Several important events regarding the Church renovation project are happening this week:
Progress continues on the chapel worship space. Plans are that the last regular Sunday masses in the church will be on the Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord. First Holy Communions will be the last masses before the project begins.
There will be a meeting of architect, construction manager and parish staff this week to take the latest estimates and proposals and arrive at a guaranteed maximal price for the new construction. This may not be the final meeting, but it is getting very close.
Bishop O'Connell has signed the construction loan agreement with TD Bank.
A recent visit to several recently closed churches in the area was fascinating. We have expressed interest in several beautiful items and depending on the asking price, we may be able to obtain some wonderfully crafted liturgical items from the early 1900's for our church. (? maybe even stained glass windows!)