Mercy Day 2021

Fri 24 Sep 2021. Baggot Street

Sisters, Associates, and Friends of Mercy are invited to celebrate the opening of the first House of Mercy, Baggot Street, in 1827.

In 2021, Mercy Day Mass will be offered virtually due to current COVID restrictions in Ireland. A recording of the mass will be distributed through Mercy eNews on 21 September. The distribution will include a mass booklet produced in both English and Spanish. For those who may need resources to plan your own Mercy Day event, a prayer service was created for general use. The prayer service can be downloaded below. 



The information below relates to the theme and logo Mercy International Association will use to celebrate Mercy Day 2021. All in our Mercy community are invited to use the theme and logo options to celebrate Mercy in your community, school, ministry, and beyond! Questions can be directed to Elizabeth MacNeal at

Mercy Week 2021 Theme: 

Opening Doors to an Emerging Future

Theme Description: 

As we emerge from a time of global crisis and pandemic, we are mindful of our call to continue Catherine’s legacy and vision into the future. World leaders have called us to Build Back Better and justice advocates have challenged us to find new solutions and systems which support both people and planet. These calls challenge our Mercy world to open our doors wide and explore what is possible for the future. 

Logo Download: 

The logo shown here represents this year’s theme detailed above. MIA encourages all those in our Mercy community to utilize the theme and logo: for Mercy Day celebrations, school years, ministries, and beyond. 

Resources for Theme: 

Resources for the theme including Mercy Day prayers will be included here in the coming weeks. 

Lifecycle of Emergence: Using Emergence to Take Social Innovation to Scale by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze

- Mercy Day Prayer

- Mercy Day Prayer Service

- MIA's Mercy Week Generative Dialogue Programme