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Francis Cardinal George

Rest in Peace, Francis Cardinal George
1937- 2015

It is with great sadness that we have all learned about the passing today of our Archbishop Emeritus, Francis Cardinal George, OMI. Cardinal George was called home to God this morning after a nine-year battle with cancer. He was 78.

A Stellar Variety Show in Sweet Home Chicago

Each year, Mercy Home’s Variety Show gets even better. Last Thursday’s event was no exception. The performances, the creativity and the support from the crowd were exceptional. The Variety Show is an opportunity for our boys and girls to cheer each other on as they showcase their talents. Performing in front of hundreds of peers is a scary thing.

Exploring Careers During Spring Break

Our young people spent their spring break exploring careers and learning valuable job skills!

They visited a graphic design studio, did practice interviews at a manufacturing corporation, took a professional communications workshop, had a session with a hospitality group, and more.

They did a terrific job using their time off to learn and grow!

Academy Kids of the Month

We would like to highlight some of the young men who were recognized for their accomplishments at school, at their jobs and in the Learning Center by the Hay Campus Academy team with “Youth of the Month” awards!

A New Tradition: Men’s Dinner at the Girls Campus

Over the past year, Girls Campus Director Amy Schultz has made it a priority to have a visible male presence at our Girls Campus to help our girls practice having positive interactions with males.

Friends First Spotlight: Justin & Deonte

Justin and Deonte were matched in August of 2014 through the Friends First Site Based Program. It was
evident very early on that this match really clicked.

The Gift of Memory: An Easter Message from Fr. Scott

As Holy Week ends and we gather with our families to celebrate Easter Sunday, I’d like to share a story.

AfterCare Goes On a Ski Trip

Earlier this month, AfterCare held its annual ski trip at Grand Geneva Resort in Wisconsin.

Friends First Hosts Career Day

On Saturday March 21, Friends First hosted a career day for our site-based and community-based matches. The mentors and mentees attended three panel discussions, where presenters spoke about how they got started in their career paths and what makes them passionate about their work.

Kids Have a Terrific Job Skills Workshop

This past Saturday, Mercy Home’s Leader Council hosted its annual Job Skills Workshop—and our kids hit it out of the park.

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