You will notice up in the corner of the sanctuary that we have a poster detailing our Centennial Project. We are moving forward with what we have been talking about for the past two years.
To recap, the Centennial Project is a way of providing space for our parish for the next 30 years (or more!). At the heart of the project is providing space for parish activities by making our present school cafeteria into our Parish Social Hall. We have already begun renovations on this space by putting down a new floor and making it a much more elegant space by adding eight-feet high wainscoting on the walls. We will paint and add new lighting soon. We will eventually renovate the kitchen.
This new Social Hall will be mostly adult-oriented with the added bonus of being able to rent it out for such things as weddings, baby and bridal showers, birthday, anniversary, graduation, and retirement parties, etc.
The new Social Hall in the former school cafeteria will necessitate a new cafeteria for our school (and while we are at it, provide a new media center and eight additional classrooms to adequately address the space needs of our children in REP and our parish grade school.
I know many of you will have lots of questions and feel free to ask me or Jerry Crawford, our parish manager. I have done extensive surveying of parish groups (CCW, Areba Club, PTO, Parish Council, Finance Council…heck, I have talked about this to anyone who will listen!) and everyone is very supportive of us moving forward.
I hope you get as excited about this project as everyone else is! We will have a big roll-out of our Capital Campaign most likely after Easter so keep your eye on the bulletin and find out as much about the Centennial Project as possible in the next couple of months!
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