Our parish places Jesus Christ at the center of focus – sacramentally, liturgically, architecturally – because from Christ alone flows life into the faithful community. To adorn and order the sanctuary properly allows the faithful to rest in God and offer fitting worship. These truths move us to complete some key elements of our Saint Anne sanctuary. Plans would include leveling and carpeting the floor, adding new pews, defining the sanctuary to better incorporate the ambo and tabernacle, adding confessionals and sacristy, and relocating the choir.
Stewardship calls us to care for our church property with prudent foresight as it is the place gifted to us by God to worship him. To maintain the church and avoid ongoing wasteful expenditure, we must address deficiencies in the fire sprinkler system. We have commissioned plans to convert our current system, which is above the ceiling and requires the use of anti-freeze, to a wet system (water only), by re-piping the sprinkler system to the interior of the church.
With more than 200 children registered for faith formation and an increasing number of adult programming sessions, we are running out of space. A new parish center positions us for growth, fosters more learning, and creates a place where our parish family can grow in faith and fellowship.
Our primary task is to finish and enclose the exterior of the building. Preliminary plans include a large multipurpose room with capacity to seat 350 people, 9-10 classrooms, garage space, and storage rooms.
The total cost of this project is $2.8 million. Through this campaign, we hope to raise sufficient funds to begin the project with plans to borrow the remainder from our lending institution.