“Conscious of our own deep need for mercy, we have pledged ourselves to join in the saving mission of the Church as it becomes, with and in and through Jesus, the incarnation of God’s Mercy. Our gift as Sisters of Mercy is to know God’s loving kindness and to share it with others” (Mercy Congregational Constitutions, 1983. 1:02-1.03).
The Sisters of Mercy see education as a major form of responsibility, which flows out of their particular vocation in the Church as sharing in the mission of mercy of Jesus Christ, who came to reveal to all people the steadfast, merciful love of God for them. In particular, the Sisters of Mercy and those who work alongside them are called to make known this merciful love of God through an apostolic service to those in need.
Sacred Heart College is a vibrant learning community, founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, where all are called to reveal God to the world and to make our world a better place in which to live.
As a community of believers, each Mercy school strives to proclaim the message of Jesus through the distinctive spirituality of the Sisters of Mercy. This spirituality is marked by faith in Jesus Christ, commitment to the primacy of love, an understanding of the world informed by faith and the celebration of the Eucharist in union with the poor and suffering. It is also marked by a devotion to Mary, Mother of God and Mother of Mercy, a trust in God’s loving providence, a respect for the dignity of the human person and a strong sense of social justice.
Each Mercy Secondary School strives to reflect in its structures, curriculum and practices and in the quality of the relationships within it, the particular spirit of mercy, which Jesus lived and taught. Each school endeavors to reflect its commitment to these values by expressing its unity and solidarity with the poor, the unemployed, the distressed and the marginalised through its service to the community. Through their faithfulness to the spirit of Catherine McAuley’s vision, Mercy schools work to provide a Catholic Education, which enables the formation of the whole person, imbued with those values, which Catherine exemplified.