MISSION & MINISTRY ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS
Day to Day Spirituality
Each day opens and closes with prayer: Each day at Mercy High School begins with morning prayer and ends with afternoon prayer that all students hear. This prayer is also broadcast to the Mercy parents, staff alumnae and friends all over the world via e-mail, so we are praying together the same prayers each day. Each prayer is unique and chosen for the day and season some are even written by students and staff. The focus of prayer every Monday is the school mission statement accompanied by Catherine McAuley’s Suscipe.
We offer this weekly every Wednesday morning before school in our Chapel.
Baggot Street Speaker Series
Office of Mission & Ministry provides a sit down lunch and guest speaker connected to themes of faith, justice and Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns.
Advent and Lent
Prayer opportunities including reconciliation service and adoration/holy hour.
An ancient contemplative walking prayer offered both inside and outside.
Reconcilation and other Prayer Service Opportunities
During Advent and Lent we have several opportunities for our students to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, through various penitential prayer services. We also offer specialized prayer services for needs of the world and current local and global situations needing fervent prayer.
Therapy Dog Days
We offer these days a couple times during the year to offer emotional support for our students.
OutReach - Food and Various other Drives
We traditionally partner with Focus:HOPE of Detroit in the Fall for our annual Food Collection for the seniors in the Detroit Area. We also run drives at Christmas and other times during the year for various other Charitable Local Organizations.
Liturgy of the Eucharist is an important part of life at Mercy High School. Most significant school events, Catholic Holy Days and other special Mercy celebrations are marked by all school Mass celebrations of the Eucharist. Students are invited to participate as Ministers of the Eucharist, lector, ushers, cantors etc...
Service and Justice
Students at Mercy High School must complete 40 hours of service in the community as a condition of graduation. Many students go on to complete well over 100 hours. With the assistance of ministry staff most students find service opportunities that fit their schedule and geographical location. Mercy High School organizes a Make a Difference Day. On this day all students and staff serve together at various organizations in the greater Detroit Metropalitan area. Likewise, the Mercy Mission & Ministry staff organize week-long small group Service Immersion experiences for both spring break and summer break.
Youth Mercy Associates
The Youth Mercy Associate Chapters provide a link between young people and the Mercy Congregation (the Sisters of Mercy). Charter Chapter established here, in Farmington Hills, in December of 2012.
The Youth Mercy Associates wish to follow in the footsteps of Jesus...
• by upholding Catherine McAuley’s vision of faith, joy and mercy.
• by doing service, praying, reflecting and sharing together.
• by letting God’s light shine through the sharing of their/our gifts and talents with others.
• working with the adult Mercy Associates and Sisters in Addressing the Critical Concerns: Women’s Issues, Care for the Earth, Non-Violence, Racism and Immigration.