CAMPUS MINISTRY ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS
Day to Day Spirituality
Each day opens with prayer: Each day at Mercy High School begins with morning prayer that all students hear. This prayer is also broadcast to the Mercy parents, staff alumni and friends all over the world via e-mail, so we are praying together the same prayers each day. Each prayer is unique and chosen for the day and season some are even written by students and staff . The focus of prayer every Monday is the school mission statement accompanied by Catherine McAuley’s Suscipe.
Take 10 at 10
Nearly every day there is an opportunity students and staff who are available to gather in the chapel for 10 minutes of community prayer. This is generally a lectionary based lectio devina style of prayer, petition and sharing.
Baggot Street Speaker Series
Campus Ministry provides a sit down lunch banquet and guest speaker connected to themes of faith, justice and Sisters of Mercy critical concerns.
Critical Concerns Prayer Services
This year we are providing a prayer service connected to each of the sisters of Mercy Critical concerns and have timed them to correspond to international days (Earth Day, International day of nonviolence, Women’s history month etc..)
Advent and Lent
Prayer opportunities including reconciliation service and adoration/holy hour.
An ancient contemplative walking prayer offered both inside and outside.
Offered before school during October (World Rosary Month).
Liturgy of the Eucharist is an important part of life at Mercy High School. Most significant school events, Catholic Holy Days and other special Mercy celebrations are marked by all school Mass celebrations of the Eucharist. Students are invited to participate as Ministers of the Eucharist, lector, ushers, cantors etc...
Service and Justice
Students at Mercy High School must complete 40 hours of service in the community as a condition of graduation. Many students go on to complete well over 100 hours. With the assistance of ministry staff most students find service opportunities that fit their schedule and geographical location. Mercy High School organizes a Make a Difference Day. On this day all students and staff serve together at various organizations in the greater Detroit Metropolitan area. Likewise, the Mercy Campus Ministry staff organize week-long small group Service Immersion experiences for both spring break and summer break. Learn more about the service program here.
Youth Mercy Associates
The Youth Mercy Associate Chapters provide a link between young people and the Mercy Congregation (the Sisters of Mercy). Charter Chapter established here, in Farmington Hills, in December of 2012.
The Youth Mercy Associates wish to follow in the footsteps of Jesus...
• by upholding Catherine McAuley’s vision of faith, joy and mercy.
• by doing service, praying, reflecting and sharing together.
• by letting God’s light shine through the sharing of their/our gifts and talents with others.
• working with the adult Mercy Associates and Sisters in Addressing the Critical Concerns: Women’s Issues, Care for the Earth, Non-Violence, Racism and Immigration.