Please see this coming week’s bulletin for the latest update on the parish’s canopy project.
For those parishioners who are unaware, the project consists of the replacement of the existing concrete pad, redirection of the deteriorating ramp off towards the existing side garden and the construction of a roof over the front entrance of the church building. This project has been in the works for several years now and involves a significant capital investment in the beautification of the church building.
Construction is tentatively set to begin after Labour Day, and be completed by Thanksgiving.
UPDATE: We have good news and not-so-good news on our long-awaited Front Entranceway reconstruction project. First the good news – you will soon see signs of activity as we demolish the existing steps and begin to construct the new Front Entranceway to our church with completion by early October. This project has been in the planning stages for several years and we are excited to finally see some “concrete” progress (no pun intended). We anticipate that the front door will be open during construction for weekend Masses but will make sure signs are posted if an alternate entrance to the church is necessary.
Now the not-so-good news – construction costs are higher than anticipated. In consultation with the TAC and Project Team, Fr. Bob has agreed to proceed using funds from other Parish accounts to cover the higher costs. However we want to make sure that this Project is fully-funded so more fund-raising is planned. A Christmas Concert by the Ennis Sisters (Nov. 25th in our Parish Hall – save this date in your calendar) is one example and others are being discussed. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the Front Entranceway project and please consider a further donation.
If you have any questions on this project please contact Peter Moore, any member of the TAC or Fr. Bob.