Mercy Connections 2023
Mercy Connections is an endeavor through which Gwynedd-Mercy Academy students have an opportunity to grow in awareness of those less fortunate than themselves.
Each grade is connected to a particular ministry that has ties to the Sisters of Mercy – ministries that involve direct service to the poor, sick, or uneducated. During the course of the year, the students ‘connect’ with the ministry by learning about its mission and oftentimes, meeting the people involved in the particular work of Mercy.
Why do we have such a program?
As stated in our Mission Statement, “…inspired by the vision of Catherine McAuley, students are called to service and leadership in the global community.”
As followers of Jesus and as children of Catherine McAuley, we are called to look out for the poor and marginalized in our society. It is the school’s mission to educate our students to be leaders in the global community, living lives that promote justice and peace in our world. This means looking out for those in society that have no one else to look out for them.
Learning about our Mercy Connections provides students the opportunity to be exposed to the needy in our world as well as those who devote their lives to serving the materially poor. Attending a school such as GMA is a great gift that parents have given their children. “To whom much is given, much will be expected.” As adults, it is very probable that GMA graduates will be in positions of influence in our society. It is vitally important that these Christian values take root when they are very young, so the decisions they make as adults will help to bring about God’s kingdom of peace and justice here on this good earth.