Construction Phases

UPDATE 4.18.2019 - South Stairway is OPEN

The south entrance to the church is now open.   This morning we received city approval to use the new walkway and stairs.

There are still a couple of open items which will be addressed in the next few weeks:

  • A finish will be applied on the west knee wall of the stairway, providing a proper appearance to that concrete
  • Repair to the parking lot black top around the south walkway; this was already a problem area before the construction work began and Marsh Construction is going to coordinate the repair.  This requires “hot” patching and the paving plants are not yet open.

Thanks to Marsh Construction for this major improvement to our church campus.

UPDATE 4.11.2019 - South Stairway

The south walkway was successfully poured on Monday.  It is now curing, and final miscellaneous activities are occurring:

  • Installation of the last stairway handrails
  • Final snowmelt system testing
  • Landscape filling of divots and trenches
  • Irrigation system re-connection
  • Installation of concrete joint sealants
  • Removal of all construction equipment
  • Final city inspection

If all goes well with the above the barricades will be removed on Tuesday or Wednesday and the entrance will be opened.

UPDATE 3.19.2019 - South Stairway

The concrete for the south stairway has been poured!  Work is underway on the walkway leading to the parking lot.  As long as the weather continues to cooperate, completion of the project could occur in the very near future.

UPDATE 3.8.2019 - South Stairway

Despite the weather, we have made good progress since January on the Church south entrance construction project.   After the demolition of the old stairway in late December, needed repairs have been made to the stone wall, existing drainage issues have been addressed, and the snow melt system boiler has been installed.   Over the last several weeks the snow melt system tubing has been installed for the stairway and the stairway forms have been installed.  The concrete for the stairway may be poured within the next week, especially with warmer weather forecasted.

After the stairway concrete is poured, the focus will turn to the south walkway leading from the parking lot to the stairway:  demolition, snowmelt tubing installation, concrete pouring.  Due to unpredictable March weather, it is difficult to forecast the exact completion date for the south entrance, but it may be soon. We thank you again for your understanding and patience as we enter the final stages of this important project.

UPDATE 12.28.2018
The south entrance to the church will be closed for the foreseeable future.  With the north stairs to the church now complete, work is now focused on the south stairs.  Depending on the weather, it is expected that it will take until March to complete the work on the south entrance.  As a result, please use the north entrance or either of the handicap entrances into the church.  Thank you in advance for your patience while this work is completed.

UPDATE 12.19.2018
After months of planning, hard work, and patience from our parishioners, we are excited to announce the North Stairs have passed final inspections and are ready for use! Thank you to Marsh Co. and for all those involved in the design and planning of this project.

UPDATE 11.12.2018

We are in the final stages of completion for the North Stairs. Stay tuned for updates on on entrance openings as we move towards construction on the South Stairways. 

UPDATE 11.5.2018

The handicap ramp is being poured this morning. Work will continue as long as the weather remains cooperative.


UPDATE 10.24.2018

Work on the stairs project is progressing well.  Concrete for the north stairs was poured this past Wednesday and Thursday.  After having to deal with multiple drainage issues, good progress was made the last two weeks on the installation of the piping for the snow melt system.  Assuming continued good weather, we’re expecting concrete to be poured on the flat services this week.
Due to the drainage issues, we are approximately two weeks behind the planned schedule (which was to have the north stairs completed by the end of October).




UPDATE: 9.7.2018

Good progress is being made on the Stairs Project.  You may have seen the concrete mixer recently as we had our first concrete pour for the footings of the north stairway.  Additionally, good progress is being made on the boiler for the north snowmelt system. 

Over the next week we will see the old handicap ramp removed, and additional concrete pours for the stair walls.  Then the tubing for the snowmelt system will begin to be put in place.

Please continue to use caution as you drive by the construction area.

Let us know if you have questions or concerns!

UPDATE: 8.31.2018

Construction has begun! Construction has begun on the North Stairway so remember to come early and plan ahead. We will have transportation assistance for those needing extra help into the building, please meet at the bench located by the new stone stairs near the kitchen. Both handicap entrances are open as well as the south stairs entrance. The best way for people to enter when they park in the north lot (and do not need assistance) is to walk to the west stairs (one’s that lead to the west entrance -kitchen area).


The beginning stages of our Stairway Construction Project are underway. Phase 1 of the project will mean the north entrance stairway will be closed and will affect parking. This will start the weekend of August 18-19 and is expected to last until October 2018. Golf carts will be available for those needing assistance.




Here's a view of the exit / entry plan for the church while the stairs construction project is occurring.  

During phase 1, the north entrance to the church will be closed, therefore everyone must use one of the other entrances / exits.  The main entrance / exits during phase 1 are: the south stairway entrance, the west entrance (near the parish hall) and the east handicap entrance.   It is expected that phase 1 will last until the end of October.


  • The north entrance will still be open for the Aug. 15 Holy Day Masses.
  • Starting August 18-19, the north entrance will closed and alternative entrances will need to be used:
    • the Opdyke handicap entrance
    • the bell tower south stairs, and
    • the new stairs by the parish hall kitchen
  • We will have two golf carts and they will be used to transport those needing assistance to the entrance near the parish hall kitchen


During phase 2, the south entrance to the church will be closed, with all other entrances / exits available. For more information, please email and stay tuned to for the latest updates.