Mercy Circle-Sr. Cora Finnane, Sr. Margaret Brennan and Sandi Zoller

Mercy Circle residents Sr. Cora Finnane, RSM (left) and Sr. Margaret Brennan, RSM (right) join Mercy Circle receptionist Sandi Zoller, of Mt. Greenwood, to celebrate National Catholic Sisters Week.

Mercy Circle, 3659 W. 99th St., the only faith-based senior-living community on Chicago’s Southwest Side, recently celebrated National Catholic Sisters Week.

The week was filled with activities including Mercy Circle staff members wearing a sticker each day with a different question to spark conversations with residents, who are members of religious orders including the Sisters of Mercy, the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Order of St. Francis.

All the sisters who live at Mercy Circle also wrote about an important time in their ministries and posted them with a recent or photo from long ago on a bulletin board as a way to share their remarkable contributions.

Festivities also included an ice cream social for all Mercy Circle residents and employees; a pizza party hosted by the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest, the sponsor of the Mercy Circle; doughnuts delivered to every resident’s apartment; and a movie night with fresh popped popcorn.

“We are grateful that so many sisters live at Mercy Circle. They have contributed so much to the well-being and education of thousands of children, patients and those in need. Today, they continue their vocations of service with us,” said Frances Lachowicz, executive director.

To learn how to donate to support the retirement years of the Sisters of Mercy, call Mary Bannon, director of development, at (773) 253-3600.