Around the Table Newsletter Archive
 This newsletter is published four times per year: September, December, March and June.

In this issue, we share a reflection from the Board of the Directors written by Sr. Richard Mary Burke, R.S.M. and another one on the season from Sr. Lisa Griffith, Executive Director, Mercy Education System of the Americas. Also inside are updates on programs and services, the accreditation pilot, a student reflection and an interview with Board member David Levy.

December 2017

Around the Table will share more about the Mercy Education System of the Americas (MESA) by learning what is happening in the office and our education ministries. We will publish the newsletter four times a year: September, December, March and June.

September 2017

For updates from The Mercy Educations System of the Americas

MESA Flash Newsletter Archive
 The MESA Flash will communicate time-sensitive information and will be published as needed.

Migration Week

MESA Flash - Jan. 9, 2018

We mark National Migration Week with a social media series from the Sisters of Mercy. We also bid farewell to Jennifer Lasseter’s MESA’s first Executive Assistant.

Happy New Year

MESA Flash - Jan. 2, 2017

Blessings and well wishes for 2018 for our entire community. Also, the Sisters of Mercy #MakeMercyReal Video contest now open.

Foundation Day

MESA Flash - Dec. 12, 2017

Happy Foundation Day! On this day we mark the 186th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Mercy. Also inside are Advent reflections and an announcement of the student video conten.


MESA Flash - Dec. 5, 2017

In this issue, we share resources for the first week of Advent and announce the next New Leader orientation meeting.

Blue Ribbon

MESA Flash - Nov. 28, 2017

Congratulations to Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary on being named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School! Also inside are a TED Talk by His Holiness Pope Francis and a notice about upcoming Advent resources.

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MESA Flash - Nov. 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from MESA! We shared holiday greetings and a prayer from Sr. Cynthia Serjak. Mercy educators who are participating in a U.S.-Mexico border immersion are profiled.

Mesa On Social

MESA Flash - Nov. 7, 2017

We’ve joined Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. We encourage you to like our pages and share our content.


MESA Flash - Oct. 31, 2017

We stand with the Dreamers. Answer the call to pray and remembers those we’ve lost and those in jeopardy.

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MESA Flash - Oct. 24, 2017

Highlights from the Education Conference, Mercy Elementary Education Network Joins MESA, and Sister Marily Lacey Named Opus Prize Laureate

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MESA Flash - Oct. 3, 2017

The Sisters of Mercy issued a call to prayer for the victims and families of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Happy Mercy Day!

Happy 190th Mercy Day! As Catherine reminded us, “Our center is God, from whom all our actions should spring from their source.”


MESA Flash - Sept. 19, 2017

Information on the Mercy Pilgrimage, Border Immersion Experience and the #MakeMercyReal Video Contest

Harvey Irma

MESA Flash - Sept. 12, 2017

Information about supporting the response to  Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Plus announcements on DACA, #MakeMercyReal, and the Season of Creation

Mesa Office Open

MESA Office Opens July 3, 2017

The Mercy Education System of the Americas office is officially open!


Publications of Mercy Education System of the Americas are distributed in a variety of ways and the format and the means to access or receive will be posted on the Educational Resources page of this site.

The Mercy Education System of the Americas supports the statement made by the Sisters of Mercy in response to the recent events in Charlottesville, VA.  To view the full statement please click here.  

On June 15, Mercy Education System of the Americas announced their opening date of July 3, 2017. This announcement included an introductory video so viewers could hear their witness and share in their anticipation of this exciting new extension of the Mercy mission. The videos can be seen in both English and Spanish below.