Here you will find the most up-to-date information about construction on campus, including changes in traffic flow, parking, door closures, and progress pictures as we build our expansion. In addition, we will be publishing information, maps, and pictures.
ST BRENDAN IS BACK!
Manufactured in Italy, the new statue is made of poured bronze and is over 7 foot tall. Like many of us, 2020 has had an effect on St Brendan. We now feature the image of an older man rooted in place, with the wisdom of many years. The new statue reflects the experience of his voyages (the boat) and his passion for the gospel (the uplifted cross). It also reflects the fact that he undertook his voyages as an older man who was abbot of his community of Benedictine monks (the ring on his finger and his Benedictine robes).
We are moving #ONEstepcloser to completing our work and fundraising for the new construction, so please consider pledging if you haven’t done so already. Saint Brendan the Navigator pray for us!
Construction Update: Oct. 22, 2020
Thank you SO MUCH for your support of the ONE Campaign! It is because of YOU that we have been able to open Phase 1 of our campus expansion. If you haven’t seen the new construction, we welcome you to come visit at your convenience. We think you will be very impressed with the project!
Construction Update: August 7, 2020
As you can see from the picture, we are making a lot of progress! This means that most of the upper parking lot will be available, except for the area nearest to the new building.
The construction crew are still working on site, so please do not let children wander back among their equipment and tools.
The doors connecting the gathering space to the new space by the sacristy have also been installed but are chained so that no-one can enter…. we want to keep you safe as it is still a hard hat area!
In case you were wondering what is going on by the Wellnitz building… we are installing a fence to go around the dumpster and bring us up to code.
Work has been done on the upper part of Wellnitz too – new double glazing was installed this week. No more drafts through the windows! Hurrah!
Construction Update: April 21, 2020
Take a virtual tour of our new construction with some familiar tour guides! Also, if you feel inspired to keep the project moving forward and on track, please consider making a pledge to the ONE Campaign at www.tinyurl.com/giveasone
Update on construction:
Corna Kokosing is making good progress both inside and outside of the expansion.
Corna Kokosing instituted 4 10-hour workdays to minimize the exposure to their crews and subcontractors. They have put into place a daily test to check their staff for any sign of the virus and send anyone home if they feel ill.
In addition, Corna Kokosing was able to bring other workers in from other sites (no additional costs) to help keep us on schedule.
The behind the school park run off redirection has been started. The plan is to have it completed by early May.And, Keel Landscaping is in the process of rebuilding the new wall in the sitting area near the church for those who would like to have a place outside to reflect with prayer and thanksgiving.
Construction Update: February 20, 2020
Thanks to very mild winter weather, construction on our expansion continues to progress at a great pace. We’ve recently added framing for the outer “breezeway” and much of the sheathing of the structure is almost complete. Interior work includes finishing HVAC, Electrical and plumbing rough-in work as well as fireproofing measures. We temporarily removed the walkway to lay electrical conduit, then reset the walkway in time for weekend Masses. One of the most noticeable additions has been the Adoration Chapel. We’ve begun demolition of the interior portion of the gathering space needed and erected all necessary steel; framing continues to progress so look forward to the building taking shape in the coming weeks.
Construction Update 1.24.2020
We have made tremendous progress and have completed laying the foundations for The Learning Center, meeting rooms, and office space wings. We are making great strides in the construction of our new Parish Center. The building is nearly 75 percent “dried in” now and work both inside and out continues at a good pace. We’re a little ahead of schedule now and might finish a week or so earlier than planned. As you can see the main outside work now, we should be completing placing of the steel frame around the building, the removal of the old entrance has begun this week and will make way for the new adoration chapel build out in the next few weeks, and then roofing work will commence on the top portions. Inside the Parish Center there is a small army of workers going hard each day to give shape to both the new parish hall and meeting space of the building. Interior walls are being framed, MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) has been roughed-in.
The first phase of our ONE Campaign expansion is well underway. All of the significant water and sewer line work is now complete for this phase and most of the concrete foundations have been poured. Steel framing for the Learning Center and new offices is well underway, and the early stages of demolition of the “point” of the gathering space—which will soon house the Adoration Chapel—has begun. Workers are also putting the finishing touches on the new meeting space roof, with a goal of having this construction “under cover” by the end of the month. Stay tuned for final renderings…
Campus Update When you come to campus, please be aware that one of our man hole covers was damaged and is now being covered as shown below. This is especially important to keep in mind when we get snowfall that will cover it up. Please drive cautiously around campus as we continue with our exciting construction work! Thank you!
Chuch Closed This Monday There will be no access to the Church this Monday, November 18, so we can continue with the utility trench for the new building. Morning Mass will still occur at 8:15 AM in Wellnitz Hall. The church will reopen on Tuesday morning.
Check out some recent progress pictures of Our Navigator Expansion! Steel has gone up and significant groundwork has been made. It’s exciting to see such significant progress in our project. Pray that we are able to keep chugging along!
It was a foggy morning, but construction progress continues! In preparation for the addition of our adoration chapel, we began removal of the exterior brick from the current entrance. Take a peek at the photos below.
Outdoor Steps Closed The steps from the church to Wellnitz Hall are now part of the construction zone for several weeks, while water and sewer pipes are laid from Dublin Road to the site. You will not be able to access them from either direction. Parishioners coming to mass in the mornings are invited to use the front entrance to the offices and go down the internal stairs, or to park in the lower parking lot. Please note that the office access is limited to the morning mass and adoration period for security reasons. – Fr Bob
Things are moving along in our construction project, which means we have some big updates to announce that will affect our current use of campus. Please take a moment to review the exciting projects scheduled for the month of October and resulting campus changes. On October 14, the removal of stone and wood trim on the existing entrance will begin. This will necessitate the movement of daily Mass to Wellnitz Hall from October 14 through October 25. Beginning October 16, Wednesday School Mass will be held in the MPR through December 1. On October 19, the new airlock entrance will…
Hello Parish Family, Here is what to be aware of when you come to campus this week! Be on the lookout for signage directing traffic and parking. The new entrance to the church will be constructed after Labor Day. While this is in progress, the East doors of the main entrance will be closed. Please use the West doors of the main entrance to get into the Church.
Hello Parish Family, Here is what to be aware of when you come to campus this week! Be on the lookout for new signage directing traffic and parking. A. The driveway between the school and church (from Davidson Rd) is now closed. Please use the entrance from Dublin Rd, which winds up the south side of campus by the rectory if you are coming to campus during the week. A1. During the weekend, the West Davidson Road driveway will be open for both entry and exit. B. The 10 Commandments memorial is being moved by Corna-Kokosing in the next week…
We are blessed by all the parishioners of Saint Brendan in your continuing support of time, treasure, and talent. Thank you to those of you that have pledged and for your contributions to the ONE campaign. If you have not yet pledged or contributed, it’s never too late. Please contact the office at 614.876.1272 and ask to speak to Tom Kollar, or visit our main ONE web page and download a pledge card. No contribution is too big or small.