Greetings from the Pastoral Ministry Department at Mercy High School! Here at Mercy we are very proud to offer our students a four-year retreat program. Each year, your daughter has an opportunity to attend a retreat sponsored by Mercy's Pastoral Ministry Office.
As Freshwomen, the retreat focuses on the gifts that each human person is blessed with and how they can begin to recognize those gifts and share them with others. At the Sophomore Retreat, the focus is on service and how the student can use the gifts and talents that she started to recognize as a freshwoman, to better serve her family and the community around her.
The theme of the Junior Retreat is "Seeing with the Eyes of Faith," and it is the third very important step of the four-year retreat program at Mercy. Our retreat program culminates in their Senior year where the young women have the opportunity to participate in the KAIROS retreat. In that retreat, we look at recognizing God in the people, places and things in their lives and most importantly seeing God within themselves.
Junior Retreat will be held on Tuesday, October 24th. It is mandatory and will be held here at school during the school day. We will start with Mass, continue with some praise and worship time, prayer stations, and class bonding activities. Our day will conclude with a guest speaker, Mary Wilkerson. Please send your daughter to school with a bag lunch from home since she will have not have access to the cafeteria.
We hope your daughter will enjoy this opportunity to spend time away from her busy schedule enriching her relationship with God. We look forward to this special time together.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail.