Click here to read the article in The Catholic Globe on St. Ceclia Academy that includes interviews with some of our parishoners:
Building for Our Faith Community
The second phase of Building for Our Faith Community capital campaign began in May this year moving grades 4 through 6 to the Garrigan campus after the completion of their building project. The removal of the former St. Cecelia Academy building and the 1959 addition was started this month. Our new parish center will be built on that site, connecting to the Rochleau Center and sharing a central kitchen.
The building plans, shown below, include a large parish center, an updated kitchen accommodating school and parish functions, and a much-needed gathering space to use before and after liturgical celebrations and sacraments. A meeting room and an area for our Little Flames nursery are also part of the plans. A large parking lot will be situated just south of the new parish center. The broad support of the campaign by members of the parish is truly a testament to the dynamic faith that we support here at St. Cecelia.
As Fr. Girres stated at the end of his masses when remembering the many gifts of faith that have been shared at Saint Cecelia’s Academy and Seton throughout the years:
The Academy building may go down, but the Mass of our lives will continue to be nourished in the parish as well in Bishop Garrigan Schools. As we embark on removing one building and erecting another we remember: “for the faithful life is changed, not ended.”
Thank you for supporting this campaign and helping us provide the opportunities, facilities, and access for all our parishioners to grow in their faith.
Click here for video of the demolition process