Dear Friends in Christ,
Next weekend, September 8th & 9th we are going to be updating everyone on how things are going with Renew + Restore + Rejoice Capital Campaign. I think that the news we have to share will be exciting news, so I look forward to seeing many of you next weekend (I look forward to seeing you every Sunday really). What’s been happening over these last few months? Three main things:
- Finalizing plans and designs.
- Acquiring zoning approval from EGR and a building permit from Cascade township
- Beginning demolition on the existing church
Perhaps you’ve seen that the demolition has revealed a few things that we were not aware were still in the church. The biggest, and I think most exciting, of these is that we found some of the original painting and artwork in the sanctuary area still largely intact. Some of the pictures of this are on our social media pages and now our website. We are currently working with David Meleca, the architect, and Rockford Construction to figure out how to restore these elements and incorporate them into the design.
We hope you'll join us next weekend!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Scott Nolan
For additional demolition photos, please visit our facebook page: facebook.com/StStephenCatholicCommunity