes are going ahead with their reunions, hoping that the worst of the pandemic has passed. If you're planning a class get together contact us and we'lll post info for your classmates on our reunion page.
The transfer of the Mercy campus property is now complete. As you drive by on Nineteenth Avenue you will now see Mercy's marquee sign proclaiming that the campus is now the home of the Chinese American International School's Fire Dragons, but we all know that Mercy will live forever in our hearts and memories. Once COVID passes, we hope, with the encouragement of the CAIS community, to have an on-campus event for all Mercy alumnae.
Our Mercy webpage has been down due to some technical difficulties, but now it's fullspeed ahead for our Skipper website...after some intense troubleshooting!! Our webpage is back in business and we are looking forward to posting all of your Mercy-related news! COVID has postponed in-person reunions, but that has not stopped our creative Mercy girls from connecting via Zoom or planning for those reunions when everyone can be safe. What has your class been up to? Let us know what's happening--just send updates to Mercy SF Alumnae
May 26, 2021
It is with some sadness that we announce that this afternoon Sister Marguerite Buchanan passed from this world after 70 years as a Sister of Mercy. One of the pioneer sisters at Mercy, she served in many roles as teacher, principal, and fundraiser and, most importantly, carried the light of faith to many of us as a member of our Mercy High School community. We celebrate her entrance into the new life of the communion of saints and trust she and all our departed will continue to guide us to our fullness in heaven. We recall her words: "Each of us, in our own way, struggle to live in God. Ask for the grace to be a helpful presence to those who need your special support."
For more on this remarkable woman of Mercy, click on the following link: https://legacy.co/3gmt95x
Here's the scoop! The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Education System (MESA), and Mercy High School's Board of Trustees have all moved forward in approving the sale of Mercy's campus to the Chinese American International School. All have signed a purchase and sales agreement.
Some steps remain to finalize the process, including obtaining the approval of both the California Attorney General and Church authorities (required by Canon Law).
Those directly involved in reaching this point seem to be quite pleased with the future outcome and are delighted that Mercy's campus will remain dedicated to education as a school.
You may find it of interest to visit the CAIS website: https://www.cais.org
March 2021 Update
What will happen to Mercy's campus? Currently, under the direction of Mercy's Board of Trustees and the Sisters of Mercy, the school will be sold. The Board is taking great care to ensure that in the future, the campus mission will continue in the tradition of the Sisters. More information will be posted as available...so stay tuned!
After sixty-eight years, Mercy's doors have closed. We celebrate the legacy of Mercy which will continue to live on through the lives of our more than 11,000 Mercy High School alumnae.
We salute the hard work and dedication of the Sisters of Mercy, the hundreds of faculty and staff members, the parents who partnered with us, and, most especially, all the Mercy Girls who by their presence and dedication have grown into Women of Mercy of whom we are all so proud. We are especially grateful for all those whose final days at Mercy were deeply affected by the pandemic and its impact on our final time together.
And so we move forward, inspired by the Gospel of Jesus, and the inspiring words of Catherine McAuley, to continue our work toward Mercy’s mission of going forth to pursue lives of spiritual and intellectual depth, determination, and daring action to improve our world.