Dear Junior Parents,
Greetings from the Campus Ministry Department at Mercy High School! 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 the Campus Ministry Office.
As Freshwomen, the retreat focused 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 was on service and justice and how the student can use her 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 step of the four-year retreat program at Mercy. It is an important step in our retreat process which culminates senior year where the young women have the opportunity to participate in the KAIROS retreat. At KAIROS, 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 on Tuesday, October 22 during the school day. It is mandatory and will be held at the Mercy Center (next door to Mercy High School). We will start with a Prayer Service, continue with a variety of opportunities through which the girls can see God at work, participate in prayer stations and other 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.
We will be walking to and from the Mercy Center on a path through a wooded area between the properties. It is a short walk, but please let us know immediately if your daughter needs other transportation because she is unable to make that walk. There is potential for rain in the forecast, so please send your daughter with an umbrella or jacket.
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 any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone or email.
Yours in Mercy,