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. We have a talented and committed faculty and staff -- all of whom devote countless hours to making our school an outstanding learning environment. Because of the quality of our faculty's teaching, Our Lady of Mercy has been recognized as a “National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence."
The achievements of our school evoke 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. We face the future with a renewed sense of commitment to promote academic excellence, faithful stewardship, and responsible citizenship in a nurturing, Catholic environment under the 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 ministries and school activities because "it takes a village to raise a child.”
You and your family are in my prayers, as we face the future with hope and great expectation.
Your Brother in Christ,
Fr. Carl Zdancewicz, OFM Conv.