Parish Basement Construction to begin in January

Dear Parishioners,

In order to solve ongoing issues with groundwater seepage into the basement, there will be construction commencing in January to excavate the church foundation in order to ensure proper water drainage away from the building.   We have been assured by the various engineers that have been consulted that this should alleviate our basement water issues.  This work will is scheduled to begin towards the end of January.

As part of this work, a drain tile system and sump pumps will be installed in the church interior. This will be an involved process. There will be sheet rock and floor tile demolition, dismantling of parts of the kitchen, jackhammering of concrete and all manner of upheaval. The parish hall and bathrooms will be largely unusable at least in part.
It may well be that we are several weeks without Catechism and coffee and doughnuts.  We appreciate your cooperation and your prayers during the discomfort but in the end we hope to have a basement with proper drainage free of flooding and water issues.  
Soon after New Year’s,  we will have a working party to gather all the basement contents in an appropriate fashion and do a lot of covering with plastic. More information with be forthcoming. 
You continued generosity is greatly appreciated.