The Sisters of Mercy were honoured in Gunnedah with mass in Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Chapel and morning tea prepared by the Mercy Associates.
Sr Gabrielle Foley, Sr Christine Belling and Sr Regina McInerney cut the Mercy Day cake, later shared with Mercy associates and parishioners.
Members of the Mercy Associates renewed their commitment to the works of Catherine McAuley, deepening their spirituality and relationship with God and living the 'charism of mercy' in their daily lives.
Celebrated on the feast of Our Lady of Mercy, Mercy Day is a time of reflection and a renewed sense of mission, looking forward and looking back with great respect for the commitment and devotion of the Sisters of Mercy and people of mercy.
Meanwhile, year 12 students at St Mary's College, established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1879, held a fun day after finishing their formal education, raising funds for Mercy Works, which supports local and overseas relief and development activities that are part of the vision and mission of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and New Guinea.