Fr. Scott Donahue celebrates Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 20, 2020.
About Fr. Scott Donahue
Rev. L. Scott Donahue (Fr. Scott) is the President and CEO of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
Fr. Scott has been caring for the children at Mercy Home since joining its Board of Regents in 1990, later serving as assistant to its president. In 2006, after ten years of service as Mercy Home's associate president, Fr. Scott was appointed the Home’s eighth president since its founding in 1887.
Entries by Fr. Scott Donahue
On the feast of Our Lady of Mercy, we celebrate the origins of the Mercedarians and the influence the Virgin Mary had on the founding of this religious order.
It is easy for a teenager’s life to spiral out of control. That’s what happened to Gabriel, who grew up without much supervision or guidance. Feeling unloved and unwanted, he was angry and defiant when he first arrived at Mercy Home. Gabriel’s mother had Gabriel when she was a teenager herself. As a result, his […]
Fr. Scott Donahue celebrates Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on The Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, September 6, 2020.
Life is not fair. It is such a simple statement, yet such a difficult truth for many of us to grapple with. Through my work with the young people at Mercy Home, I have come to see that each of us is dealt a certain card from the deck, and we cannot give it back. […]
Fr. Scott Donahue celebrates Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on The Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 30, 2020.
For as long as Joshua can remember, life had been chaotic. When he was very young, he lived with both his parents. His father was heavily involved in a gang and abused drugs. He was never around much, but when he was, he ignored Joshua and his brothers. Even worse, he abused Joshua’s mother. By […]
Have you ever stopped to consider the words you use? You may have heard the childhood saying “sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” I think many of us have come to learn that this saying is simply not true. Names and name calling can hurt a great deal. […]
For some of our girls, like Tanya, experiences with the men in their lives have been anything but positive. Tanya’s father left her mother before she was born. And though her mother had boyfriends every now and then, Tanya never really had a father figure in her life. The closest thing Tanya had to a […]
Fr. Scott Donahue celebrates Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on The Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 26, 2020.
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