During Holy Week we pray for all those involved in the pouring of the cement for the walls of our new parish offices and school. These walls will be tilted up during Easter Week. It is such an exciting time for the community to see structures rising before our eyes. Take some time to stop outside the construction area and peer through the chain link fence as our future takes shape before us.
Related to these labors for our future, the Naming Committee is currently in the process of connecting with donors about the naming of specific rooms, offices, classrooms, and halls. This process will conclude the first week of June. If you have been interested in offering a significant donation to the Capital Campaign, and have not yet; please feel free to contact Fr. Dave or the campaign administrator, Sue Kneer at 916-482-9666. This is an ideal time to remember family members, both living and deceased.
Last, in May you will be hearing about the “Brick Campaign”. Stay tuned for more information on how to purchase a memorial brick or paver that will mark our pathways here at St. Ignatius.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to making our parish dreams a reality.
If you have the chance to peek your head out the side of the north doors of the Church towards where the school once was, you will see that the foundation has begun to be laid. Soon you will see the pourings and walls going up for our new parish offices and school. While the edifice rises, many families are being contacted over the next few months to begin naming the classrooms and offices of our new facilities after those who have gone before us. Special welcome is being offered on January 20th to new families of the parish and school at the home of parishioner, Gloria Naify. So much excitement, and still there is room for you to join in if you have not done so yet. There is a place for everyone to feel a part of our future. Emmanuel, God is with us in so many ways, filling us with gratitude and inviting us to imitate a generosity that shines a light in our city and our world. Merry Christmas.
A new school building, with up-to-date classrooms, both upper and lower science labs, and the technological infrastructure to prepare our students for secondary school, college, and beyond; Additional meeting space; An outdoor gathering space in closer proximity to the church; And parish offices which are open and welcoming to all.