December 2014

May Jesus bless you and your family with Love, Joy and Peace.

Merry Christmas from the Mercy Alumnae Office!


Bunco is Just Around the Corner!

Who can resist a casual Ladies Night Out? If you can throw dice, you know how to play Bunco. Join us even if you’ve never played the game. We’ll teach you in no time. Friday, January 23 from 7:00 – 9:30pm in Mercy’s cafeteria. Sandwiches and snacks ~ Wine, beer & pop ~ Prizes ~ Chances to win. $15 per person. Proceeds support tuition assistance. Register online today.

The Alumnae Board is proud to support Humble Design’s Jump On The Bed Challenge. Get a FREE prize ticket for bringing in a NEW item to donate on Bunco night: comforter, blanket or set of sheets for twin or full size bed.


Tea for Tuition

Mark your calendar. Tea for Tuition will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Don't miss this lovely and tasty tradition which supports students in need.

Volunteers play an integral part in making this event enjoyable for guests and meaningful for Mercy students. To volunteer, contact alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248.476.3270. Look for more details in the new year about hosting a table and donating gifts for our silent auction.


Grand Reunion

It’s a Reunion Weekend and an Anniversary Celebration all in one! We invite all in the Mercy community to join us.

ALL INCLUSIVE – ALL CLASSES – ALL FRIENDS OF MERCY

For more information, visit mhsmi.org/70thanniversary.

Click here for a list of Grand Reunion Class Representatives. Representatives serve as liaisons between classmates and the school for event questions and alumnae updates. They may choose to plan an additional class get-together over the course of the weekend. It would be beneficial to have two or more leaders for each milestone class. Contact reunion@mhsmi.org or 248.476.3270 to serve in this important capacity. Your spirit will surely inspire others.


Annual Auction

Mercy’s Annual Auction is Saturday, February 21. All alumnae are invited, so mark your calendar!

You may also support the auction by donating a gift or placing an ad. Click here for all things auction or contact Special Events Coordinator Lindsay Weismiller at lmweismiller@mhsmi.org.


Give the Gift of a Mercy Education

Last fiscal year, alumnae contributed a combined total of over $53,000 to support Mercy. Thank you! This fiscal year to-date, alumnae giving totals nearly $24,000.

This giving season is a wonderful time to embrace your Mercy experience and pave the way for future generations of Mercy girls. Please help us top last year's giving by making a gift to the Annual Fund for Excellence. Gifts can be made online through our secure giving website mhsmi.org/donate or you can mail a check to Mercy postmarked by December 31 in order to qualify for the 2014 tax year. Checks payable to Mercy High School may be sent to: Mercy High School Advancement Office, 29300 W. 11 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48336-1409.

Every gift matters. Please make yours today. May God bless you in the coming New Year!


Regional Alumnae Events

Florida and Denver Alumnae: Mark your Calendar!

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Tampa Bay, Florida

Saturday, May 2, 2015
Denver, Colorado

Gracious alumnae have offered to host regional luncheons for their local Mercy sisters. Alumnae may indicate interest in attending by contacting alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248.476.3270. Invitations will be mailed after the new year.

Other regional events are in the works, so stay tuned to mhsmi.org/alumnae/calendar_of_events.

If you are interested in hosting a gathering, please contact Margaret Haapala Kurpiers ’85, Director of Alumnae Relations, at alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248.476.3270.


Journey to Ireland with Mercy's President

Alumnae and friends are invited to accompany Dr. Kreger on a pilgrimage to Ireland in spring/summer 2016. Spend 10 days and 8 nights traveling through Galway, Sneem and Dublin. We will take the Catherine McAuley Walking Tour in Dublin and see the sites of Mercy associated with her life, including the first House of Mercy on Baggot Street. This trip will be a unique opportunity to take in some of Ireland’s most important religious sites and attend mass in historic churches as well as learn about life, tradition and music with members of a small Irish village. An inclusive travel package will be offered through Corporate Travel. Stay tuned for more detailed information on this Mercy Ireland trip of a lifetime!


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Alumnae Association Mission - To bring together Mercy students, past and present, while striving to:

  • Support and affirm the mission of Mercy High School including its values of human dignity, mercy, justice, service, and option for the poor
  • Participate in ongoing advancement efforts which provide financial support to Mercy High School
  • Support the challenges of preparing young women for critical roles in contemporary society
  • Recognize the achievements of Mercy students, past and present
  • Create settings for the exchange of ideas and information among past and present Mercy students

Mercy High School Mission

Mercy High School, a Catholic college preparatory school immersed in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, educates and inspires young women of diverse backgrounds to lead and serve with compassion.

Mercy High School - Women Who Make a Difference