This morning I met with the architect and contractor for our parish expansion project. After hearing from parishioners about needs, after a round of parish meetings about the initial design concept, and after working with the Planning Committee to refine that concept, we're now in the stage of cutting back on the full design. Every parish building project goes through this stage, and it may be the first of several rounds of cutting until we match needs with resources. I remain excited about the plans and am anxious to refine our concept and finish the feasibility study. Next steps: after we get a more precise estimate of probable construction costs from the contractor, the Building Committee will refine the concept a bit more. Soon we'll be ready to present the concept to the parish and conduct a parish survey about the various parts of the concept.
Msgr. William J. King