November 16, 2021
Dear Mercy Family,

I hope this finds you all healthy and well. This has been a particularly busy Fall here at Mercy, and because I know you all love this school as much as I do, I thought you'd enjoy a glimpse of what we get to experience every day.

Mercy is on a roll, and we are so grateful to each of you for contributing to our momentum!

Best regards,
Alissa DeJonge '95
History in the Making at Mercy
Mercy Tigers Making History!

Soccer and Volleyball play this evening in the CIAC Class M Semifinals (click here for tickets), and 12 of our swimmers will compete in the CIAC Class S State Championship Meet on November 17!

Mercy has not had two teams in the semifinals in the same season in a very long time! Congrats Tigers! Tiger Nation is proud of you!
For the first time in school history, the Soccer team won the Southern Connecticut Conference title outright (Mercy was co-champion in 2003).

The team will play in the CIAC Class M Semifinals vs. Granby on Tuesday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m. at Veterans Stadium in New Britain.
Mercy High School swimmers placed 11th in the SCC Championships at Southern CT State University! Coached by Erin O’Connell and Erica Naumann '13, 12 girls will compete in the CIAC Class S State Championships at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17.
The Mercy Volleyball team faces Seymour in the CIAC Class M Semifinals in Milford on Tuesday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m..
Congratulations to Alissa Algiere '21, Field Hockey, and Meg Bertolami '21, Swimming, on being named SCC Scholar-Athletes. Great job!
Mercy Campus Events
Mercy Stars on WFSB’s Great Day Connecticut!
See Mercy through Scot Haney's eyes! We were spotlighted on Great Day Connecticut on November 2.
Bustling Open House on November 7

Our halls were filled with excited, prospective families on Sunday, November 7 and our Admissions Office continues to receive more inquiries than last year. 
Two Schools, One Family: Mercy/Xavier Walk-a-Thon

After a 23-year hiatus, the Mercy/Xavier Walk-a-Thon returned on October 22 with great excitement and success! All totaled, 1,800 donors - parents, grandparents, alumnae, and friends - contributed $120,148 to Mercy High School, an incredible 20% above our goal AND more than Xavier's total donations of $118,545. This spirited and fun event reminded us that we really are two schools, but one family.
Magical Grandparents' Day 2021

More than 120 grandparents visited Mercy on November 1 to enjoy a Prayer Service, tours of the school, and special time with their granddaughters. There was no shortage of smiles during this beautiful celebration of family!
Mercy High School Featured in National Video

Mercy High School was spotlighted in this video by Mercy Educational System of the Americas that focused on Educational Courage - a Mercy core value.

Click below to watch the video.
Mercy Traditions
Junior Ring Ceremony & Dance

The Class of '23 received their rings in person at a beautiful Mass on October 28. The Circle of Mercy, symbolized by the rings and embodied in each member of our community, lives on!
Mercy Events
"God's Favorite" by Neil Simon

Mercy and Xavier High Schools present the hilarious "God's Favorite" by Neil Simon on Friday, November 19, and Saturday, November 20 at the Mercy High School Auditorium.
Yellow Rose Auction

Excitement is building for Mercy’s 33rd annual Yellow Rose Auction - one of our largest FUNdraisers - being held virtually again this year. 

Bidding opens at 7 pm on Black Friday, November 26, and closes at 9 pm on Saturday, December 4. Get ready to Christmas shop from the comfort of your home!
Virtual Visits with Santa
Video chat with Santa from the comfort and safety of your home! Hosted by the Mercy Alumnae Association, Virtual Visits with Santa is broadcast live from the North Pole - fun and engaging from start to finish!

December 11, 9 a.m. to noon.

New to Mercy
New Faculty & Staff Join Mercy
Mercy has welcomed four new teachers (left to right): Andrew Carroll, Social Studies and Latin; Liam Cahill, English; Justin Michaud, Math; and Sangita Ray, Science, and one new member of the Advancement team, Michelle Murphy.
Mercy Reunions
Mercy High School Class of 1970 had a wonderful reunion on September 25, 2021, with 38 class members in attendance.
About 44 members of the Class of '71 attended their reunion - in person and virtually - on September 25, 2021.
Mercy Honors & Remembers
Remembrance of the Faithful Departed
Throughout November, we remember our deceased loved ones in prayer at Mercy. We invite you to send us the names of your loved ones so they can be included. Their names will be entered in our Book of Remembrance and placed on the altar in the chapel for the entire month of November.
Honoring Members of Our Mercy Community

Our Circle of Mercy Garden and Brick Walkway is located near the flagpole, on the left-hand side of the school. The bricks include names of past, present, and future Mercy community members. Thanks to everyone who supported this campaign by purchasing a brick.
Remembering September 11
On September 11, the Mercy Chamber Choir sang at the 9/11 Memorial Garden, 445 Randolph Road. The monument features a steel beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
In Memoriam: Sister Laura Marie Meskill, RSM
Mercy Faculty Member from 1964-2002
Sister Laura Marie Meskill died peacefully on October 16, 2021, in the Baggot Street Community at Saint Mary Home in West Hartford. A teacher at Mercy from 1964 to 2002, she encountered more than 6,000 students and made it a point to know and welcome each girl who walked through the doors of Mercy.