Every summer we do a lot of work to maintain and upgrade our facilities, so today I’ll give you an update so that you have an idea of what’s going on around the parish.  In addition to the normal things that we do every year (carpet cleaning, floor waxing, etc.) there will be a few items that are more disruptive, particularly those associated with restoration from the damage done by the sacristy fire in February.  (This work was delayed until the insurance claim was approved, but we also tried to make sure that the most disruptive parts of this work took place over the summer rather than when school was in session.)  Here is some of what you can expect to see over the summer.

  • We will be reinstalling the sound system in the church June 14th through the 17th.  We’ve been using a backup sound system since the sacristy fire, but now they’re ready to install the new system, which hopefully means we’ll be on a permanent system soon.  Please note that daily Mass will be in the basement the week of June 14th while work is being done in the church.  They’ll be all wrapped up in time for Sunday Mass to return to the church that weekend.
  •  We will also be finishing up the cleaning/ice-blasting of our interior brick the following week, June 22nd through the 25th.  This is a section of brick (leading into the sacristy from the church) which has not yet been cleaned since the fire.  Because of the mess and the noise involved, Mass during the week of June 22nd will also need to be moved to the basement, and once again, we’ll be able to return to the church for Sunday Masses that weekend.
  •  Additionally, we will be resurfacing the parking lot at some point during the summer, with the exact dates to be determined.  This shouldn’t disrupt Sunday Masses at all, but it might have a small impact on those of you who are here during the week.
  • The final big project we’re tackling over the summer is to begin the replacement of our phone system.

 

I apologize in advance for any inconveniences you might experience, especially as we move weekday Masses to the basement, but the end result will be well worth it.  Thanks for your patience as we try and do the best possible job taking care of our facilities.