Mercy Week is our special time to center ourselves around Mercy Day, the feast of Our Lady of Mercy on September 24. Our five days of celebration saw a sweet beginning on Monday as Sister Carolyn, Head of School, gave away See’s lollipops at lunchtime. She joined faculty and staff, proudly dressing in Mercy plaid.
Students were surprised with donuts and Mercy Day greetings as they arrived on campus on Tuesday, the day of our Eucharistic liturgy and the pinnacle of our week. At Mass, we reintroduced the tradition of singing “The Circle of Mercy,” which is sung in all 53 Mercy schools. The girls’ enthusiastic liturgical participation demonstrated a heartfelt understanding of the day’s celebratory message of how we must carry out into our world what was begun by Catherine McAuley. The liturgy ended with two rousing versions of our alma mater. While the first was rather traditional, the dance version had students on their feet, singing, and stomping along!
On Wednesday, we stuck to our theme of sharing Mercy pride, handing out Mercy decals and encouraging students to deck out their car windows. Some chose to emblazon their laptops with them so that every time they open their device to do homework, they share our Mercy red.
Robust voices singing along to pop songs like Abba’s Dancing Queen and One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful filled the halls during lunchtime when we surprised the students with karaoke in Barrett Hall and the Cafeteria.
Mercy Play Day on Friday had class teams competing in spirited volleyball games, line dancing, and sharing their myriad talents. A wonderful time was had by all, with the final tally showing Juniors and Seniors tied for the Rally Spirit Point. A special congratulations to the Senior class for raising the most money during the Skipper Fundraiser!
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