New Parish Centre Taking Shape
New Parish Centre Moves to Construction Phase Newsletter
One of the biggest initiatives that our parish has begun as a result of the growth of Parish Ministries and activities at St. Francis Xavier Parish that clearly demonstrates that we have outgrown our present facility is to have completed plans for a new Parish Centre.
Our new Parish Centre will have the following features that will permit the Parish to enhance the Liturgical, Educational and Social activities that it is presently trying to have and permit future growth of these activities.
Some of the features will be:
- A Nave that will seat 650 parisioners that is totally handicap accessible.
- An immersion Baptismal Font at the Church entry.
- Several meeting rooms that can accommodate different size groups meeting at the same time.
- A Parish Hall that can serve 360 people for a meal or funeral lunch, or other parish social functions.
- A modern state of the art kitchen in which to prepare the food according to health regulations.
- The new Parish Centre will also serve as a senior Drop In Centre where many of our older parishioners can gather for spiritual reflection, card parties and other social activities.
- The St. Francis Xavier Chapel will serve as a place for private or small group prayer and meditation. It can also serve as a place for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and the Altar of Repose during Holy Week.
Our New Parish Centre and its strong connection with St. Francis Xavier
Read Fr. Larry’s presentation on St. Francis Xavier and his connection to our new parish centre – Fr. Larry’s Presentation
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