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Mercy Services and Sacred Spaces Singleton Celebrate Mercy DayOctober 31, 2017
Over 100 Mercy Services employees visited Sacred Spaces at the Singleton Convent to celebrate and commemorate Mercy Day on Tuesday, 26 September 2017.
Mercy Services staff travelled from far and wide to come together to enjoy a day full of Mercy reflection, activities and fun. Carmel Crawford from Mercy Ethos set the scene in the morning and reminded us of the purpose of Mercy Day, but also gave an enlightening message that Catherine McAuley wrote in one of her letters that she intended to be the “Professor of Fun” and noted the importance of connecting with others.
After presenting the foundation story, Carmel then gave an overview of the Institute and the many Ministries and roles that take place under the banner of ISMAPNG. Cynthia Mulholland, Events and Marketing Co-ordinator of Sacred Spaces Singleton then gave a presentation on the local foundation story. This was followed up with a tour of the Convent.
After a well-deserved lunch break where participants were encouraged to connect with others from different work places, the afternoon of fun and frivolity began. Artworks were designed, outdoor team activities were played and a very creative paper aeroplane event was staged.
Recognition of long serving staff members was also a significant part of the day’s proceedings with many staff being presented with a certificate acknowledging their commitment and dedication to Mercy Services.
Overall, the day was deemed a great success and we all look forward to the next Mercy Day.