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Will programming still occur during the renovation process? Parish buildings will still be accessible during the early stages of excavation and sweat equity work. Programming will lessen into the month of May. At one point, as construction moves along, buildings (except the church and parish offices) will be completely closed to the public until the renovation process is complete. Mass, reconciliation and other occasions that take place in the church will still occur.
How will I know whether I can enter a building? Until May, some entrances to buildings will be relocated before the facility closes as construction progresses. Accessible entrances will be marked with the painted wood signs. Construction areas will also be marked with tape and fencing. If you are unsure of whether an entrance is accessible, look for signage or ask an informed individual. Information about entrances relocating will be updated online, in the bulletin and on information displays.
Will Mass still be celebrated during the summer? Absolutely! The church and parish offices will remain open during the entire renovation process. Mass and reconciliation will continue to be celebrated throughout the summer as normally scheduled (Note: Remember, there is no 5 p.m. Mass time in the months of June, July and August.)
Will there be Vacation Bible School? Vacation Bible School will not be able to take place at the parish this year due to limited resources and space. The parish's Religious Education program is planning a special community walk event this summer as an activity for families and children.
Will there be a parish festival or picnic? Due to limited space and resources during construction, the parish will not be hosting a festival or picnic this year. There are plans to have a celebration for parishioners and families following the renovation process when we will be able to see and experience the newly upgraded facilities.
When will the entire project be complete? The project is expected to be complete in September, if there are no delays during the building process. As construction progresses this summer, the parish will be able to announce when buildings will officially reopen and ministries can prepare to plan to use the spaces once more.
Will the trees that were cut down for the project be replaced? The parish is most appreciative of its beautiful campus and the landscaping and trees that add to it. Only trees that were in the way of building expansions were removed. There are landscaping plans following the renovation process to add more plants to the areas surrounding the newly renovated buildings.
Where should I park when coming to campus? Most campus parking lots will be accessible throughout the construction process. Parishioners and guests are advised to use the parking lots on either side of the church or the south lots near the pond and Oak street. Remember parking lots are connected by the drive that runs behind the church. See map >>
What could cause construction to be delayed? There are variables that can affect a construction and building process such as unexpected weather. The parish is hopeful for an "on time" finish of all renovations, but is prepared to communicate and work around any possible delays.
What about First Communion? First Holy Communion will still be celebrated inside the church. Families will be able to park in all the parking lots on campus. The reception following the Mass will take place in Parish Hall.
What about Confirmation? Confirmation will still be celebrated inside the church. Families will be able to park in all the parking lots on campus. The reception following the ceremony will take place in Parish Hall.
How can I volunteer to help this exciting project? The parish will be looking for individuals to assist with the moving of boxes and furniture back into buildings after they are complete. If you are able to help with unloading storage units and taking items into facilities, please sign up on the renovation volunteer form to be contacted as the time nears. A renovation volunteer sign up will occur later and be announced to parishioners.
How can I give toward this exciting project? If you are interested in offering a gift toward the facility renovations, please consider giving a gift using the gold envelope inside your weekly envelope supply. Or view the parish gift list as a way to make a contribution toward artwork, a crucifix or other sacramentals for inside the new spaces. Read more >>
Renovation Safety: Saint Alphonsus Liguori treats safety as a number one priority and concern for everyone using parish facilities. During renovations, all work areas will be marked for those entering and using the premises. Fencing, orange cones, and signage will be used to identify and contain work areas for construction crews. Please avoid construction by not crossing barriers or fencing into restricted areas. Pay attention to signs directing traffic and be mindful of your children when walking outside.
Before campus buildings close to the public, minor preparations will be made on the interiors. Programming occurring inside a campus building will only take place with the understanding that the building will be occupied and all safety measures were taken.
If you should see something that concerns the safety of others, please report it immediately to the parish office, a staff member or priest. Thank you!