Formation of faith
Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women is a Roman Catholic middle and high school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. As part of our Campus Ministry, we seek to form our young women and staff in their faith and in their understanding of the ‘charism’ of the Sisters of Mercy.
- Eucharistic Liturgies are celebrated on all the major feast days when school is in session. Sacred Mercy traditions include May Day, Golden Mass, and Rose Mass among others.
- Communion Services and Guided Meditation are celebrated weekly in our third floor chapel. Student-led prayer occurs every morning over the PA. In addition, each class begins with prayer.
- Retreats are offered at every grade level.
- Faculty, Staff, and Board Development: To assist the faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees in their faith formation and knowledge of the Sisters of Mercy, we host staff retreats and prayer services.
- Pastoral Care: Our Campus Minister is available as a listening presence to students and staff in times of illness and loss, including hospital visitations.
- Student Leadership: The Campus Ministry Board is comprised of homeroom representatives and leaders in grades 6-12. This organization oversees all school service projects such as the Hunger Project, Christmas Baskets, and Mission Month.
On December 12, 1831, three women – Catherine McAuley, Mary Ann Doyle, and Elizabeth Harley – took vows to become the first Sisters of Mercy, beginning a religious community dedicated to serving those who are poor, sick, and uneducated. To learn more about our foundress, watch this wonderful film on Mother McAuley: https://www.mercyworld.org/film-in-god-alone/