Mercy Home President/CEO Fr. Scott Donahue gave the invocation at the Irish American Labor Council’s (IALC) annual James Connolly Dinner last week and accepted a generous donation to Mercy Home.
The dinner helps support the group’s efforts on behalf of social and community welfare and honors individuals who have made significant contributions. This year’s honorees were James Allen, President of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and Tim McCarthy, Orland Park Police Chief and former Secret Service agent who served five U.S. Presidents. McCarthy was one of only four Secret Service agents to have been shot protecting a president when he was wounded shielding Ronald Reagan from an assassination attempt in 1981.