Fall 2018 | Issue 3


Hello MMA Alumnae,

The Merion Mercy school year has been off to a great start. The school welcomed a freshman class of 126; they now stand tall on the shoulders of the thousands of impressive women who have attended MMA.


Please click here to read recent news stories and click here to view photos from the start of the school year. In the coming weeks, students look forward to the 74th annual Harvest Moon dance and the time-honored Weenie Roast.


The Alumnae Association is doing great work too.  Led by the new slate of Executive Officers, Maria Jose Morinigo '90, Michelle Williams '96, and Meagan Sloan '06 (Chair), and the Advisory Committee members, advanced planning has begun on events as well as programs, such as updated networking initiatives that will roll out in 2019. 


We look forward to seeing you soon at the spot we love so well.


Warm Regards,

Barbara Colantuono Harrison '82
Alumnae Relations Coordinator



On Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 6:30-11 p.m. Merion Mercy will celebrate our 42nd annual Sip 'n Bid auction. 


Click here for more information, to become an event-night volunteer, or to make a donation.


Tickets will be available soon.


Attention Alumnae Veterans
We would like to be sure we have all MMA alumnae who served in the United States Armed Forces recorded with their years of service and branch in our database.


MMA's Student Council is leading a salute to "MMA in the Service" for Veteran's Day. The community would like to display pictures of alums (preferably in uniform), their specialty in the service, their Merion Mercy graduation year, and the college that they graduated from (unless, of course, they enlisted, which will be noted). 


If you are an alumna who is serving/has served, please contact Barbara Colantuono Harrison '82 at 610-664-6644 ext. 120 or, with your information and, if possible, a photo.


International Day of the Girl

Since 2012, October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. This year's theme focuses on preparing girls for the workforce. We stand with girls everywhere and are proud of our MMA girls with dreams who become women of purpose. Click here to see a few MMA examples.


Stay Up-to-Date with Merion Mercy: Our website  provides a welcoming "digital front door" to Merion Mercy for all users. Browse the latest news, check out recent photos, and much more! Stay up-to-date with all alumnae events by visiting the alumnae page. And, please take a moment to update your contact information by clicking here.


November Remembrances

The Church dedicates November to Holy Souls. Please click here or call Barbara Colantuono Harrison '82 at 610-664-6644 ext. 120 to join with us in remembering your deceased loved ones. All names will be added to our book of prayer in the school chapel.

Upcoming Alumnae Events


Click the Links for More Information/to Register:


10/17 -  The Alumnae Social Tea for alums from the Class of 1968 and earlier will be held from 2-4 p.m. For more details and to respond, please click here to view the invitation.

10/28 - maMMAs: Alumnae Mothers of Young Children: Halloween Gathering at McAuley Convent from 12:30-2 p.m.  (More Details and Register Here) 


If you would like to become involved in planning events for the maMMAs group, please email Kirsten Echelmeier Sams '99 at


11/6 - New York Alumnae Regional Event from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Papillon Bistro & Bar (More Details and Register Here) 


If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra Litvinas at 610-664 6655, ext. 126 or


12/1 - Alumnae Association: Christmas in New York from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Meet at Merion Mercy by 8 a.m. for 8:15 a.m. departure for NYC with a 10 p.m. return time to MMA.  Trip includes round trip transportation. 

(More Details and Register Here)


12/4 - Christmas Concert and Alumnae Night from 7-8:15 p.m. in the auditorium (No Registration Needed)


12/15 - Advent Prayer Service (More Details and Register Here)

Mark Your Calendars for 2019 (more details to follow):

1/4 - College-aged Alumnae Event

1/12 - Alumnae Basketball Game 


All alumnae are invited to a basketball team game, which will be followed by an alumnae game played by for graduates from the classes of 2000-2018. The event will conclude with a reception. More details to follow. Please contact MMA assistant basketball coach Rick Pergolini at, if you would like to participate and/or have any questions.

1/21 - Martin Luther King Day, Jr. of Service/Alumnae 
Association Meeting


5/4 - Meri-union


All alumnae are invited to join us for liturgy in the Convent of Mercy Chapel at 4 p.m. All classes from 2014 and earlier are welcome to attend the reception in the school building.  Dinner for classes ending in 4 and 9 will follow the reception in the student activities and athletics center, with a special celebration for the class of 1969 as they celebrate their golden reunion this year.  


Merion Mercy Academy

511 Montgomery Avenue • Merion Station, PA 19066 • (610) 664-6655

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