October 2015

70th Anniversary and Grand Reunion Weekend

The Mercy community came together for a very special anniversary celebration the weekend of September 24 - 28, 2015. Thank you to everyone who participated - Sisters of Mercy, alumnae, staff, parents, benefactors, and friends. It was a memorable occasion and a wonderful opportunity to rekindle connections and share Mercy spirit. Kathy Hattam Wisne '71 summed it up perfectly, "The energy was amazing... what a feel-good weekend!"

See press coverage and event photos online!

Watch performances of Mercyaires past and present, directed by Mr. Larry Teevens! 

$70 for 70 Years.

Commemorate Mercy's 70th Anniversary with a $70 donation!


Marlin Adult Chorus

The Performing Arts Department is pleased to announce a new opportunity to bring together alumnae, staff, and friends of Mercy in song. The Marlin Adult Chorus will be forming this fall as a performing group to be featured in the Christmas and Spring Concerts.

The Chorus is open to alumnae, staff, spouses, and friends of Mercy regardless of musical background or experience. Men of Mercy are welcome and encouraged to join! The Marlin Chorus will be directed by Vocal Music Director Rebekah Ferguson and will meet Monday evenings from 6:00pm - 7:30pm beginning October 19. For more information, contact Rebekah Ferguson at rjferguson@mhsmi.org or (248) 893-3575.

Journey to Ireland with Mercy!

In celebration of Mercy High School's 70th Anniversary, alumnae, parents and friends are invited to accompany President Dr. Cheryl Kreger on a pilgrimage to Ireland May 9 - 18, 2016. Spend 10 days and 8 nights traveling through Galway, Sneem and Dublin. 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. The inclusive travel package is offered through Corporate Travel Service.


Special Invitation for Alumna-mothers of Current Mercy Students

97 Mercy students have alumna-moms. If you are one of those moms, you and your daughter are invited to the Legacy Dinner. Moms who attended another Mercy High School are also welcome to bring their daughters. We keep it short and very sweet. Plus, one lucky guest will win $1,000 toward tuition! (Must be present to win.)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:00 - 7:30 pm
MHS Media Center
RSVP requested

Open House

Mercy Alumnae and their families are invited to an early open house legacy tour from 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm on October 25. Arrive at the Chapel entrance. General Open House is from 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm beginning at the Lobby entrance.


Alumnae Memorial Mass

Please join us for Mass to celebrate the lives of Mercy's deceased alumnae, staff, family, friends, and benefactors on Sunday, November 8 at 12pm in the school chapel. If unable to attend, you may contact the Alumnae Office with the names of family and friends you would like included in our prayers and book of remembrance.

Distinguished Alumna 2016

Think for a moment about your Mercy classmates and friends. Who stands apart? Who has made significant strides in her line of work? Nomination instructions coming soon at mhsmi.org/alumnae/distinguished.


  • October 21
  • Legacy Dinner
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • October 25
  • Alumnae Legacy Tour
  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Fall Open House
  • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • November 6-8
  • Fall Play: The Night of January 16th
  • 8:00 pm Fri & Sat, 2:00 pm Sun
  • November 8
  • Alumnae Memorial Mass
  • 12:00 pm
  • December 8
  • Holy Day Mass
  • December 13
  • Christmas Concert
  • January 8
  • Basketball Alumnae Welcome Back Celebration
  • January 22
  • Bunco Ladies Night Out
  • 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • February 3
  • Catholic Schools Week Mass
  • February 4
  • Alumnae Legacy Tour
  • 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Winter Open House
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • February 10
  • Ash Wednesday Mass
  • February 20
  • 37th Annual Auction
  • March 11 - 13
  • Spring Musical: The Sound of Music
  • 8:00 pm Fri & Sat, 2:00 pm Sun
  • April 7
  • Heart of Mercy Mass
  • April 17
  • Tea for Tuition
  • 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • May 17
  • Spring Concert

Monthly Alumnae Book Club

To receive notice of book club happenings, send an email to Tina Cyrol Russette '76 at tmrussette@att.net.

Upcoming Alumnae Board Meetings

The Alumnae Board plans and executes events for alumnae and the Mercy community and raises funds for student scholarships on behalf of the Alumnae Association. Meetings are held once a month from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the MHS Advancement Office. We invite all alumnae to attend and participate. Contact the Alumnae Office for more information: alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org or 248-476-3270.

  • October 14
  • December 2
  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 16
  • April 13
  • May 18

Mercy Alumnae Office  |  alumnaeoffice@mhsmi.org  |  248-476-3270