Slate of Events Scheduled Sept. 23-27 to Celebrate Mercy Heritage Week

Trocaire’s Office of Ministry, Mission and Service has a full schedule of events planned to celebrate Mercy Heritage Week 2019.

This week allows the entire Trocaire community to come together in big ways and small and embrace the values on which the college was founded by the Sisters of Mercy. From “meeting the unmet need” of our students and the wider community to advocating for the Sisters’ Five Critical Concerns, we invite everyone to participate in as many Mercy Heritage Week activities as they can.

Throughout the Week

  • Back Foyer:
    • Balloon Arch
    • Tea with snacks (different snack each day)
    • Mercy Artifacts
    • Non-perishable food drive for Catherine’s Cupboard (orange collection boxes in back foyer and around campus)
  • Commons:
    • Candy tea cups
  • Sacred Space (Room 316):
    • Looping videos on Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy
  • Activity sign-in (end of the week drawing for prizes)


Daily Event Schedule

Each day focuses on a different Critical Concern of the Sisters of Mercy.


Monday 9/23
Critical Concern: Non-violence

All Day: Personal Pledge of Non-Violence (Commons)

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Prayer Flag Activity (Commons)

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Buffalo Peacekeepers (Commons)

Noon-1 p.m.: Toward the Common Good Luncheon (Room 260)
Topic: Aiming for Sanity: Confronting the Gun Violence Culture


Tuesday 9/24 (Mercy Day)
Critical Concern: Women

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Sacred Space Open House and Interfaith Trivia with prizes (Sacred Space)

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Chocolate Crosses & Questions with Sisters of Mercy (Commons)

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: A Comfortable Cup of Tea with snacks (Library)

11:45 a.m.: Mass (Sacred Space)


Wednesday 9/25
Critical Concern: The Earth

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Catherine’s Cupboard Open House (Room 340)
Refreshments & snacks will be served

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Pledge to Care for Our Planet (Courtyard)

Noon-1 p.m.: Speak for the Earth (Courtyard)


Thursday 9/26
Critical Concerns: Immigration and Racism

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: “Where is YOUR passion?” Meet and greet Mercy Sisters Janet Korn and Mary Marvin and hear the Sisters’ stories regarding their civil disobedience on behalf of the treatment of immigrant children in ICE detention facilities, and how that landed them in jail. Sisters will be Room 303 at 11 a.m. and then in the Commons starting at noon (all welcome to both sessions)


Friday 9/27
The Mercy Charism: Our History and Heritage

1-2 p.m.: Tour of the Mercy Center. Meet in front of the bookstore at 12:45 p.m.
Registrations are encouraged but not required. To register, contact Bob Shearn (Mission Office) at x2483 or