Who: Pinellas County Commissioner Karen Seel, families and children of the Coral Heights neighborhood, individuals representing the Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office, Duke Energy, Police Athletic League and St. Catherine of Siena Parish
What: Dedication of Siena House and Soccer Field
Where: 3718 139th Avenue North, Largo
When: Saturday, December 16, 2017
Food distribution begins at 9:00 a.m. and the dedication will begin at 11:45 a.m.
The media are invited to cover this event. For more information, contact Monsignor Robert Morris, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 727-531-7721.
About: The Siena House is a single residence home that was purchased by St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Clearwater in June of 2017 to provide outreach to the residents of the Coral Heights community who face many challenges. The home is currently used for neighborhood meetings and prayer groups. Outside the home, volunteers distribute food and clothing each week and organize movie nights for families. Once rezoning is approved, the Siena House will also provide tutoring, 12-step programs, nursing care and social services. Across from the Siena House, is an empty field owned by Duke Energy that will now be used as a soccer field by local children.
The Siena House is an effort by the parish community of St. Catherine of Siena to follow the invitation of Pope Francis to go out outside the walls of our churches and encounter Christ in the immigrant and the poor. To learn more visit: http://www.scosparish.org/index.php/outreach/sponsored-works/siena-house.