Building Committee Update from Fr. McGuire

The Building Committee has been hard at work continuing its planning for the building of our new parish church and cathedral.

You’re aware that the City Council rejected our request to reroute Garfield Avenue. Since that time, we have devised a new site plan with which we are very happy. It involves facing the front door of the church on Garfield and flipping the floor plan right to left. In other words, the bell tower and portico will be on the left as you face the church. Some of the advantages of this plan are that we will be able to place the building four feet higher on the hill and place the entrances even closer to the parking lots. The City Council may actually have helped us find an even better plan.

In the next eight to ten weeks we hope to finish our work on the design and engineering phase and put the project out for bid in early spring. Our hope is to be able to break ground around Pentecost. Construction would then continue through the summer of 2008.

Why is it taking so long? There have been elements of the process that have slowed us down. However, we are confident we will have a better building in the long run.

Fr. Tim McGuire, Pastor

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