Thanksgiving Blessings
Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever.
-Psalm 107:1
Happy Thanksgiving! May blessings overtake you in this season. That's our prayer for our school communities. And as the scripture teaches, may you always give thanks in everything because this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. We give thanks for you, our dear friends, who have committed to MESA and to ensuring a bright future for all our students, teachers and families.

As a reminder, the MESA Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, in observance of the holiday.

To help you celebrate, Sr. Cynthia Serjak has provided a Thanksgiving prayer that you may use for your celebrations with family and friends.
  Earth Day 2018 Resources
Coming Soon
Earth Day 2018 is on April 22. Save the date and start planning a celebration for your school, parish, or religious community! The Catholic Climate Covenant will soon release a free hour-long program to support your celebration. The 2018 Earth Day program will include prayers, readings, a video, and creation care activities. You must register in advance to receive the program. Click the "Read more" button below for details.
Mercy Educators Participate in Border Immersion Program to Better Understand Students' Experiences
Via CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE - Eight U.S. citizens caught glimpses of hope and inequity during a week spent along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“You can learn things in books, but I’m one of those people who learn things by seeing them firsthand,” Mercy Sister Eileen Trainor, one of the participants from New York City, told Catholic News Service.

For five days, the group visited local changemakers in refugee shelters, churches and associations in El Paso and in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. They shared meals, prayers and daily reflections in an excursion organized by the Sisters of Mercy and the Columban Mission in El Paso.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events and stay tuned for more details.
Thanksgiving Observed
MESA Offices Closed
November 23-24, 2017
MESA Leadership Forum
March 1, 2018
8 am - 3 pm
Atlanta, GA
“Partners in Mercy”
Leadership Academy
July 23-24, 2018
Baltimore, MD
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