Mercedes College plays host to a diverse number of social, religious, pastoral and community-based projects all of which are aimed at providing students with opportunities to develop compassionate and meaningful attitudes to the world around them.
The Faith and Mission Ministry at the College is a collaborative partnership between students, staff, parents, the Sisters of Mercy and the Cathedral parish. Members of the community are encouraged to undertake specific ministries within the Church and the College to proclaim the gospel and witness to Christ.
The faith life and spirituality of students, staff and parents are fostered through prayer, liturgical celebrations and theological reflection. Students serve as special ministers, altar servers, liturgical singers and dancers. A Pastoral Minister provides support to the College community addressing the needs of students and families. She is also responsible for conducting Religious Education classes, prayer experiences and is often a guest speaker at Mercy ministry activities. Fundraising and outreach for Mercy ministries and Catholic agencies are supported generously. Retreat programs, social justice campaigns and service initiatives attract students eager to enact College values. Service is a key involvement for staff and students alike with a strong emphasis on reflective practice and Mercy in action.