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INSIDE MERCY COLLEGE - ISSUE 212 - APRIL 14, 2014
PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS – Mercy College wore blue to support Child Abuse Awareness Day. All of Ohio was urged to wear blue on April 9, 2014.
PHOTO BOOTH PICTURES taken at the 1918 Awards

HOLY WEEK PRAYER SERVICE

The Holy Week Prayer Service will be in St. Joseph Chapel on Tuesday, April 15, at 12:15pm and will last approximately 20-30 minutes. Let us gather together during this holiest week of the year to pray together as we anticipate the sacred days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter. The service will include Scripture, prayers, songs, and a meditative PowerPoint. All are welcome!

HOLIEST WEEK OF THE YEAR
For the Christian, Holy Week this year is from Palm Sunday, April 13 to Easter, April 20.
Palm Sunday - Celebrates Jesus' triumphant entrance into Jerusalem. We receive a palm branch and the Gospel proclaimed is one of the Passion accounts from Matthew, Mark, or Luke.
Holy Thursday - Recalls the institution of the Eucharist and Jesus' great commandment of serving one another with love.
Good Friday - The altar is bare; no cloths, candles, or flowers. We hear the Passion read, always St. John's account. We venerate the cross to recall Jesus' ultimate sacrifice for us.
Easter - Begins with the joyful Easter Vigil celebration with the blessing of the Easter Candle, water, and the readings from Scripture that recount our salvation history. Those that are joining the Church are welcomed at this time. We sing, "Alleluia!"

REMINDER: EASTER BASKET AND CAKE RAFFLE
The Mercy College Auxiliary will be sponsoring a raffle on Tuesday, April 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside the Mercy cafeteria. Two Easter baskets and an Easter egg cake will be raffled. Winners will be notified that afternoon. Tickets are 50 cents each or 3 for one dollar. All proceeds from the sale benefit Mercy College of Ohio.

GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE OF MERCY COLLEGE SNACKS/GAME PARTY
Please join us April 17th at noon in J3302 for the second meeting of the Gay-Straight Alliance of Mercy College. Everyone is welcome! If you are not LGBTQ but just want to come and show your support for those who are, we would love to have you come and make them feel more welcome! There will be games, drinks, and snacks. Take a break from your studies and kick back and relax for a bit!

AHHH DAY!
Ahhh Day is your day to get pampered! Ahhh Day is a wellness program, free for all students who attend Mercy. Spa services are offered on April 21st from 9am to 3pm in the Fitness Room on the 4th floor of Madison. Sign-up sheets can be found on the door of the Student Lounge on the third floor of Jefferson. Please read the flyer to know what services will be offered that day. All services are 15 minutes and no need to undress! Make sure to come 5 minutes early, or you might lose your spot. Thanks, Wendy Nathan, Director of Counseling

MERCY PROFESSOR’S INTEREST IN HOLOCAUST COMPELS HER TO MAKE PILGRIMAGE
Read Dr. Zoe DeBlasio’s story that was published in the Catholic Chronicle on April 4 HERE.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE UPDATE
Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Red Cross Blood Drive. We were able to fill all of our appointments and most importantly, we had zero "No Shows." We exceeded our goal and the blood collected will help save the lives of up to 45 area patients!
Congratulations to Alexis Cole, Mercy College of Ohio student, she was the lucky winner of the $25 gas card - which was generously donated by the Mercy Healthcare Mission Committee.
Thanks again to all who donated.

REMINDER: YOUR LAST CHANCE TO WIN AN IPAD MINI
Student Satisfaction Survey Spring 2014
Is Mercy College meeting your needs?  Please give us your input and be entered to WIN an iPad mini or gift card for gas, groceries, or Panera Bread.  The survey will is only available thru April 21.  The survey can be found at https://survey.noellevitz.com/
Password: 7-digit student ID number

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