Our Lady of Mercy provides Catholic foundations for a life of prayer, knowledge, and service. Through the combined efforts of the principal, the religious education coordinator, teachers and parents, the religious education and spirituality of the children at Our Lady of Mercy is nurtured and strengthened at all grade levels. There is daily religious instruction scheduled daily in grades Pre-Kindergarten through eighth.
Our Lady of Mercy strives to create a caring community among staff, students, and families through offering opportunities for spiritual growth. Students begin each day with prayer and have daily religious instruction. Moms in Touch, a prayer group of Mercy parents, meets weekly to pray for concerns of the school, children, parish and teachers. Teachers attend faculty retreat days, during which, prayer and faith is shared. Students and faculty are encouraged to uphold the Church’s mission of social justice by reaching out to the local community through annual food and clothing drives.
Students attend Mass on holy days of obligation and two Fridays per month. Parents are invited to attend with the students. Students are given the opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent. Students attend Way of the Cross during the Lenten season, as well as First Friday devotional services throughout the year. Another program offered is “Come, Lord Jesus!”, which is a scripture sharing group for eighth grade students, facilitated by parents. Family Nights take place throughout the school year, and allow families an opportunity to pray together and play together. Our Lady of Mercy strives to instill a Catholic Christian lifestyle through example as well as teaching.