Dedication of Sacred Heart Parish Hall held Oct. 6
Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 2304 Liberty St., Poy Sippi, held a dedication ceremony and dinner following Mass on Oct. 6.
The building committee was recognized during Mass for their outstanding efforts in fundraising and diligent meetings for construction input. Deacon Precourt said, “It is here because of these people.” The committee included: Patrick Nehring, Mark Maynard, Katie Maynard, Flo Brown, Jackie Ludkey, Karen Kelly, Jim Kelly, Art Hebert, and Deacon Bob Precourt. The committee began in 2016 and in April of 2017 they had a fundraising campaign to raise money for the $265,000 project.
The contractor for the project was Craig Carpenter, Wild Rose. The cost was covered by a pledge campaign of members, a $76,000 investment fund the church accumulated over the years, in-kind donations of labor and materials, two years of fundraising and raffles, and as of Oct. 6, the only remaining debt to the congregation is $25,000. “This was a great accomplishment from a parish that has only 100 family units,” said Karen Kelly, project coordinator.
The fellowship hall has seating for 70, a warming kitchen, and two restrooms. It will serve as overflow seating for Masses, a gathering place for fellowship, meetings, funeral luncheons and other parish events. There are two access doors from the church into the hall and the two stained glass windows from the side of the church were put in the front of the new structure facing Liberty Street. “We used every bit of real estate we could for the structure and still retain as much room for parking as possible,” Karen said.
Mass is held at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday and is served by Deacon Bob Precourt who also serves at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Redgranite.