Don Guanella Village’s training facility has moved from its location in Delaware County from Springfield to Secane, and Archbishop Charles Chaput blessed the new Catholic Social Services facility Thursday, Sept. 11. Located in the former school of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Secane, the program offers vocational training, life skills training and limited work opportunities for more than 200 adults with a range of intellectual limitations, through the help and supervision of CSS staff. (Photos by Sarah Webb)

Archbishop Chaput blesses a room in the new Don Guanella Village training site at Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Secane.

Archbishop Chaput greets client Chris Kates after the blessing.

Sally Jo Byrnes


Joseph McBride (left) and Rosie Nardi pray at the liturgy.

Francis McCullough reads before the prayer liturgy with Richard Silvestri behind him.

Anthony Geraci and his sister Dr. Linda Geraci.


From right, Jack Abbott carries a crucifix while Mike Magee and David Duddy carry candles behind as they leave Our Lady of Fatima Church and a prayer liturgy there to go to the blessing of the new training facility.

Father Dennis Weber, S.C., assists Archbishop Chaput in hanging a crucifix.

Dolores McGann and Tykete White-Vaughn work to put together products that will be sold, to earn themselves money.


Mary Uptmor “sweeps” through the halls.

Residents and workers check out the halls of the new facility.

Jeffrey Betzko (left) and Susie Westbrook work on a puzzle in one of the classrooms.

Bobby Bannister (left) and Eddie Sheron.