CIRCLES OF MERCY “SAVE THE DATE” 2016 - 2017 EVENTS
Become more involved in the mission and ministry of Circles of Mercy.
Here are some upcoming activities and programs at Circles of Mercy:
• Recently Nancy L. LaRow the first Executive Director of Circles of Mercy passed away… please click here for details.
• Circles of Mercy 2016 Annual Appeal begins November 21. Think about Circles as one of your “end of year” beneficiaries. Details will be mailed and posted on our website. Click here for details.
• “MyFreeTaxes.com” is a free, safe, secure online income tax filing program. Circles will offer access to this service after January 30, 2017. The web link is available on our home page.
• VITA Free Tax Prep Program begins the 2016 tax filing season the week of January 23, 2017. It is a free program that goes until March 30, with IRS-certified volunteers preparing your federal and state tax return. Please click here for more details. If you want to help volunteer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
• New Spring Event “Widening the Circle of Mercy” - March 30, beginning at 5:30pm; hosted by Glennpeter Jewelers, 1544 Central Avenue, Albany.
• Cate’s Kids 2017 Easter Basket Program runs from February 1 - April 10. For complete details please click here.
• Annual Gala “A Taste of Mercy” will be held June 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at Shaker Ridge Country Club, hosted by 2Shea’s Catering. Details will be mailed and posted on our website.
• Cate’s Kids 2017 Back to School Supply Drive begins July 1 – August 25. The collection supports our area high school and pre-k students in need of school supplies
If you would like more information about any of these events,
Please call Circles of Mercy at 518-462-0899.
Summer 2016 Newsletter
May 26, 2015 - “Schenectady Today, In and Around the Capital Region”
Ann Parillo (right) the host of “Schenectady Today, In and Around the Capital Region” interviews Richard Zazycki (left) Executive Director of Circles of Mercy; about the many services that Circles provides and reviewed some of the programs such as: free income tax preparation, financial stability training, the CA$H Coalition and how Circles of Mercy plays an important leadership role, as well as other services available such as their clothing thrift store “Catherine’s Closet”. Please click on the web-link below to view the complete interview:
Here is the direct link to the video interview:
Circles of Mercy -- http://youtu.be/kJddgwWEBaM
Circles of Mercy a sponsored work of the Sisters of Mercy located in Rensselaer recently conducted its annual Irish Night fundraiser… Congressman Paul Tonko (center) made a special visit and is pictured (left to right) with Richard S. Zazycki, Executive Director, along with Circles’ Board of Trustees; Sister Barbara L. Dudley, RSM (Board Chair), Sister Jane S. Somerville, RSM, and Sister Patricia A. Houlihan, RSM. The event was a success raising more than $8,000 for the non-profit outreach organization that provides programs and services to those in need, especially women and children
During a recent event highlighting the beginning of the Income Tax Filing Season, newly elected Assemblyman John T. McDonald, III, from the 108th Assembly District (right), offers his support to Richard Zazycki, Circles of Mercy’s Director and Chair of the CA$H (Creating Assets $avings and Hope) Coalition, where Circles serves in a leadership role for the CA$H Coalition for both Rensselaer County and the Capital Region.
Circles of Mercy a sponsored work of the Sisters of Mercy located in Rensselaer recently conducted its Irish Night fundraiser… Congressman Paul Tonko (center left) made a special visit and is pictured above with Jack Sweeney (far left), Finance Chair for the Circles’ Board of Trustees, along with Sister Jane S. Somerville, RSM, Albany Administrator for the Sisters of Mercy and Circles’ Trustee; and Richard S. Zazycki (far right) Executive Director for Circles of Mercy. The event was a huge success with more than $12,000 raised for the non-profit outreach organization that provides programs and services to those in need, especially women and children…
Ann Parillo (left) the host of “Schenectady Today, In and Around the Capital Region” interviews Richard Zazycki (right) Executive Director of Circles of Mercy; on February 28, 2012; where they discussed many of the services Circles provides and reviewed some of their programs such as: participation in the VITA, Cate's Kids Holiday projects, fundraising activities like the Freihofer Community Walk and the annual “A Taste of Mercy” Gala; as well as the topics of free income tax preparation, financial stability and the CA$H Coalition and how Circles of Mercy plays an important leadership role. Please click on the web-link below to view the complete interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTRRKK7EIXU
An additional interview took place on November 19, 2013, reviewing the 150th Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy in the Albany Diocese. The discussion was a review of the “Mercy, A Legacy; A Promise” the anniversary theme, covering the “Seasons of Mercy” observances that took place during the past year. Please click on the web-link below to view the complete interview:
“The Subject Matters” host Joe Condon talks with former Circles of Mercy Trustee: Sister Gail Waring, RSM, from the Sisters of Mercy on July 20, 2013. The Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas is an international community of women religious, vowed to serve people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children. In innovative and traditional ways, Sisters of Mercy address human needs through collaborative efforts in education, healthcare, housing, pastoral care and social services. In addition, Sister Gail discusses Earth’s resources, human trafficking and local immigration and poverty issues. Please click on the web-links below to view the complete interview (2 parts):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bze1nsFBGQc - (part 1)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH3RItYZ0Gc – (part 2)