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Bishop's Residence To Become A Group Home For Adults With Special Needs

From: Diocese of Tucson <> Date: Thu, Jan 30, 2020, 4:23 PM Subject: Bishop's residence to become a Group Home for adults with special needs

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I’m delighted to share some great news with you.

In the 1950s, Tucson’s Bishop Francis J. Green built a residence for himself and future bishops on 22nd St. As was common at the time, a bishop’s residence was always spacious for entertaining, had one or more priests living there, and had a staff of Sisters (religious women) to cook for the bishop and care for the residence. As the decades went by bishops found themselves living alone. These large residences simply no longer fit their original purpose or justified their upkeep. Fortunately for me, a very generous donor has made a lovely but more modest home available for my use, which is also much closer to my office.

I’m pleased to announce that a substantial grant from the St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation, held by the Catholic Foundation of Tucson, along with several generous private donations, are funding a renovation—converting our former bishop’s residence into a Group Home for Adults with special needs. It will be administered by Catholic Community Services of Tucson. The large bedrooms with private baths, large communal areas, spacious kitchen and dining room, and lovely outdoor areas will make it an exceptional Group Home for a community in need.

Great things are happening in the Diocese of Tucson!

+Edward J. Weisenburger

p.s. Many of you remarked favorably about the quote I sent last month by St. John Henry Cardinal Newman. I thought you might also like his prayer at the end of the day which I often pray myself:

“May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done. Then in His mercy may He give us a safe lodging, and a holy rest and peace at the last.”

Sent by Bishop Edward Weisenburger

P.O Box31, Tucson, AZ 85702=0031 •

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