Thursday, May 17, 2012

Something Joe is making in his spare time...

It's been five years so far since Joe joined Fr. Danny's Dream Team our parish building committee to start planning for our new sanctuary.

After looking like this about 10 months ago...

...the 1200-seat shell is up!

Street view -- chapel side

As the only structural engineer on the building committee, Joe walks these grounds frequently, meets with contract engineers weekly, and reviews materials test reports repeatedly.

He's been very fortunate to be a part of this process with such a well-rounded and competent team. Although time-consuming, it's been a very gratifying experience, especially now that parishioners can begin to see the fruits of their labors.


View from narthex

Above the altar

From the tabernacle (reservation chapel)

The stonework is now going up...and will be a big improvement to cover all that black exterior.

Side view

We're hoping it's finished by the dedication ceremony, October 27. Otherwise, I guess we'll have to play Tiddlywinks with the bishop who is scheduled to celebrate with us!

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