Mercy International Association – 20th Anniv invite

by | Sep 16, 2014 | Church Archive, Church B, MIA20, ZZ_All

Sr Mary Reynolds invites one and all to follow the livestream of the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the Mercy International Association.


Tuesday 23 September
Theme: Telling the Story of the establishment of Mercy International Association & Centre
  • 4 pm: Welcome Reception
  • 5pm: Formal opening incorporating ritual prepared by the Institute of the Americas
    Telling the story: A creative presentation of the founding story of Mercy International Association &
Wednesday 24 September
Theme: Celebrating Mercy Day
  • 10 am: Opening Prayer in the Chapel
    (Ritual prepared by The Congregation, Ireland)
  • 10.30 am: Good Cup of Tea & Refreshments available in the Dining Room
  • All Morning: Open House – Exhibition of ‘The Face of Mercy’ in the International Room
  • 2 pm: Mercy Day Mass – St Mary’s, Haddington Road (Celebrant: Archbishop Diarmuid Martin)
Thursday 25 September
Theme: Celebrating Mercy Around the World
  • 10am: Opening Prayer in Chapel
    (Ritual prepared by Great Britain on our Global Reality)
    Presentation on Mercy around the World today – Ambassadors from Member Areas invited
  • 11am: President Michael D. Higgins (President of Ireland) addresses the Gathering
    Ambassadors present invited to acknowledge the contribution of the Sisters of Mercy in their countries
    Response to Morning’s presentation
  • All Day: Open House – Exhibitionof ‘The Face of Mercy’ in the International Room
Friday 26 September
Theme: Sustainable Development & Opposing Human Trafficking (focus areas of MIA Global Action)
  • 9 am: Opening Prayer in Liffey Room
    (Ritual on Opposing Trafficking prepared by Australia)
  • 10 am – 12.30pm: Presentation & Engagement on Opposing Human Trafficking
  •  l.30 pm: Ritual prepared by Newfoundland on Caring for the Environment
  • 2 – 4.30 pm: Presentation & Engagement on Sustainable Development
Saturday 27 September
Free Day
  • Opportunity to tour Dublin, including Catherine’s Dublin and/or areas of interest in the vicinity of Dublin
  • Advice available on Events and Tours worth considering
    (Consult Madeleine –
  • Sunday Vigil Eucharist available in local Churches – times available on request
Sunday 28 September
Theme: Shaping Mercy into the Future
  • lO am: Opening Prayer in Liffey Room
    (Ritual prepared by Aotearoa New Zealand on Taking Mercy into the Future)
  • 10.30 am – 12.30pm: Shapers of the Dream
  • 1.30 – 4 pm: Symposium: Sisters, Associates, Partners in Ministry,Youth
 Monday 29 September
Theme: For All there has been THANKS, For All there will be YES
  • 9.30 am: Opening Ritual prepared by the Philippines on the theme of the day
    Responding to Global Justice Issues – Mercy at the United Nations
  • 12.30 pm: Closing Ritual