Join us on the journey to plan our future!
Check in often to find the latest updates as our Parish explores the possibility of a church renovation and school expansion!
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The exploration and development of plans to renovate our SJN church and expand our SCJN School have been underway since the conclusion of the Feasibility Study.
The past months have focused on diving deeper into the feedback and comments received from the Parish in the initial survey and the Feasibility Study. This work has supported the effort to revisit and redesign both projects. The design revisions are also being focused relative to additional considerations regarding the larger campus and our pre-existing conditions. Stay tuned!
Renovation Update: We have good news!
We have received the results of our Feasibility Study which was conducted by The Steier Group.
Overall, they show that among those interviewed and who took the survey, there is strong agreement to support both projects – the renovation of our church and an expansion of our school.
Your participation was critical, and your input too. The bonus? We love our parish! The Steier Group shared the pervasive sense of a special SJN parish enthusiasm, of being a family, and feeling SJN is a place to expand one’s Catholic faith.
Learn more about the results of the study and next steps: See the bulletin insert – extra copies are at the doors or STUDY RESULTS / CLICK HERE.
SJN Renovation Fact Sheet – CLICK HERE
A Fact Sheet has been mailed to every household, along with information about how to participate in the Planning Study. All who worship or attend school here may participate.
Learn more about our situation, needs and possible plans for a church renovation and school expansion.
Read the SJN Renovation Fact Sheet CLICK HERE
The schematics shown in the Fact Sheet are early concepts of possibilities.
- The church sanctuary floor plans: How do you feel about expanding the sanctuary to facilitate the execution of Mass?
- The church sanctuary aesthetics: The drawings shown are very early and, by nature, meant to foster dialogue.
- The front arch extends from the right and left walls, rising high to frame and soften the visual access the sanctuary.
- The rear arch extends from the rear santurary right and left walls to high above the tabernacle and Crucifix to frame them.
- The updated shrines offer more prominence to the Madonna and Child and to St. Joseph.
- Other aesthetics seek to begin exploring other design options.
- The church – not shown: side walls, rear vestibule and baptistry, confessional, music space, an Adoration Chapel, flooring, calming space for families and restrooms.
- Two different options are sketched to add space for our school.
- Design Concepts: In both concepts, the adminstrative area is renovated to better use the space to resolve administration and faculty needs.
- Design Concept 1: The cafeteria building would be rebuilt to accommodate a lower level with various funtional options (classrooms, offices, meeting areas, storage, parking). It also shows an option to redevelop the access to the school basement and renovate it for classroom space.
- Design Concept 2: A third level would be added above the existing original school building. Note: the architect team is aware that construction plans must be mindful that education takes place in the building during the school year.