Melita House to celebrate anniversary - Catholic Courier

Melita House to celebrate anniversary

Melita House and Mercy Residential Services are celebrating their 30th anniversary of providing safe housing and support services to pregnant and parenting young women in the greater Rochester community with a Mass Oct. 2 and a reception Oct. 20.

Bishop Matthew H. Clark will celebrate the Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. A tour of the cathedral and a reception will follow immediately afterwards.

The celebration will continue at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Rochester Museum and Science Center’s Strasenburgh Planetarium for a cocktail reception, silent auction and star show. Tickets are $35 Call 585-254-2175 or e-mail for tickets.

Mercy Residential Service is a nonprofit ministry of the Sisters of Mercy that comprises Melita House, a transitional residence for young moms and their newborns; Families First, community housing for teen moms; Catherine McAuley apartments, supportive townhomes aimed at teaching parenting and independent-living skills; and emergency housing.

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