A Ribbon Cutting for a Parking Lot? You bet and it was a great party!
On December 8, Bishop Patrick J. McGrath led a crowd of more than 100 in a blessing to celebrate the opening of a new and improved parking lot at Our Lady of Fatima Villa.
“This is a first,” said Bishop McGrath. “It is the first time I have attended a ribbon cutting for a parking lot!”
It was a joyous occasion and marked the end of a long and challenging project, but residents and guests agree that the end result is well worth it.
Our Lady of Fatima Villa President and CEO Bella Mahoney said, “Our new lot provides better access, more spaces and most of all – increased safety for our residents, their families, friends and our vendors.”
She continued, “We were particularly happy that Bishop McGrath joined us for the event. We appreciate the support that the San Jose Diocese has given Our Lady of Fatima Villa. Our residents look forward each year to the Bishop’s visit that features Mass and a luncheon. Having him bless our parking lot was a special Christmas gift to us from the Diocese.”
Bishop McGrath was joined by the Mayor Manny Cappello and other members of the City Council of Saratoga; Father Scott Wallenfelsz, Chairman of Our Lady of Fatima Villa’s Board of Directors (who flew in from Wisconsin), Sister Mary Ondrecko, representing The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and other dignitaries.
Our Lady of Fatima Villa is a care facility located in Saratoga, offering Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, Respite and Skilled Nursing. It was founded in 1949 by the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena and is recognized as “One of the Top Nursing Facilities in the United States” by U.S. News and World Report.
For more information please visit, www.fatimavilla.org.