Archbishop Aymond Blesses and Dedicates Chapel at St. Anthony’s Gardens

By July 12, 2017News

st_anthonys_garden_chapel7616st_anthonys_garden_chapel7625_leadSt. Anthony’s Gardens was pleased to welcome Archbishop Gregory Aymond for the blessing and dedication of our beautiful chapel. The event was held on June 29, the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul.

Joining the Archbishop were Father Rodney Bourg, pastor of Most Holy Trinity in Covington; Deacon Charles Swift, chaplain of the new chapel; and seminarian Will MacMaster.

Christine Bordelon, a reporter with the Clarion Herald, crafted a wonderful story offering additional details about the chapel dedication.

Here is an excerpt of that story…

Archbishop Gregory Aymond blessed and dedicated the beautiful chapel at St. Anthony’s Gardens in Covington on June 29, the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul.

Concelebrating with him were Father Rodney Bourg, pastor of Most Holy Trinity in Covington; Deacon Charles Swift, chaplain of the new chapel; and seminarian Will MacMaster. Archbishop Aymond called the chapel “the heart of St. Anthony’s Gardens. It’s not just ‘at’ St. Anthony’s Gardens; it’s the heart,” a sacred space where residents have the opportunity to encounter Christ every time they walk in for prayer or Mass, the most intimate encounter. 

This was the first Mass celebrated at the chapel since St. Anthony’s Gardens opened in December 2016. Mass will be celebrated every Tuesday at 10 a.m., but there will also be Communion services, Bible study and services for members of other religious denominations, said Deacon Swift. Approximately 80 percent of the current residents are Catholic. St. Anthony’s Gardens, a full-service archdiocesan residence for seniors, is operated by Life Care Services. It has 120 independent living apartments, 57 assisted-living apartments and 36 memory care apartments.

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