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2014-2015 MercyWorks Volunteers Say Goodbye at Closing Ceremony

On Wednesday evening at the MercyWorks Closing Ceremony, our 2014-2015 MercyWorks volunteers celebrated their last week at Mercy Home after a fruitful year of service. The ceremony included a goodbye Mass, dinner, and program celebrating the volunteers’ accomplishments.

Extended Family Gathers at AfterCare-Friends First Annual Picnic

Last Saturday our AfterCare and Friends First programs joined forces for our annual combined summer picnic. There was food, games, face painting, and lots of music for our mentoring matches and former residents to enjoy on the sunny afternoon.

The picnic also marked a very special day: AfterCare Program Manager Heather Bland’s last day at Mercy Home. Daniel Nelson offered a few kind words on her behalf to mark the event.

Tyler Flowers Announces Flow’s Buds Partnership

Last week, Tyler Flowers, starting catcher for the White Sox, and his wife Nancy launched "Flow's Buds," a community program with Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

Mercy Home All-Stars Honored at Academy Awards

Last week, Mercy Home held our annual Academy Awards banquet—a special celebration where we look back at a year of hard work and growth, and recognize our boys and girls for their accomplishments.

Fr. Scott Donahue congratulated the young people for their amazing work this year, and welcomed and thanked all the event’s guests, including many of our Mercy Home scholarship donors and board members.

Girls Prepare to Build a Home with Walsh Construction

This August, our young women will travel to Elizabethtown, KY to help build a house with Habitat for Humanity. To help them prepare for their service trip, three representatives from Walsh Construction; Tim Hogan, Jon Olsen, and Crystal Chavez, came to our Girls Campus and taught our girls about construction and worksite safety.

Christmas Mass at Mercy Home Wins Telly Award

Archbishop Cupich Celebrates Award-Winning Christmas Mass

The Telly Awards named Big Guys & Friends Media, the group that produces our Sunday Mass program, as a bronze winner in the 35th annual Telly Awards for our “Christmas Mass at Mercy Home.”

Mercy Home Hosts Annual Women’s Retreat

Recently, the Family Events Committee hosted its annual Women’s Retreat. This year’s event was called, “Strength along life’s journey.”

White Sox Player Tyler Flowers Talks to Our Boys

On Friday morning, White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers came to Mercy Home to talk to our boys and to learn more about the Home.

Girls Choose Their Own Adventure on Spiritual Retreat

Last weekend, the young women from our Girls Campus explored their individual strengths during a “Choose Your Own Adventure” themed Spiritual Retreat. Though the weather was less than perfect, the girls made the most of the experience, deepening their relationships with God and with one another.

Challenge of Chess Prepares Kids for Life

Art class, book club, exercise group, and music therapy are just a few of the After School Programs our boys and girls can choose from at Mercy Home. These activities keep our kids active and learning after the school day is done. They help them build skills and introduce them to new passions. And sometimes they can help teach important life lessons.

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