From Our Pastor – Bulletin Message for July 1, 2018
As summer commences, summertime work on campus has begun!
The 1889 side of the church – also known as the old or east side – is getting a much needed facelift, inside and out.
In the basement, a crew from Raimondo, Inc. has been removing dirt and installing a moisture barrier as well as improved ventilation to reduce moisture damage in the building. In addition, they have begun cleaning and pointing – repairing the mortar between bricks – on the façade to reduce the amount of moisture that gets into the building via rain and snow.
When they are finished, a crew from Bryn Enterprises will do fabrication repair and replacement at the base of the bell tower, lightning rod replacement at the top of the tower, and finally will paint the trim on the bell tower. While there should be minimal inconvenience, especially on Sundays, please be patient with us over the next 8 to 10 weeks or so.
In addition, a few large trees along Church Road are being removed as I write this. Some are quite old and becoming fragile in high winds; others simply obscure the view of our historic church.
These visible improvements will hopefully draw attention to our church by the people who live in and visit Wexford. Located in the center of the community, our church symbolizes that the center of our lives should be Jesus Christ and all that he teaches us — love, mercy, patience and truth.
I hope that you experience a sense of “humble pride” and appreciation when driving by or walking through our neighborhoods, as you gaze toward the church on the hill wonderfully illuminated at night, a powerful reminder of Christ as our ultimate light of life. I know that I do.
Our final major summer improvement will be more parking lot repairs and re-painting of parking space lines.
As always, we are grateful for the continued maintenance and upkeep of our buildings and grounds by staffers Carl Pieczynski (church and school), David Eppley (our summer help), Mark and Kathy Kuntz (school), and all of our Gardening Club volunteers, headed by Tania Conti. Thank you!
Enjoy the Fourth of July holiday. We are blessed to live in this great country of ours!
Yours in Christ,
Fr. Kevin C. Fazio