Youth Mercy Associates Service of Promise
Many congratulations to our four Year 5 children who were officially enrolled into the Mercy family as Youth Mercy Associates during a special Liturgy on Friday at The Mercy Convent North Shields.
Throughout the year they have been working and praying for others and learning about Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy. We have reflected on the many virtues of Catherine but our liturgy focused on how cheerful she was, carrying out her vocation joyfully.
How blessed we were that the Mercy Associates prayer for July reflected on this also and we were able to incorporate this into our liturgy. We were all tasked with taking a smile out into the world as a means of “animating all around you.”
We now have 10 enrolled Associates and 3 more preparing to be enrolled early in the new school year. Please keep them in your prayers that they may live out the promise they made to support each other through friendship and prayer and to grow together in faith, hope and love.