December 2, 2019

Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Bless and Dedicate Saint Edmond Senior Community Center

The Senior Community Center, one of four operated by Catholic Housing and Community Services,
is located on the lower level of Saint Edmond Church in South Philadelphia.

Catholic Housing and Community Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) will hold a blessing and dedication of its Saint Edmond Senior Community Center, located in the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia.

Thursday, December 5, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Saint Edmond Church
2130 South 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Auxiliary Bishop John J. McIntyre, who oversees the Secretariat for Catholic Human Services as part of his administrative and pastoral responsibilities, will preside over the blessing and dedication. In addition, Mr. James Amato, Secretary for Catholic Human Services, and Mr. John Wagner, Deputy Secretary for CHCS, will be joined by Ms. Karen Becker, Director of Senior Community Centers in offering remarks during the ceremony.

This newly renovated space will offer opportunities for socialization, recreation, physical exercise, education, and nutritional support with a focus on overall health, wellness, and independence. In addition, this new space will provide access to nutritious meals, supplemental food resources, and direct assistance in applying for benefits.  

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Editor’s Note: CHCS is a leading provider of senior living services throughout the Philadelphia region. Dedicated staff are committed to providing the best quality support for seniors and their loved ones through senior programs. Programs include senior housing, senior centers, older adult care management, in-home support programs, elder care helpline, and senior clubs. To learn more about Catholic Housing and Community Services, please visit


Courtney N. Flach
Media and Events Specialist
215-587-3747 (office)