At Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, we like to say that we give our young people both roots and wings. An image of a tree symbolizes this idea. It is important to us that our young people have solid roots, deep in the ground, that create a firm foundation for the rest of their […]
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
Fr. Scott Donahue celebrates Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 28, 2020.
Many of us are struggling with feelings of confinement as we shelter to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Staying home takes us away from our familiar routines. Yet for some children, staying in one home has never been part of their routine. The instability of fluid living situations and changing caregivers at a young age can […]
Fr. Scott Donahue celebrates Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 21, 2020.
Madison was too embarrassed to tell anyone what life was really like at home. And she was really, really good at pretending like everything was okay all the time. But things were far from okay. Madison’s father had been laid off from his job months ago, and with his job went a lot of the […]
With much uncertainty in the world amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that we remain hopeful for the future. Like other difficult moments in history, we must remind ourselves that this, too, shall pass. For many of our young people, hope has been elusive in their lives. They have experienced tremendous hardships and challenges. The care […]
Fr. Scott Donahue celebrates Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, June 14, 2020.
The death of George Floyd, whose life we all watched leave his body as a police officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds, was a shock to many, and yet not a shock to many. The unrest we saw unfold in cities across the U.S. over the past week was a shock […]
Fr. Scott Donahue celebrates Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on The Most Holy Trinity, June 7, 2020.
It can be incredibly easy to take things for granted. All of us, at one time or another, have done so. Perhaps it was a loved one who we didn’t appreciate until they had passed away. Maybe it was the time spent with friends who have since moved away. Maybe it was our health or […]
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