A very Happy New Year to you and your family! I can hardly believe that another year has passed. It seems each year goes more quickly than the last.

As we begin the New Year, I’ve spent some time reflecting on all that the past year brought us. In 2017, we celebrated 25 years of Sunday Mass at Mercy Home. As we begin our 26th year, I have to admit that sometimes I can’t believe I am blessed enough to be part of two life-changing missions.

“I want to thank you for making Mercy Home’s mission such a wonderful support for our community.”

It may not seem to be a natural pairing, but I’ve always felt that our children’s home and our televised Mass are a perfect match. And, of course, this is the way that Fr. Close always envisioned it would be, right from when we started broadcasting Sunday Mass in 1992.

Fr. Close saw that Sunday Mass at Mercy Home would not only be a service to the elderly, ill, and homebound faithful, but also a source of prayer for the children entrusted to our care. And in turn, our children pray for our Parish of the Airwaves. It is a wonderful circle of love and care that touches so many lives.

As we begin another year of broadcasting and care for our children, I want to thank you for making Mercy Home’s mission such a wonderful support for our community. You are not only in my prayers but also the prayers of our children—and I hope that we have a place in your prayers as well. Happy New Year from the Mercy Home family!

  1. John Coonis says:

    Father Scott,
    Thank you more than mere words can express, for making those of us who support the work that you do, feel part of something far greater than any of our lives. You, your marvelous staff and all of your boys and girls are forever in my daily prayers.



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