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Sisters of Mercy - Mid-Atlantic Messages

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Volume 10, Issue 26

Mercy Ministry Looks to the Future

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Mercy Vocational High School is now Mercy Career & Technical High School. The name change of this sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Community which is located in Philadelphia, PA, reflects the school's modern approach in nurturing students, through faith-based education, to thrive in the workplace, build vibrant families and positively influence communities. Visit their newly designed website at www.mercycte.org for more information!

Congratulations to the New South Central Leadership Team

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Sisters in the South Central Community elected a new Community leadership team at their recent assembly in Concord, NC. Deliberative members elected president Sister Jane Hotstream, RSM (center), vice president Sister Mary Rose Bumpus, RSM (center right), and Sisters Patricia Coward, RSM (right), Deborah Kern, RSM (left), and Linda Falquette, RSM (left center), as members of their leadership team. In addition, members affirmed a corporate statement on Honduras calling for an independent investigation of the death of Berta Caceres, a Honduran environmental activist who was killed in March 2016. (See the 6/16/2016 issue of Mid-Atlantic Messages.)

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Join Mercy sisters, associates and co-ministers at the March for a Clean Energy Revolution in Philadelphia on Sunday, July 24, 2016, to call for a ban on fracking, a transition to renewable energy and attention to environmental justice. Endorsed by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas' Extended Justice Team, the march is preceded by an interfaith prayer service at noon at Philadelphia City Hall courtyard, followed by a walk to Independence Hall. The event is expected to end by 4 p.m. For more information, contact Marianne Comfort of the Institute Justice Team or Sister Marie Cook, RSM. See this flyer for a summary of events.

Sisters Academy Completes Accreditation Process
Sisters Academy, a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy in Asbury Park, NJ, recently completed the three-year process for accreditation by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and Middle States Association for Elementary and Secondary Schools. Congratulations to principal Sister Mary Louise Miller, RSM, a member of the Mid-Atlantic Community, and the faculty, staff, and students.

Pope Francis's Prayer Intention for July 2016: Indigenous Peoples

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Pope Francis’s prayer intention for July focuses on the respect due to indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened. The Pope Video is a global initiative developed by the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network (Apostleship of Prayer) to assist in the dissemination of monthly intentions related to the challenges that humanity faces. To watch the video, click on the image above.

Check New Bank Card
Sisters, if you receive a new bank card from Citibank that you think might have been sent in error, please contact Kathy Remy at 610.664.6650, ext.569 or kremy@mercymidatlantic.org.


Here are this week's
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Here is this week's
Mercy E-News,
the weekly e-newsletter
of Mercy International Association!


Journey of Oneness


Conversation Circles
May 15, 2016, to
July 10, 2016

Guide for Participants
Guide for Facilitators

Fall 2016
Consultative Gatherings

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Watchung, NJ

Sunday, November 6, 2016
Syosset, NY

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Gwynedd Valley, PA

Sunday, November 13, 2016            
Dallas, PA


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Critical Concern Quote

"Safeguard Creation. Because if we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us!"
– Pope Francis, at a general audience in Rome, May 2014

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