Congratulations to our inaugural 'Mercy in Action Encouragement' awardees: Year 7 - Achazia Aquillo, Year 8 - Ryan Boland, Year 9 - Melanie Weston
These students were identified as living out the Mercy values of Hope, Compassion and Justice for the poor and vulnerable. This annual award presented on Mercy Day will acknowledge the continuation of the work of Catherine McAuley who saw a need and did something about it. In addition to recognising their efforts, they, along with the College community, are encouraged to strive to initiate social justice projects in our College and further their impact on a broader scale for a societal change.
In racing parlance you call it a trifecta, and what a magnificent day it was! We commenced the day with all students, staff and guests participating in our annual Mercy Day Mass of celebration in the Pavilion. This was followed by the official opening of the ‘Catherine McAuley Information & Resource Centre’, which was blessed by Very Reverend Stephen Hanly VF and was thoroughly inspected by the foundation students from the Class of 1968. With current students returning to class, the Golden Jubilee celebrations then got underway in our new Library.
On Sunday 27 August students and staff participated in RUN AS 1 for Cystic Fibrosis. This annual event began in 2016 and comprised of a 5km run and 1.5km dog walk. Over 600 participants braved the cold morning to show their support of one of Mercy College's past students, Clare Pullen. The fundraiser was a huge success raising well over $20,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Research.