Search

Recent Blog Entries

'Four Pillars' - Intellectural Formation
Celebration of Anniversaries!
The Growth of the Catholic Faith
Current State in the Roman Curia
Projects at St. John Neumann
‘Schnippel Construction’
Parish Family
Faith into Action
Smiles!
Small Changes

Blogs

Projects at St. John Neumann

Aug 26

Written by:
8/26/2018 12:30 AM  RssIcon

Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed that there have been many different projects taking place at both parishes. Luckily, working with the facilities commissions at both parishes has been a tremendous blessing, but I wanted to take this space to give a few updates as to what all is going on.

At Corpus Christi, the biggest change has happened at the west end of the parking lot with the dismantling of the old athletic building. Quite simply, the building was beyond repair and was serving very little use any more. We examined several options as to how it could have been preserved, or at least parts could have been preserved, but the termites and disrepair made it cost-prohibitive. With the building gone, there will be a more natural entry into the prairie grasses that will go in the area that has been plowed over. The two plaques that were on or near the athletic building have been preserved and kept. Plans are still being finalized with how they will be presented, but will likely be incorporated into the prairie in some way.

Also at Corpus, we have installed cameras around the campus to assist in security and protection. Thanks to Tyler Williams and his work for his Eagle Scout project, a new sign is being installed at the Struble Road entrance to the parish; which should complement the clearing out of the brush from that same entry, as well.

Over at St. John Neumann, the biggest noticeable change is the work done to the parking lot. Major cracks were ground out and recovered. After the festival, the lower lot will be resealed and striped. There was some ongoing repair work done over at the rectory as well. The interior of the parish office was given a fresh coat of paint, as it was starting to look a little dingy.

The biggest projects that have to happen at both parishes is the repair work to the baptismal fonts. We are working with a few different pool manufacturers and installers to get the best ideas of how to move forward so that we do not have to keep doing major re-works on them. As I write this, we do not have a clear plan forward, yet; but should have that plan together soon.

At Corpus, the major work on the Baptismal Font is a recasting of the upper glass bowl. That work is being completed soon and it should be re-installed within a month or two. At St. John Neumann, the whole lower pool is leaking severely into the Education Center underneath. Having a permanent seal within both fonts is a priority.

Of course, with all of these improvements, questions arise to how we are funding these projects. The proceeds from the One Faith, One Hope, One Love Capital Campaign have been a true benefit is supplying a portion of the funding. At Corpus Christi, the Fundraising Committee has worked hard to provide events and programming that have also contributed, as have individual donors to specific projects. At St. John Neumann, the proceeds from the festival are set aside for needed capital improvements, so any assistance to the festival goes directly to making the campus better.

If you have any questions on the above projects, please let me know or talk to either Bill at Corpus or Mandy at St. John Neumann.

 

God Bless,

Fr. Kyle Schnippel


Your name:
Gravatar Preview
Your email:
(Optional) Email used only to show Gravatar.
Your website:
Title:
Comment:
Security Code
CAPTCHA image
Enter the code shown above in the box below
Add Comment   Cancel 

Enter Title


Deacon Ron answers your questions.

Comments

Re: Why do we place a white pall on the casket of the deceased at funeral Masses?
I have been wondering about that. Thank you for explaining it.

Blog Tag Cloud

"Go in Peace" 40 days acceptance accomplish acknowledge act of kindness ACTS Adoration advent Advent season adventure All Saints All Souls almsgiving american dream angels anniversary anticipation anxiety anxious appointment ark artifacts Ashes assignment assistance attention attitude baby background bake bake-off baking banquet baptism baptisms baptize Barnabas barrage bartender bathrobe beautiful beauty behavior believe best man Bethlehem big birth bishop bitterness blessed Blessed Mother Blessed Sacrament blessing blessings blind Blood Blood of Christ Body Body of Christ bond booth boss bound brave bread breads breakfast burial burning bush business But first butler cake campaign campus Canadian candidates candle Canon Law care career careers caring carry cartoon catastrophic catch catch up catholic catholic schools catholics celebrate celebrating celebration cello chair challenge challenges challenging change changes chaplain check chemistry children Chili Sunday chocolate cake choices Christ-like Christmas Christmas Season church Church history circle civil rights classroom clothes pin collection college color come together comfort comforting command commandment commitment Communion Community community of faith commuters companion companionship compass compassion compassionate concentrate concern confess confession confident Confirmation connect connection console Constitution Corporal Works of Mercy Corpus Christi cotton fields council counselors countries country couples covenant creation cremation Crock-Pot cross Crucified crucify crucify him Dad darkness deacons death Declaration of independence decorating dedicated dedicated souls dedication deeds degree depression desire determination development devoted devotion difference dignity dilbert dinner disciples discipleship Dismissal distress diversity divine Divine Mercy Divine Mercy Sunday Divinity divorce doctor document donate downtime dreams Dust duty earth Easter Easter Vigil economic education elect Emanuella embrace emphasize encounter encouragement end of life energy engage Epiphany equals equations escape estate Eucharist evangelization events examination excitement excitment expectations experience experiences expression eye fable facebook faces facility faith faithful families family family albums family life fast fasting Father favor favorites fear feast feast day feast days fellowship festival fifth grade financial institutions fire First Communion first-responders fiscal year fishers fishing flight attendant flood focus follow me followers forest forgive formation foundation of faith foundations Four Pillars fragile fragments freedom Freedom of Religion friends friendship frog frustrating frustration fulfillment funeral funerals garment gatherings generosity gentle Germany gift gift of time gifts giving global age glory goal God God's creation God's kingdom gold good example Good Friday good news Good Samaritan Good Shepherd goodness Gospel of Mark Grace graces gracious Graham Dashwood grandfather grateful gratitude grieving grow growth guidance guidelines gut feeling hard work healer healing heart Heaven heavenly kingdom Hell help hidden passages hierarchy highlight history hobbies hodgkins lymphoma holiday holiness Holy Family Holy Father Holy Spirit Holy Trinity Holy Week home homeless honeybee honor honor roll of donors hope hopelessness hopes Hosanna hospice hospital hospitality hot coal Hugo human humble humility hurt husband ice ignore illness immigrants Immigration improvements infants innkeeper innocent inspiration inspires interactions interests internet intricate investing isolate job search Jordan journey journeys joy joyous joys judge Judgement justice kind king kings island kitchen kneelers knowledge labor day labyrinth Lance Armstrong languages layers Lazarus leadership legacy Lent life lifestyles light Light is On lily pad Lit Liturgy living love loved loved ones loved ones prayer Loving Parent magi magnificat make straight Mardi Gras marriage marrige Mary Mass Mass Ending math quiz Matthew meal meaning meaningful medical student medicine medieval meetings Memorial Day memorials memories merciful mercy merida MetroCard military minister ministries ministry ministry program miracle mission trip missionaries missionary Mister Rogers Neighorhood modeled moments money monk mood Mortality Most Holy Body mother Mother Teresa motherhood mothers mother-to-be Mount of Ascension mountaineers mustard seed mysteries mystery nains narrow door needs neophytes NET nets new born king New Year nourishes November nurse nursing nurture Obiama obligation obligations October Old Testament olympic team opportunity ordained Ordinary Time outreach outsiding overstuffed bags owl pain painting Pakistan pall palm branches Palm Sunday parable parish parish family parish life parish priest parishes parishioners passion pastor pastoral pastoral care pastoral region patience peace penance Penitential Pennance Pentecost photographs Pi pilgrimage pilgrims Pittsurgh planning poet poor Pope Francis pornography poverty power powerful pray pray together prayer prayer of thanks prayers preach prepare presence President preteens priesthood prison privilege process proclaim professionalism professor Professor Liviu;Virginia Tech projects property prophet Protestant Reformation psychiatrists psychologist purpose purse question quiet quiver rabbi reality Reconciliation Red chair Red Sea re-evangelizing reflect reflection reflections refresh refugee region reinvest rejoice relationship repairs reports re-propose resolutions resources Respect Life responsibilities responsibility ressurrection rest Restoration Resurrection retain right rise up and walk risen Risen Christ risen Lord role model sabatical sabbath sabbatical Sackcloth sacraments sacred sales salt salvation Santa sarajevo Savior schedule schools scientists scotland scripture sea seeds self-image selflessness seminar seminarian seminarians seminary separation Sermon on the Mount servant serve service serving Seventeen share share gifts shepherd shopper short parables Sign of the Cross signs silence simplicity sinner Sister Joan sky small smile snow snowfall social media society Son song Soul special special services special time Spirit Spirit of God Spiritual Works of Mercy spouse Spring St. John Neumann St. Nicholas stabbed staff stewardship stone stones story stranger strangers strength structure struggling student students success suffer summer support surgeon surrender swimmer symbol sympathetic synagogue Taize Prayer talen talents teach teaches teaching teamwork teenagers teens temples thank you thankful thanks Thanksgiving the Body of Christ The Sacred Meal theologian time toll plaza tomb tours train-wreck Transform transformed transforming transition travel light treasure treatment truly cares trust turtles unconditional martial love understand understanding unique united United States Unity values vibrant vigil vision vocation vocations volunteers walk warm warmth Watch List water weather weeping Welcome welcoming wife will willing wisdom witness wonders work world worship worship space worst neighbor worthy wrong year b Year of Mercy YNIA Yom Kippur young adults young American Yo-Yo Ma