Sacred Heart Enhancement Project: To Glorify our Lord
Updates from Fr. Pat
Special Announcement from Fr. Pat11-22-2022Fr. Pat
Hello Everyone! I want to share some exciting news with you. We have received a restricted gift, from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, to finish Phase II (Narthex) of our Church Enhancement Project. Yes – I was taken aback myself – and very grateful to say the least. It should be noted, no money is being used from any SHOJ accounts.
That’s the first piece of good news, the second is this…We are going to begin construction soon, and it will be completed in the same time frame as the Nave enhancement. It just so happens all of our construction folks, as well as the architect, can still do phase two along with the Nave simultaneously. This should not affect any of our current Mass Times and “other activities” that occur in the Church building. There will be some mild nuanced changes and they will be communicated when necessary. Target date to be back in the church is the weekend of March 4-5, 2023. God is good!!
We've reached week 9 of renovations. Much progress is being made in our Sanctuary:
- All the lighting fixtures have been received and are on site.
- The electricians are beginning to retrofit all of the recessed lighting with new LED lighting and pendants are beginning to be hung.
- New lighting is starting to be installed in and around the sanctuary wall for accent lighting purposes.
Enhancement Project Key Features - Part 1
Enhancement Key Features - Part 2
Time Lapse Renovation Update10-09-2022
We are now four weeks in to our enhancement project! Check out this time lapse video showing all the work done this last month including:
- Stations and other fragile items removed from the Nave
- Pews removed and stored for our lighting contractor to have better access
- Altar, Ambo and Baptismal font moved/crated for safe keeping
- Scaffolding built on Sanctuary floor to access ceiling and back wall
- Acoustical fabric removed
- Sanctuary ceiling tile taken down to be be repainted (see photos below)
- Trim work and Niches being worked on
ALL WEEKEND MASSES will move to the gym across the courtyard. Access to the gym can only be gained through the School Lobby. Please do NOT enter the worship space through the courtyard entrance. For your own convenience, we have established a few additional disabled parking spaces in the Johnson Drive parking lot.
DAILY MASS will be held in the gym on Monday & Saturday mornings only. We will host daily Mass on Tuesday – Friday in the Meeting Rooms. We will only enter the Church building through the handicap entrance at the circle drive.
CONFESSION TIMES: There are no confessions on Mondays. Tuesday – Friday Confessions will be held across the hall from the Ministry Sacristy where Altar Servers and Liturgical Ministers meet before weekend Masses. Entrance to the confessional will be through the Monticello Road exterior entrance ONLY (the one set of church doors on the Monticello side). On Saturday, Confessions will be in the SOR Work Room inside the school lobby. There will be directional signs inside the school lobby.
The ADORATION CHAPEL is now on the lower level of the church in Room 37. Please park in the staff parking lot, and access the Adoration Chapel through the preschool entrance. All codes for the exterior and Chapel door is the same as before. Signs on the lower level will clearly mark entrance and location for both. See map below for new Adoration Chapel location!
We have tried our best to anticipate all needs, but please be patient with the changing atmosphere during this church enhancement. If in doubt about anything, please call our office or ask one of our staff members.
As always, we are most grateful for your patience and understanding.