Mercy Week is part of the Mercy tradition.
The Sisters of Mercy, our founders, celebrate their special Feast Day on September 24; the day Catherine McAuley opened the first House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland in 1827.
Every year, Mercy Week is scheduled in the Mercy corporate calendar to coincide with this significant milestone. Mercy Week provides everyone associated wtih the Mercy organisation with the the opportunity to:
"Honour the Past, Celebrate the Present and Herald the Future".
It is an occasion when we reflect on our Mission and Values and generally rejoice that we are part of the Mercy community. During this year's Mercy Week we will pay homage to the first Sisters of Mercy who arrived on the shores of Western Australia on January 9, 1846 - hence our theme for Mercy Week 2006 is:
Commemorating 160 Years of Mercy Service.
Everyone is encouraged to celebrate Mercy Week in their own way, with their own colleagues, as well as part of the bigger Mercy Community.
To learn more about Mercy's history, visit http://www.mercygroup.com.au/mercy_about_history.asp