As Mercy Home celebrates the end of its 130th year, we look back at the many Christmas seasons our young people have enjoyed thanks to our generous friends.
Articles, news, and stories celebrating 130 years of history at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
Learn how Johnny Coulon, former boxing champ, lost his title in a fight supporting Mercy Home – and still made good on his promise to give back.
To culminate our anniversary celebration, we highlight “Years of Mercy,” a book by our President, Fr. Scott, about the miracles he witnessed at Mercy Home.
Read about the “Mission Flashes,” our football team formed in the 1920’s as an effort to build up our boys’ minds and bodies for success off the field.
In the summer of 2002, Fr. Scott Donahue and several of our young people visited Ground Zero to pay their respects to the victims of September 11, 2001.
While we celebrate our 130th a year, we’re looking back on a partnership with another institution celebrating its 40 anniversary: the Chicago marathon.
Read about Rita Garvin, the “foundress” of Mercy Home’s girls’ campus, and how the Home has now been serving young ladies for 30 years.
Read about our history and see some photos of life at our Home in the 1970s in an informational pamphlet published by Fr. Jim Close in 1976.
Read a firsthand account of life Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in the 1960s.
Learn about the CYO and the history of boxing at Mercy Home that emphasized discipline, sportsmanship, and the development of physical and spiritual self.
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