|Drawing of Front, back and side|
The current timeline appears to be as follows: Tuesday, April 4, in the evening the construction committee will meet with the general contractor. . Then if all is okay, we will seek permission to begin. Once permission is granted and contracts are signed, the dirt will begin moving. Thus sometime in mid April it might actually happen.
|Drawing of front and inside front|
Yet, every step is an act in faith in God. The church will be built on God's time and not our own. Even through I desired greatly for it to begin in March, it did not. That was good. We had rain and even snow this month. So equipment would have sat without moving and thus costing us money. So we keep trusting in the Lord.
Thus, I am asking you to join us in the prayer by praying the St. Teresa of Kolkata Catholic Church Construction Prayer. We have a small church that travels to a home each week. The family says this prayer every day and then on Sunday it goes to another home. I am inviting you to offer this prayer in your home.
O Jesus Christ, may we be inspired by our patroness Saint Teresa of Kolkata, so we may become a flame in the community to spread the warmth of your love.
Through the Holy Spirit let us build a church that will be the rock that supports your people during times of need and despair for generations to come. Mother Teresa showed us that God holds no divisions, regardless of culture, language or any other differences. Like her, allow us to overlook our human imperfections and embrace our strengths.
Guide us, Jesus to go out and be an echo of your love and compassion; so we may go into the world and be an example of your grace and mercy.
Let us be a place of serenity, acceptance, and love. Extend your ever loving arms when we visit your church as you embrace all of us, so we may live in happiness and peace and for everyone to know that they are a child of God. By your grace may we be united in the body of Christ.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Hopefully my next blog will show the dirt being moved.
Written on Holy Thursday with hope to be offer this most solemn celebration next in in a new church building.
|Palm Sunday Attendance (after Mass photo) I think we need a new church.|