Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
When I became pastor of St. Peter Parish in June of 2014,
I knew one of my major projects was to plan for the construction of a new parish center. I am very grateful to all the volunteers on our building committee and capital campaign committee, as well as our parish manager and office staff for all their time and effort over the past three years. Thank you again to all who have made pledges to our capital campaign. Your financial sacrifice and commitment over the next five years will ensure that our project will reach its successful completion.
I am very pleased to report that all our hard work has paid off. As most of you know, these past few weeks the building committee, following the process as outlined by the Diocese, has had multiple meetings and presentations at the Diocesan Center regarding our parish center addition project. Alongside the diocesan process, we have also sought the necessary approvals and permits from the county and township. This past week, after a final meeting with Bishop Gainer and the College of Consultors, St. Peter Parish was given the official final approval for construction to begin!
In the coming weeks, there will be meetings to tie up any loose ends between the township, county, and our builder, engineers, architect, etc. Our construction and land development plans have been released by the township to be signed and recorded as this pre-construction process comes to a close. Shortly thereafter we will begin to see lots of "activity" at Marshall Drive. Construction excavating equipment, trailers and other items will move in. As the construction schedule is firmed up with our builder, Pyramid, we will provide as much detail as possible so everyone knows how the process is moving along.
Praise God for His goodness to our parish!
Peace, Fr. Steve