Mercy Day is a community building day when we combine the goals of celebrating a sense of community with the provision of support for those in need through fundraising. Mercy Day is one of the reasons why the atmosphere in our school is a very happy and positive one. We celebrate and work together; we build community which in turn builds an environment that supports learning and spiritual development.
This year all profits raised on Mercy Day from donations, sales of food, entertainment, competitions, carnival rides and other activities will be given to Mercy ministries in Mukuru Promotion Centre in Nairobi and McAuley Community Services for Women. Mukuru Promotion Centre is run by the Sisters of Mercy in poverty filled Nairobi where they run 4 schools, a health care clinic, a residential home and an agriculture plot. Their aim is to get the children off the streets and to help them in both the short and long term. McAuley Community Services for Women provides accommodation, support and advocacy for women and their children who are homeless, primarily as a result of family violence or mental illness.
Our Mercy Day Organising Committee meets weekly in the planning and preparation of all events. This committee consists of teachers representing all year levels as well as support staff.
Mercy Day itself is the culmination of a number of events that occur during the week:
Cemetery Liturgy - in honour of past Sisters of the Mercy community
College Liturgy - in celebration of our wonderful Mercy heritage and Catholic traditions
Mercy Day itself is a hive of activity designed to appeal to all students, with activities, House Performing Arts, concerts, games and plenty of food to entice just about everyone.
Families are invited and encouraged to support Mercy Day, with various donations and details will be published weekly in our College Newsletter, available to view online.