Bishop Perez Visits Emerald Village - St. Augustine Health Ministries

Residents Welcome Bishop Perez

Residents gathered in the lobby on Monday in anticipation of the arrival of  Bishop Nelson Perez. The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland came to tour the facility and share coffee and donuts with the residents.

Bishop Nelson’s tour included resident apartments, common spaces, the Chapel and views of the woods. Along the tour he met numerous residents who spoke of family members who were Catholic clergy or religious. Others spoke of the importance of living next door to the Church of St. Clarence and the live stream to the daily Mass there.

Following the tour, everyone gathered in the dining room to share coffee and donuts and conversation with Bishop Perez. Before he departed, he prayed for the staff and residents and asked that they continue to pray for him and for the Church of Cleveland.

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Emerald Village Senior Living community is a collaborative between Catholic Charities, St. Augustine Health Ministries and Vista Prairie.

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