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May 3, 2015

Posted by MaryJo Lauer on 5/17/15

All the brick on the east end of the new church has now been completely laid.  So please drive by and take a good look at the beautiful cross that has been incorporated in the brick.  Jim and Leon have also finished laying the brick on the north wall ... Read More »

April 26, 2015

Posted by MaryJo Lauer on 4/27/15

We are moving right along - The last layer of sheet rock has been put on the center section of the east wall (where the altar of repose is located, and the three arches pointing up to a peak in the middle).  On the north and south side of ... Read More »

April 19, 2015

Posted by MaryJo Lauer on 4/18/15

The exciting news this week is that the metal framing in the sanctuary area is coming along nicely.  Dan, Tim and Vince have been working hard on forming the pillars, arches, and peak of the sanctuary area.  This has been quite the challenge for the fellows but they are ... Read More »

April 12, 2015

Posted by MaryJo Lauer on 4/11/15

What an emotional ride the parishioners of St Patrick’s have had these past two weeks.  The good Lord blessed us with a beautiful day for the demolition of our old church.  There was a great crowd and I’m sure those that came were happy they didn’t miss the once ... Read More »

March 22, 2015

Posted by MaryJo Lauer on 3/21/15

Chicken Little says “The SKY is falling!  the SKY is falling!”  BUT in St Patrick’s case it is more like “The SCAFFODLING is falling!!  The SCAFFOLDING is falling!!”  (I know, I’m dating myself).   Yes indeed, the scaffolding came down on Monday and Tuesday, what a sight to behold.  As ... Read More »

March 15, 2015

Posted by MaryJo Lauer on 3/13/15

What a wonderful week – I’ll take a taste of spring anytime.  As you drive around the church take notice of the east end – both corners are now completely bricked and you can see what the “keystone” looks like (white precast stone in center of window arch).  The ... Read More »

March 8, 2015

Posted by MaryJo Lauer on 3/08/15

We’ve had a lot of workers on site this past week, as a result much work has been done.  The north east corner of the building (lower level) has been completely bricked.  The masonry fellows put on the precast concrete on the south/east end of the building and around ... Read More »

March 1, 2015

Posted by MaryJo Lauer on 2/26/15

A little cold this past week, but the masonry fellows continued on with their brick laying.  You will now see that their plastic protection has been moved to the north east corner of the church building.  They are almost finished with the section from east wall of the north ... Read More »

February 22, 2015

Posted by MaryJo Lauer on 2/20/15

The north side nave wall (where the four tall windows are located) is completely bricked now.  The “keystone” pieces have not been put in place yet, as we are waiting on their arrival.  (keystone – the pre cast concrete rectangular piece in the middle of the arch over the ... Read More »

February 15, 2015

Posted by MaryJo Lauer on 2/16/15

Brick progress has been made this past week, even though you cannot see the progress.  The fellows have been working on the north side of the church – getting the nave wall brick laid.  You can also see some of the pre cast concrete that was put in place ... Read More »