Projects and Opportunities
|Webinar Series on Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns (link)
|Mount Saint Mary House of Prayer in Watchung, New Jersey, will offer a monthly, virtual Mercy in Action Series based on the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas from January to June 2023.
|January: Human Trafficking Awareness Month (link)
|January 2023 is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the United States. The International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking and the feast of St. Josephine Bahkita, the patroness of human trafficking survivors, are celebrated on February 8. This year, the Mercy Community is encouraged to focus more deliberately on addressing the tragedy of human trafficking.
|2023 Sisters of Mercy Social Justice Video Contest (link)
|Deadline: April 1, 2023
Seeking short, student produced videos that will help Mercy spread the word about advocating and about gun violence.
|Laudato Si' Action Platform (link)
|Embark on a seven-year journey to live Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si' more fully.
|March for Life Signs (link)
|Schools are welcome to use these at local and national March for Life events. The posters are available as PDFs, size 11×17 inches, with messaging on both sides.
|Mercy International Association - Programs for Students and Educators (link)
|Online and in-person events for students and educators from Mercy International Association in Dublin, Ireland.
|Mercy Monarch Milkweed Project (link)
|Become part of the Mercy Monarch Milkweed Project by creating a milkweed garden site on the monarch butterfly’s migratory path. Your site should include nectar and milkweed plants and be free of pesticides. You can then register your garden with Mercy Ecology, Inc. and receive a sign for your garden to identify it as part of the Mercy Monarch Habitat Network.
|Saint Kateri Habitat (link)
|Vegetable gardens, milkweed, chicken coops – our Mercy schools engage in many creative and Earth-friendly practices to help students learn about stewardship and sustainability, hallmarks of the Mercy Critical Concern for Earth. These efforts can help your school earn distinction as a Saint Kateri Habitat. The program is named in honor of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, the patron saint of Native Americans, First Nations Peoples, ecology and the environment.
|Sisters of Mercy Action Alerts (link)
|Explore the current Sisters of Mercy advocacy efforts. Get involved and raise your voice with ours!
|Victory Knoll Sisters Small Grants Program (link)
|A maximum of $1,000 for environmental projects is available for U.S. Catholic schools.