Dear Parish family!
I’m pleased to share this brief update with you regarding our proposed building project.
The study completed last fall indicated a strong desire to expand our meeting space as well as address a variety of other parish space needs. We also learned from the study that our fundraising capabilities require us to downsize the project slightly to a more affordable budget. Keeping the budget within reach makes us good stewards of our resources and increases the opportunity to make this vital building expansion become a reality.
Over the past few months, we have been working diligently with the architect on a new version of the plan which we feel addresses all the space needs identified in the study. Our new master plan reflects a creative and practical approach by not only adding new space but also repurposing and updating existing space. Overall, I am happy to say that our new vision for our parish facilities is exciting and will provide something for everyone.
The new building expansion and improvement master plan touches all aspects of parish life from spiritual to social. Just to give you a quick glimpse, the plan calls for a new Adoration Chapel, ample new meeting rooms, relocated offices, additional storage, a new early childhood learning center and several other facility improvements that will benefit the entire parish. It also includes a few improved features for all faith formation and school families.
We are extremely excited about our new plan and we are most anxious to share it with you. While we are close, there are still some components of the plan that require additional time and energy. It is our hope to unveil this new vision to the entire parish at a special gathering on Tuesday evening, September 25. So, mark your calendars and plan to be a part of this historic event.
This has been a long process, and I thank you for your kind patience. Please know that by making these improvements to our parish facilities we will strengthen our family of faith here at St. Brendan. I have great confidence that with our Lord’s blessing and your faithful support, we can accomplish anything. More information will be forthcoming as we move closer to our September unveiling.