Responding in Mercy Program
The Mercy Futures group is comprised of a diverse group of women who have been in some way touched by God’s spirit of Mercy through the Parramatta Sisters. This group is committed to working with the lay Mercy community to ensure that there are opportunities to maintain, develop and carry forward a deep connection to Mercy and to know and live the Mercy values within our complex world.
We are pleased to announce details of our 2017 program which has a focus on four challenging issues that affect women and children. We were inspired by some of the great initiatives that came out of the reflection programs run during the Year of Mercy as well as the Eleventh Chapter Statement 2016 that states:
We will open our hearts to the cries of the poor using our energies, gifts and resources to address violence and discrimination especially for women and children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, displaced persons, minority groups, the homeless, those suffering hardship because of poverty and those affected by injustice in the Church.
Responding in Mercy Session Times
1st session: Responding in Mercy to Human Trafficking
22 March @ 6.30pm - 8pm
Presenter: Sr. Noelene Simmons
2nd Session: Responding in Mercy to Homelessness
3 May @ 6.30pm - 8pm
Presenter: Annabelle Daniels
3rd Session: Responding in Mercy to Refugees
26 July @ 6.30pm - 8pm
Presenters: Maeve Brown & Sr. Sarah Puls SGS
3rd Session: Responding in Mercy to Domestic Violence
22 November @ 6.30pm – 8pm
Presenter: To be announced
The presenters for all these sessions will share their understanding of the complexity and challenges of the areas they work in and will give you opportunities to reflect on how we also can Respond in Mercy.
All sessions will be held at the Parramatta Convent with details of the time and room location in the invitations that will be sent out for each event closer to the date.
We hope that you will be able to attend one or all of these sessions.
The Mercy Futures Team