Happy Mercy Center Day!
Earlier today, Mercy Center welcomed the Members of the 11th Legislative District and Councilpersons of the City of Asbury Park at a ceremony declaring July 14th as “Mercy Center Day” and to recognize the extraordinary work of Sister Carol Ann Henry and Sister Mary Louise Miller.
City of Asbury Park Councilpersons Eileen Chapman and Yvonne Clayton presented Sister Carol with its Proclamation “acknowledging the contributions of Mercy Center and Sisters Academy to our community under the dedicated leadership of Sister Carol Ann Henry and Sister Mary Louise Miller.” State Senator Vin Gopal was not able to attend, but Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey awarded Sister Carol with a Joint Legislative Resolution stating “The strength and prosperity of the State of New Jersey and the vitality of our American society greatly depend on exceptional organizations, exemplified by Mercy Center, that are devoted to answering the needs of our most vulnerable populations.” Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. was not in attendance but sent a personal letter to Sister Carol, read by Yvonne Clayton, in which he expressed to her “Your tireless dedication and hard work are truly admirable, and I applaud you for your empathy, leadership and vision. The support and resources that Mercy Center provides are invaluable and the community has benefitted greatly from your efforts.”
Mercy Center invites the community to show their support by sharing and posting stories or memories on Mercy Center’s Facebook or Instagram pages using #mercycenterday, or simply celebrate its work with an act of kindness, a reflection or prayer.