We are exploring moving all the masses at the end of the Chrismas season, i.e. The Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord, January 6th. Scozzari Builders' first estimate of the duration of the project was 12 months. A more detailed project schedule is being prepared.
This gives us enough time to remove those items we are salvaging from the church during the final stretch of cold weather, in time for the renovation to actually begin in early Spring. First Communions could be held either early next year before the move, or in May in the gymatorium. We will poll the Second grade parents to see if they express a preference.
During the Christmas break of the school year, a suitable chapel space will be prepared in the school/parish administration building for daily mass, private prayer and reservation of the Blessed Sacrament for at least until the renewed church is opened.