Mercy Week celebrates Catherine McAuley, our Mercy identity and heritage, and the many expressions of Mercy as a Saint Joseph’s College community.
“We should be as shining lamps, giving light to all around us.”
- Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy
The entire Saint Joseph's College community will celebrate Mercy Week from Sunday, September 24 to Friday, September 29. Mercy Week begins with the celebration of Mercy Day on Sunday, September 24. It was on this date in 1827 that Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, and her early companions established the first House of Mercy on Baggot Street in Dublin, Ireland. 190 years later, we have the opportunity to celebrate Catherine McAuley, our Mercy identity and heritage, and the many expressions of Mercy as a Saint Joseph’s College community. The Week culminates on Friday, September 29, with the anniversary of the birth of Catherine McAuley in 1778.
Mercy Week is sponsored by the Office of Sponsorship and Mission Integration, with College-wide preparation and partnerships offering a wide array of programs and opportunities to engage the College community. Special appreciation is extended to the College-wide Mercy Week 2017 Work Group: Tracy Albert, Kristin Belanger, Connor Beverly '20, Lynn Brown, Jackie Cattabriga, Danielle Charette '17, Kathryn Cody, Sarah Curtin '19, Rob Coppola, Brian Curtin, Joe DiSalvo, Loni English, Patricia Erikson, Dan Estey, Matt Gawel, Jessica Lapitino, Kareem Myrick, Peter Nielsen, Jim Paruk, Kathy Reilly, Nate Rohman, Chris Rynne, Michael Sanderl, Lisa Schiraldi, Ruth Smillie, Jen Stone, Jen Veino and Shanna Webster. Thanks also to all the departments and areas across the College that partnered and participated in the various programs and events throughout Mercy Week 2017.
Enjoy the celebration of Mercy Week 2017!
Click on the image above to view the brochure with full schedule as a pdf.
* Live streaming
Sunday, Sept. 24 - Mercy Week 2017 Kick-Off
Mass- 11 a.m. Healy Chapel
Kick-Off Reception- Noon, Mercy Courtyard
Nursing Lighting Ceremony- 2pm, Alfond Center Gymnasium
Bonfire- 9pm, Fire Pit at the Fish Bowl
Monday, Sept. 25
Mobile Mercy Tea- 7:30–9:30am, Alfond Hall, 2nd Floor
Catherine’s Cupboard- 9–10:30am, Standish Town Hall
Mercy Week Photo Booth- 11am–2pm, Catherine McAuley Statue, Xavier Hall
* Mercy Week Kick-Off Gathering- 12:15pm, Catherine McAuley Statue, Xavier Hall
Mobile Mercy Tea- 4–5pm, Saint Joseph’s Hall
* VIP (Values in Practice) Colloquium- 5–7pm, Alfond Center, Hall of Fame, RSVP to Stacie Hutchinson at x 6647 or email@example.com
Tuesday, Sept. 26
Annual Academic Convocation- 11:15am, Alfond Center Gymnasium
Convocation Barbecue- Noon, Xavier Lawn
Engaging the Five Mercy Critical Concerns- 4–5pm, Xavier Hall Lounge
“Shining Lamps” Walk to the Lake- 7pm, Meet in Xavier Hall Lot
Wednesday, Sept. 27
Postgraduate Service/Volunteer Program Fair- 11am–1pm, Pearson’s Café/Lobby
Monks Athletics Men’s and Women’s Soccer- 3:30pm and 6pm, Women’s Volleyball- 6pm
Catherine’s Cupboard- 4–7pm, Standish Town Hall
Mobile Mercy Tea- 8–9pm, Feeney Hall
Bingo- 9pm, Baggot St.
Thursday, Sept. 28
Mercy Momentum- 11am–Noon, Xavier Hall Lounge, space is limited. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
SJC Footsteps of Catherine McAuley- 2:30pm, Catherine McAuley Statue, Xavier Hall
Exploring the International Mercy Family- 4–5pm, Xavier Hall Lounge
SJC & Mercy Trivia- 8pm, Baggot Street
Alumni Association Events- Chapter events in New Jersey and Portland. FMI: 207-893-7890
Friday, Sept. 29
* Reflecting and Praying with Catherine McAuley- 9–9:30am, Xavier Hall Lounge
Catherine McAuley Birthday Celebration- Noon–1pm, Catherine McAuley Statue, Xavier Hall
Mercy Tea- 2–4pm, Xavier Hall Lounge
For More Information
Contact: Dr. Michael Sanderl, Vice President and Chief Sponsorship and Mission Integration Officer at
email@example.com or 207-893- 7705.