Well, it’s hard to believe that this day is finally here. Today Bishop Rhoades joins us to dedicate our new building! About a year and a half has passed since we broke ground – and over two years have passed since we began our capital campaign – but our new building is finally finished, and it has been worth the wait and worth the work.
As you can imagine, the COVID pandemic threw many wrenches into our construction timeline. We were blessed with an intrepid crew who made countless adjustments in order to keep the project on track. We ended up moving into the building in stages. We were able to move into the downstairs classrooms when school started in August. Then we moved into the second-floor classrooms in early October. Finally, we just completed the gym this past week. I think everyone will agree that the quality of the construction is outstanding.
Financially, we are very blessed that parishioners have been so faithful with their campaign pledges. Since we will still be collecting pledges through the end of 2021, we have taken out a bridge loan with the diocese to allow us to pay our final construction costs. Once these costs (and the amount of the loan) are finalized, we’ll start publishing it in the bulletin so that you can see as we work that balance down.
So much work went into this project, and there are many people to thank. The capital campaign was led by an amazing committee of parishioners: Chris De Trempe, Juli Hardig, Bill Kempf and Aimee Matthews. Parishioners Matthew Fulcher and Pat Matthews were on our building committee, along with our architect Creative Design Solutions (led by parishioner Andrew Roche), our general […]