Mercy Day 2019 Reflection

By Sr. Myra Bergman, RSM, Mission Integration Consultant, Trinity Health Michigan Mercy Day — Our Special Day “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his mercy endures forever” (Psalm 136:1) Catherine McAuley, a wealthy woman living in Dublin, Ireland, in the 1800s, embedded this faith belief in her personal spiritual life and compassionate … Read more Mercy Day 2019 Reflection

Bishop Walkowiak Visits Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Campus

On Friday, August 2, Bishop David Walkowiak celebrated Mass in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel on the Campus of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. The Mass marked the conclusion of a 10-week ministry internship conducted for seminarians who are preparing for ordained Catholic priest parish ministry. Mercy Health wishes the seminarians well as they continue their … Read more Bishop Walkowiak Visits Mercy Health Saint Mary’s Campus

Mercy Health Welcomes Seminarians for Summer Chaplain Ministry Experience in Grand Rapids

It all began with Fr. Tom Cavera who, in 2013 as a seminarian, was seeking an alternative to a program — Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) — that prepares individuals for professional chaplain hospital ministry. To that point in history the Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids had been sending seminarians to various CPE programs as part … Read more Mercy Health Welcomes Seminarians for Summer Chaplain Ministry Experience in Grand Rapids

Honoring Our Own Trailblazer, Sister Myra Bergman, During Women’s History Month

Inspired and encouraged by other strong women throughout her life, Sister Myra Bergman, RSM, accepted the new statewide role as Mission Integration Consultant for Mercy Health and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System in early 2019. “My life and career reflect what women have always done; identifying needs and serving those needs to the best of … Read more Honoring Our Own Trailblazer, Sister Myra Bergman, During Women’s History Month

Four Seminarians Experience Chaplain Ministry At Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

For 10 weeks in this summer, four Catholic seminarians had the opportunity to serve with the chaplain ministry team at Mercy Health Saint Mary’s in downtown Grand Rapids. Three of them, Andrew Ayers, Michael Goodwin and Robert Mulderink, are newly-ordained (May 2018) transitional deacons for the Diocese of Grand Rapids. The fourth seminarian is Jacob … Read more Four Seminarians Experience Chaplain Ministry At Mercy Health Saint Mary’s

We Welcome Three Deacons and Seminarian to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s for Summer Program

For its fourth consecutive year, Mercy Health Saint Mary’s welcomes deacons and a seminarian as part of a ten-week summer program to minister to patients hospitalized at Mercy Health. Andrew Ayers, Robert Mulderink and Michael Goodwin, all from the Grand Rapids Diocese, were ordained by Bishop David J. Walkowiak earlier in May to transitional deaconate, … Read more We Welcome Three Deacons and Seminarian to Mercy Health Saint Mary’s for Summer Program