The Cathedral’s Legacy of Faith - Building for the Future
A comprehensive vision for the future: Cathedral & School
Guided by a cross-section of community leaders, our rector and bishop aim to bring the whole Sacred Heart family into the future with this plan of renovation & construction.
Phase 1: Additions to Sacred Heart Cathedral School
Spaces will be made for greater art & music education. A chapel will be built so that a class can easily step into God’s presence for prayer in the day. A new lobby and office area will allow our students to access administrators in a secure, locked environment. Following changes, the Morning Star students will come to occupy what is currently the office area.
Phase 2: Renovating the Cathedral Church
Renovations will occur in the Cathedral sanctuary, in the lobby, and for better restrooms. The liturgical artists, Rambusch Company, have been tasked with pulling all the visual elements into greater harmony & cohesion. Attention is being given to capitalize on the Spanish-Romanesque style of the structure. The two transepts will be opened up for more depth & height. A rose window will be added to the west wall of the church.
Phase 3: Expanding the Parish Office Complex
The Parish Office Complex, including Ave Maria Hall, was constructed about 20 years ago. Demand for prayer groups, parish events, music rehearsal, and receptions continue to exceed our current facility capacity. Thus, additions of adult classrooms and meeting rooms are planned for the existing structure.
Project Costs, Fundraising, and Timeline
The total project costs are projected at $5.7 million. The Cathedral Parish is seeking to raise $2 million from our local community. Parish & school savings, combined with some financing, will pay for the rest.
Joy Gordon Construction will be building the additions at the Cathedral School. We are excited to announce that ground will be broken on Monday, August 12.
Renovation of the Cathedral Church is slated to begin Fall 2019 / Winter 2020.
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