Maria College Mercy Week Celebration
September 18-24, 2017
"We should be shining lamps, giving light to all around us." -Catherine McAuley, first Sister of Mercy
What is Mercy Day?
Mercy Day--September 24--is the anniversary of the opening of the first "House of Mercy" in 1827 in Dublin, Ireland. Catherine McAuley, founder of the Sisters of Mercy, devoted her life to the poor, sick and uneducated, and today we continue her legacy of caring and compassion in the name of Mercy. Maria College has prepared a week's worth of rich programming leading up to Mercy Day on Sunday, September 24 and we hope you will participate and celebrate with the Maria community!
To learn more about Mercy’s history, mission and values, please click here.
Schedule of 2017 Maria College Mercy Celebration Events:
|Date||Program Description||Time||Location||Special instructions|
|Monday, September 18
||Unveiling of the sculpture--Catherine McAuley with artist Marie Henderson, RSM and musician, Judy Rosebrook, LPN--Suscipe of Catherine McAuley||9:00am||Marian Hall Fitzgerald Court||Click here for the program.|
|Monday, September 18||Movie: Hidden Figures||6:15pm||Marian Hall Room 105||Free Admission, first-come, first-served. For ticket: email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tuesday, September 19||Comfortable Cup of Tea with Mercy Associates||10:30am||Marian Hall Fitzgerald Court|
|Wednesday, September 20||Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, D.D. celebratory mass||10:30am||Marian Hall Fitzgerald Court|
|Thursday, September 21||Dedication: Frank E. O'Brien Jr. Student Support Center||4:00pm||Mercy Hall|
|Friday, September 22||Blessing of the Maria Food Pantry||10:00am||Main Building, Basement|
|Saturday, September 23||Lunch--Weekend students||noon|
|Sunday, September 24||Mercy Day reflection||virtual|