July 2013

It is with sadness and hope in Christ’s resurrection that we announce the death of Fr. Paul Hritz, retired pastor of St. Malachi and board member of Jennings Center for Older Adults, on July 6. He died peacefully at about 1 AM at Jennings Hall, where he has been living. The wake and funeral will be held at St. Malachi Church. The wake will be held on Wednesday, July 10, beginning with Vespers at 3 PM and continuing until 8 PM. Visitation will continue until the funeral on Thursday, July 11, at 11 AM.

Fr. Tony Schuerger of St. Malachi wrote on the St. Malachi web site: “Let us pray with thanksgiving for his long life and almost 60 years of priestly ministry. Let us pray that he may enjoy the blessed reward promised to such a good and faithful servant who so loved the Lord and encouraged and supported so many in their spiritual journey. Let us pray for one another and for all who mourn the loss of a loved one this day, that they may experience the consolation and peace that our faith and hope in Christ’s resurrection gives us. May Fr. Paul’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.”

St. Malachi seeks your stories about Fr. Hritz.  Please leave it in the comments at https://www.stmalachi.org/2013/07/fr-hritz/.  Have a picture to share?  Please post it on th St. Malachi Facebook page here. Fr. Tony Schuerger

It is with both joy and sadness that we wish to announce the retirement of Mary-Jo Maish, our leader and director of adult day services.

Many will remember that Mary-Jo started our adult day services ten years ago and made it the outstanding program it is today. We want to publicly thank Mary-Jo for her service, dedication, creativity, and leadership with Jennings and over the span of her forty year career in service to older adults. So, we would like to invite you to a retirement party for Mary-Jo where we can all thank her and wish her the best in her retirement.

At the same time, we are proud to introduce and formally welcome Brenda Carothers to the as our new director of the Eva L. Bruening Adult Day Center at Jennings.  Brenda comes to us with over twenty years experience leading adult day centers in Ohio as well as in Pennsylvania and Tennessee.  With Brenda’s experience,
creativity, and warm personality, we look for more great things to come.

Please join us for a beach party open house with live entertainment to wish farewell to Mary-Jo and welcome Brenda.

 When: Friday, July 12, 2013 from 2:30 to 4:00 PM

Where: Auditorium at Jennings Center for Older Adults
10204 Granger Rd., Garfield Heights, OH 44125

Contact: Kathy LiPuma or Lisa Brazytis
(216) 581-2900