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Fr. Pat’s letter for the upcoming Town Hall meeting

Dear Parishioners,
As you have heard, we have scheduled a very important Town Hall meeting on March the 3rd. Let’s review a little of the history.
-May 2018 – Fr Nick postpones the planned renovation of the church basement in anticipation of the arrival of a new pastor
-August 2018 – Fr Pat requests a further delay of the renovation in order to collect accurate information on the actual needs for an office building and an estimated costfor the project
-August 2018 – The parish hires Pearson and Peters Architects to provide recommendation for location of staff building on church property and conceptual design of office building.
-December 2018 – Architects presents their recommendations.
-January 2019 – The Advancing the Journey Building Committee prepares for the March Town Hall Meeting.
We now have two good proposals for both the renovation of the basement and construction of new office building that would be required by the basement renovation.
With new information comes new questions and concerns; and, therefore new decisions.
We have funds to begin and complete one of the two projects now. (A thorough report on the financing for these projects will be sent to you next week.)
It is the desire of the pastor, of Melissa and of the Advancing the Journey team to absolutely respect the thoughts and needs of the parish.
That said, it is the proposal of the pastor and of the leadership that we build the new offices BEFORE the renovation of the church basement.
-The planned renovation eliminates the offices from the basement.
-The small house the parish owns on the other side of the parking lot would require expansive and costly renovations itself to serve as offices. Estimated cost for updating for long term office use is $40K-50k.
-We would not want to be in temporary offices for 2 or 3 years
-Building the offices first would allow a smooth transition and allow us to begin the basement renovation in a timely way.
You see why our Town Hall Meeting is absolutely crucial and why we are so eager for everyone to attend! At this meeting, we will together decide how to proceed.
In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Fr. Pat, Melissa or Bob Rode at 859-273-9999.

Fr. Pat


Advancing the Journey

Dear Parishioners

It is now time for our parish Advancing the Journey building program to take the next big step forward.

We have important new information to share and we need to make a crucial decision together.

Therefore, we will have a critical Town Hall meeting on Sunday, March 3 at 2PM. I cannot stress enough how important it is that as many people as possible attend! The meeting will be in the church basement hall and light refreshments will be served.

In the meantime, we will be sharing important information with you so that you can be fully prepared for the March meeting. Please, be looking for e-mails and for information shared on our website and on our Facebook page.

 

And please plan now to come on March 3!

 

Thank you for your attention and concern.


Your Contact Information

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Mardi Gras

Let the Good Times Roll!

Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Bring friends and family to close out the time of Carnival (Ordinary Time) and enter into the Season of Lent. Potluck dinner with special menu from Gumbo Ya-Ya. Sign-up to bring a dish and reserve a table after masses February 17 and 24. Reserve your table now!


Lent is almost here

Lent is just around the corner…. March 5—Mardi Gras Celebration at 6:30 p.m.
March 6—Ash Wednesday Masses at 12 pm and 6:30 p.m. Every Friday at 5:30 p.m. during Lent— Lenten Friday Fish Fry sponsored by the Men’s Group and Stations of the Cross


Scout Sunday

Scout Sunday in the Parishes of the Diocese
will be celebrated the weekend of February 2-3!
Everyone in Girl and Boy clubs are encouraged to wear their uniforms to Mass and receive a special blessing. There are Girls Scout cookies available for purchase after every Mass this weekend.
Diocesan Scout Mass: Feb. 24 at 12:45 p.m. at the Cathedral of Christ the King
Contact: ccsdol@catholicweb.com


A letter to the Women of the Parish

Christ Renews His Parish Retreat
To the Women of the Parish
For the past 3years Pax Christi has hosted “Christ Renews His Parish” retreats.
These retreats and their follow up are an important contribution to the spiritual
and communal life of the parish. Through this week-end retreat participants get
to meet new people, get to know one another better and come to appreciate their
faith in a deeper, life-giving way.
There will be a Women's Christ Renews His Parish (or CRHP) retreat
on Feb. 16 & 17. The whole retreat takes place right here on our own church
grounds. That is part of its charm and effectiveness.
I encourage you to seriously consider taking advantage of this offering and
signing up for this retreat opportunity by emailing Patricia Lacovara at
PatLacovara@gmail.com
The presenting team are generous and enthusiastic parish members. I am sure
you will be glad you made the choice to join them.
Sincerely,
Fr Pat


Enchanted Evening

It’s time to get registered!

Dads & Daughters Dance
February 8 at 6:30 p.m.

Registration forms are in the back of church or register online at
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eaea929a6fc1-2019

 
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