Catholic Charities hosted the 2nd Annual Holy Family Villa Dinner on Sunday, March 20, at Gaelic Park in Oak Forest. Over 350 guests attended. The event raised over $100,000 that will help Holy Family Villa meet the needs of the growing senior community in a variety of ways, including expansion of its facility, which currently has a long wait list.
This year, Anthony J. Rudis, Sr., a long-time member of the Holy Family Villa board of directors and a generous benefactor, was honored with the Caritas Sanctae Familiae (Love of Holy Family) Award. Mr. Rudis, a resident of Monee, also celebrated his 100th birthday (which occurred in January) at the event.
The “Three Monsignors” of Holy Family Villa were also recognized: Msgr. Michael M. Boland, (Administrator, President and CEO of Catholic Charities), Msgr. John A. Kuzinskas, Chaplain of Holy Family Villa and Msgr. John McNamara. Msgr. Kuzinskas and Msgr. McNamara are both retired and reside on the Holy FamilyVilla campus.
“It is a wonderful event to share stories and to visit with families of current residents, and family members of past residents. We also acknowledge the wonderful, caring and dedicated employees of Holy Family Villa,” said Roberta Magurany, Director. Holy Family Villa employs over 120 people, many of whom reside in the Palos community.
For more information about Catholic Charities, please visit: www.catholiccharities.net
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is one of the largest private, not-for-profit social service agencies in the Midwest, annually assisting 1.1 million persons in Cook and Lake counties without regard to religious, ethnic or economic background. Catholic Charities fulfills the Church's role in the mission of charity by providing compassionate, competent, professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities.