“Do all you can for God and God’s people because time is short.”
– Catherine McAuley
The Campus Ministry Office is located on the 2nd floor. There students can sign up for a variety of service opportunities, pick up service hour forms, find out about our Campus Ministry opportunities, share ideas for Masses and prayer services, or take some time to talk with our Campus Minister or Spiritual Companion.
Though Sister Jeanne O’Rourke RSM, Mercy’s Spiritual Companion, is often found fluttering about the building chatting with students and faculty members, her tea room is located in the Campus Ministry office. Sister’s tea room is always filled with laughter, good conversation, homemade cookies, and tea…of course. Students are able to sign up to join Sister for tea during their study hall.
A comfortable cup of tea is an important symbol to all Mercy communities. At the end of Sisters of Mercy Foundress, Catherine McAuley’s life she knew that all of the sisters would be returning to the original House of Mercy on Baggot St. to mourn her passing. Catherine, always a person to put the needs of others before herself, even at her death, requested that a comfortable cup of tea be given to the sisters upon their arrival. As a result of this event, the comfortable cup of tea symbolizes, comfort, companionship, love, and care to the Sisters of Mercy and their many communities.
The Campus Ministry Office has been taking students to the Sister of Mercy’s Young Mercy Leaders Pilgrimage in Dublin since its inception in the summer of 2011. This event gathers young leaders from Mercy high schools around the globe, who are passionate about the mission of Catherine McAuley to explore the history, charism, and future of Mercy in our world!
The Pilgrimage is organized by the Mercy International Center, located in the original House of Mercy built by Catherine before she founded the Sisters of Mercy. While in Ireland, the students participate in breakout sessions, hear keynote speakers from around the world, discuss justice and peace issues, grow in their faith, and learn about the Mercy mission. Through presentations, discussions, reflections, and prayer, students will engage the history and charism of Mercy, returning to ordinary life better equipped to be Mercy leaders in our school, local community and world.