Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
On Monday, Catholic Housing and Community Services (CHCS), a vital ministry of Archdiocese of Philadelphia providing a continuum of care to our region’s older adults, will hold a special groundbreaking ceremony for St. Rita Place, an affordable housing community for independent seniors in #SouthPhiladelphia.
This housing development will be the fifth of its kind for CHCS and it will be my honor to preside over this joyous occasion. The event will be streamed live here on my Facebook page at 10:00 a.m.
In partnership with the National Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia, the mixed-use space will consist of 46 one-bedroom apartments for income eligible seniors 62 and older. Features of the building will include a community room, food cupboard, laundry facilities, resident lounges, as well as on-site social services to assist residents with aging in place.
The space will also incorporate the Shrine’s vision for the Cascia Center, a multi-purpose space for the work of community-building, peacemaking, and reconciliation. The staff of the Shrine and the Augustinian Friars of Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova will use the space to draw people together in friendship, education, and professional service to welcome, heal, and build bridges toward a more just and loving world.
Please join me in praying for all those who have helped to make this project a reality!