Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ who continues to inspire and work in our Church. As of this writing, the church building is now completely gone. The dirt underneath the foundation will soon be removed down to the bedrock, and a new two foot layer of rock will follow. From that point, the site will be fenced off for safety, and the hole that remains will be off limits. We will be applying for construction permits, and wait until mid September for more activity.
Mark your calendars for September 17th when Bishop Peter smith will come for our 11 AM Mass followed by a groundbreaking ceremony. This project needs all of our prayers: prayers for safety, prayers for healing, prayers for those who have been away and are coming back of curiosity, prayers for the continued work of the committees stewarding the project along, andprayers that we will be the welcoming people our mission calls us to be.
If you are involved in social media such as Facebook or Twitter, you may have realized that updates on our project are frequently posted there. They are, in fact, the most rapid and up-to-date means to maintain clear and transparent communication with people. I will, of course, keep us up-to-date via our bulletin or “pulpit announcements” at Mass as needed. We will continue to do so as a way to help us all journey together and pray together for this work that God is doing in our community of faith.
Fr. William Holtzinger