A “One of Its Kind” celebration will be held on October 21 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of John Paul Plaza, the senior 70-unit high rise at 1005 Herron Avenue in Polish Hill. John Paul Plaza, named after Pope John Paul ll, was built in 1982 under the direction of Rev. John M. Jendzura, C.S.Sp, former Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, and Sister M. Coleman Conroy, OSF, and Sister Veronica, OSF.
Presently, the Plaza is under Housing Management Services, and Sister Eileen Magill is the Executive Director. The property manager at John Paul Plaza is Sister Lorita Kristufek, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis from Mt. Assisi Convent in Bellevue (North Hills) PA.
To mark the 30th anniversary of John Paul Plaza, a special Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on October 21 by Rev. Joseph Swierczynski at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. The festivities will continue at the Plaza; to highlight the occasion, Johnny Angel and the Halos will perform a concert at 3:00 p.m.. Tickets for the general public are $10 per person at the door. There will be no pre-sale tickets. For more information, call John Paul Plaza at 412.683.5850.