Mercy Connections’ Annual Event 2021

image of woman at event
Mercy Connections Live Edge shape decoration

NEWS & Events

Mercy Connections’ Annual Event 2021

The work of Mercy Connections has never been more urgent. We need your help to continue to thrive and grow in the post-COVID economy. Your donation is an investment in critical programs and services to help keep our shared community resilient and connected.


The Power of Connection: Stories of Strength & Resilience

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 • 11:00am – 12:00pm

Honoring Leslie McCrorey Wells, Catherine McAuley Award recipient

Watch the recording on Facebook

We couldn’t go another year without showcasing the stories Mercy Connections is known for sharing at our Annual May Luncheon. This first-time ever virtual event is in place of our signature luncheon.

200+ supporters joined us for a hybrid program, featuring the strength, progress, and resilience of Mercy Connections’ participants. We also honored this year’s Catherine McAuley Award* winner, Leslie McCrorey Wells.

The work of Mercy Connections has never been more urgent. We need your help to continue to thrive and grow in the post-COVID economy. Your donation is an investment in critical programs and services to help keep our shared community resilient and connected.

One thing is for sure you will still need your box of tissues!

*Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, was a 19th century leader in Ireland who made it her life’s work to promote social justice. She advocated for those who were overlooked and underserved and believed that every individual was worthy of equal opportunity.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

sponsor list

More News & Events

Mercy Marketplace returns

Shop online or in person this year. Find holiday gifts for everyone on your list and support local artisans, too. All proceeds directly support participants in the Mercy Marketplace vendor-training class.

Mercy Marketplace at ONE Market

The makers of Mercy Marketplace, a program designed to help participants sell their wares, took part in the World Market as part of the Old North End (ONE) RAMBLE Festival on July 30th, 2022. They sold books, cards, original artwork, pottery, homemade food, and more.

Mercy Connections’ Founders, Sisters of Mercy of Vermont, Honored at Annual Event

At the organization’s annual celebration on June 7th, the Sisters of Mercy were honored for their service to Vermont, including teaching and administering in schools and parishes across the state, serving on boards and in leadership positions for state agencies and non-profit service organizations, and for the founding of Mercy Connections.

Pens & Pages – back in person!

Our Pens & Pages Class has returned in person! The class itself has been offered and up and running on Zoom for the past two years. We first transitioned to online in March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic shutdown. Now, as we more fully reopen as an organization, we welcome back our students to in-person study.