Letter from Our Pastor
Dear Mercy Parishioners and Friends of Our Lady of Mercy School,
Peace and all good things!
For over 62 years now our parish has embraced a tradition of developing its school as an integral part of our family-oriented faith community. Over the many years our parish members have made significant sacrifices to provide a Christ-centered education for those critically important years from pre-school through the eighth grade. The school’s mission statement clearly articulates our goal: “to develop and honor each student spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, creatively and physically. Guided by Catholic beliefs, our diverse community invites each child to live and serve in a changing society as a self-respecting and responsible citizen.”
All of us are very grateful to Sr. Geri Rogers, SSJ, our school principal for leading and loving our school. Our faculty is dedicated and professional. Because of our leadership and teachers we have achieved the “National Blue Ribbon School for excellence and continue to maintain this high quality of education. We are proud of our students who go on to any college-preparatory high school.
The achievements of our school evokes both a certain sense of pride in all that has been accomplished with God’s grace and also a sense of hope for all that remains to be done. Due to a solid sense of collaboration, we confidently face the on-going challenges in our commitment to continue promoting academic excellence, faithful stewardship and responsible citizenship in a nurturing, Catholic environment under guidance of Christ who is the real teacher.
I strongly encourage all parishioners, students, and their parents to become actively involved in all our parish and school activities and ministries because it takes “a village to raise one child” or many hands to make Mercy.
My prayers for you and your families, as we face the future with hope and great expectation.
Your Brother in Christ,
Fr. Carl Zdancewicz, OFM Conv.