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MESA Flash
September 12, 2017 
MESA Flash
The purpose of MESA Flash is to communicate "time sensitive" information and will be published as needed.

Hurricane Harvey and Irma
We continue to pray for the victims and their loved ones of those who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey or Irma. Many of you have reached out with a desire to help those who have suffered loss. Unless you have a direct connection with an organization we suggest sending your donations to Catholic Charities USA. Visit their website at https://catholiccharities.org .

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
On September 5 the Trump Administration announced the DACA program would cease to allow young people to live, work, and go to school in the United States. As a ministry of the Sisters of Mercy and as followers of our Catholic faith, we are to "welcome the stranger". We are aware that this decision by the Trump Administration has impact on students who are currently attending Mercy schools. We continue to support and speak out in support of your rights.

#Make Mercy Real
On September 24, the Mercy community around the world, will be celebrating Mercy Day. This Mercy Day marks the 190th year since Catherine McAuley opened the doors of the first House of Mercy on Baggot Street. The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy invites you to share stories of how you give and receive God's mercy. Share your stories at makemercyreal@sistersofmercy.org .

Mercy Day from Baggot Street
You are invited to participate in the Mercy Day celebration by watching a livestream of the Mercy Day Mass. The livestream will begin at 8:45 a.m. Eastern time and you can reach the link here . You can also join educational ministries around the world by sending a special Mercy Day greeting to the community at Baggot Street via email at mercyenews@mercyinternational.ie .

Season of Creation
The Season of Creation is September 1 - October 4. How will you respond to Pope Francis' challenge to hear the cry of Earth and the poor? Visit the MESA website for ways to participate.
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