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Circles of Mercy, Hope and Hospitality

Cirlcles Of Mercy a Center for those in need, particularly women and children.

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Circles of Mercy is postponing
our fundraising events for 2020 at this time as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

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Recognizing and fostering the dignity of every person... Catherine McAuley, First Sister of Mercy

Reflections on Circles of Mercy, in the Year of Mercy…
Written by Richard Zazycki, Executive Director and Mercy Associate

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“Mercy - A Legacy, A Promise...”
Associates Liturgy Reflection; Fiftieth Anniversary - June 23, 2019
by Richard S. Zazycki, Mercy Associate

Circles of Mercy has a twenty year tradition of providing services to the local Rensselaer Community, in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy and of their first sister, Catherine McAuley

Our Mission
Drawing upon the Gospel and the spirit of Catherine McAuley, Circles of Mercy will improve the quality of life in the community by working to end the cycle of poverty, especially among women and women with children.

Animated by the Gospel and Catherine McAuley’s passion for the poor and underprivileged, we honor the dignity of each person. We offer hospitality and provide services, compassion, hospitality, stewardship, leadership and collaboration, with a special concern for the poor and disadvantaged without regard to a person’s religious affiliation, ethnicity or sexual orientation; which is performed in an effort to instill hope and empower individuals to reach their full potential.

Circles’ Motto: “Hope and Hospitality”

To quote the Founding Sister of Mercy Catherine McAuley: “Recognizing and fostering the dignity of every person…” is the basis for the Circles’ Mission and Case for Support Statement. Our “Circle” of Mercy continues to grow, ever widens, is never ending and is always in need of friends…

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Circles of Mercy
11 Washington Street
Rensselaer, New York 12144
Ofc: 518-462-0899 / Fax: 518-462-2892


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