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We are planning to renovate the church in 2017!
The church was built over 30 years ago and has seen minimal updates. Although we have done our best to keep it up, the carpets are stained and coming apart and need to be replaced. That is where our journey started.
To make the changes to our Sacred space, we enlisted the help of the Buildings and Property Department at the Diocese (which is a requirement when doing renovations).
While looking at our space, we talked about updating and streamlining the space, to ultimately make the focus the Tabernacle on the Altar, as it should be.
We have been working with an architect and contractor to finalize the plans with the following guidelines in mind:
1) We will not accumulate any debt for this project
2) We will have a new confessional, placed in the sanctuary
allowing for more confidentiality.
3) The seating and flooring for the space will all be consistent.
We are super excited as we we have been blessed with the gift of receiving pews, Altar and Ambo from a newer parish, that is also going through a renovation. This gift is saving us hundreds of thousands of dollars, allowing our renovation to happen!
Once the final layouts are available, we will share them with you as well as have an informational meeting with the team available to answer any questions you may have.
In the mean time, please keep us in your prayers!
Renovation Update 4/6/17
Easter will be our last celebration in the sanctuary as we see it today! Daily Masses will take place in the hall beginning
Tuesday, April 18th!
Renovation Update - 3/13/17
Demolition of the current space is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 17th! During that week, all liturgical items will be transferred to the hall, which will be used as our worship space during the renovation.
Renovation Update - 4/27/17
We celebrated our 1st Masses in the Hall this weekend. Thank you everyone for your patience as we work out a few logistic changes. We have also moved the Parish Office to the Hall during this time for your convenience.
We are 1 month into our renovation and things are going well. The demolition went quick....which is a good sign. We were able to help 2 non-denominational churches by donating our old pews. The chapel and new confessional are all framed up. We are working on the additional framing this week and will be starting on the sheet rock next week. Our Lady of Joy in Carefree started their demolition this week and we have started to receive our new pews as well as 60 padded chair w/ kneelers that we will use in the choir area, confessional and family room!
We continue to be on schedule with the renovation.
The main offices had new carpet installed last week. We have done some cleanup and rearranging of the furniture as well. We look forward to working in the updated space..
In the main church they are working on:
· Lighting - all of the new lighting will be LED!
· Drywall repair and patching - including some older areas on the ceiling from water damage years ago. Once this is done, the entire space will get textured and a fresh coat of paint!
· Audio - running the lines for the new sound system!
The work continues.....they are still putting up drywall and working on the finishing so the ceiling can be painted. Once that is done the tile work will begin!
We have more than 1/2 of our pews on site. We are looking to have some repair done to the finish. Although they are new to us, they are used pews. If you know anyone that does oak repair and refinishing and may be interested in do the job, please have them contact the parish office.
Renovation Update 7/18/17
Progress is being made daily, although our completion date is looking to fall in the middle of August. Please continue to pray for the completion of the project.
The texturing and painting are under way, about 1/2 way done in the main church area. We expect the painting to be complete by the end of the week.
They have started to lay the tile on the main sanctuary and should start the main church floor this week.
Cabinets in the choir area are being installed on 7/19, just before the carpet tiles are laid.
New Art is Coming to the Sanctuary and Chapel 9/15/18
Sanctuary Icons of Mary and Joseph 4/29/18
After the completion of the renovation, there was one thing Liturgically missing from the Sanctuary. Mary and Joseph should both be represented near Jesus in the tabernacle.
The new mosaic icons of Mary and Joseph were hand made for us in Beruit, Lebonon.
We choose Mary kissing Jesus, which shows the loving mother that she is. Joseph the Worker was chosen to help remind the men in the parish of their rolls in supporting their family...and that Joseph worked for his.
Icons Are Coming 1/17/18
In November, we asked for your suggestion on which icons to purchase for our new space - and here are the top 5 that you picked:
The icons will be ordered in the next few weeks and with the help of the Pastoral Council, we will get them hung in the space.
In addition to these icons, we are working on 2 mosaics for the walls on the Altar, of Mary and Joseph.
Many thanks to all that took the time to turn in your selections.
We would like to thank everyone that participated in the Bake Sales after Masses, the proceeds is going to help cover the cost of a few of the icons.
Also, the proceeds from the upcoming Salmon and Shrimp Taco nights during Lent will help cover the costs as well.
Renovation Update 11/3/17
Renovation Update 8/23/17
On Saturday, 8/19 29 1st Communion and Confirmation candidates celebrated in the Renovated church! It was a close call for our General Contractor, SKW as they put in quite a bit of OT to get as much done as possible.
We were honored to host Bishop Olmsted for a Mass of Thanksgiving in the new space on Sunday the 20th at 12:00 pm.
We are back to using the main church for daily Mass as we finish the Chapel and a few details that still need to be completed.