Throughout 2019 and 2020, we have been holding parish town hall meetings to discuss renovation projects for the parish. This past January, we discussed the next steps of planning a convent renovation and explored the possibility of renovating the church sanctuary.
Following those town halls, we found the response overwhelmingly positive, and we took a poll of the parish regarding the sanctuary and found that 90% of parishioners were in favor of seeking renovation designs.
Before the pandemic began, we therefore moved forward in commissioning designs for both the convent and sanctuary projects. The initial designs were available and shared through a digital town hall.
After the virtual town hall, we received much positive feedback. The next town halls on September 9, 2020, are an opportunity to continue moving forward in the conversation. No fundraising appeal of any sort has begun and there is no concrete timeline for the projects. More details will be discussed at the town halls.
We hope that this will continue to be a positive experience. Despite the times of trouble we are currently living in, a hopeful and exciting future for our parish awaits ahead!