Mercy Mission Animation
The Office of Mission Animation facilitates the promotion of the mission, traditions and values of the Sisters of Mercy Parramatta in its Sponsored Works and in schools which have previously been staffed by Sisters of the Congregation.
There is focus on the exploration of the Mercy Story, a deeper understanding of the Mercy Values and exploration of how these intersect to enrich professional life and faith development.
Opportunities for formation in Mercy are available in a variety of ways:
- One-day workshops
- Staff meetings
- Morning/twilight sessions
- Reflection days
All programs are tailored to suit the needs of participants.
Mission Animation offers a variety of workshops. Two examples are The Mercy Story: Then and Now which is designed for those who are new to the Mercy Story. It traces the story of Catherine McAuley; it reflects on how the Mercy charism has been lived by the Parramatta Sisters of Mercy and how it continues to be lived today. It is particularly aimed at staff who are new to workplaces with Mercy origins.
Sharing the Mercy Story is designed for a Staff Development / Spirituality Day. How are we already living Mercy values in the workplace? What are the challenges we face in living Mercy values in the 21st century? What are we challenged to do personally and professionally? Mission Animation is also able to provide resources and experiences that foster and promote the Mercy charism in the workplace.
"By courageous concern for the welfare of the poor, the sick, and the uneducated…Catherine McAuley animated many at the centers of the wealth, power and influence to share in her heroic efforts. She connected the rich to the poor, the healthy to the sick, the educated and skilled to the uninstructed, the influential to those of no consequence, the powerful to the weak, to do the work of God on earth.” Tender Courage, Sister M. Joanna Regan, R.S.M.
(Ms) Anne Ferguson
Coordinator, Office of Mission Animation,
Sisters of Mercy Parramatta,
6 Victoria Rd, Parramatta, NSW 2151
Ph.: 02.96309510 (direct line); Mob.: 0427 223434
PH.: 02.96832555 (Congregation office)