St. Mary’s can be very dark at night and on cloudy days but with bright sunlight the scene is dramatically different. Each corner courtyard houses quite a bit of clear glass. Over the years the seals have given way which means we are waisting quite a bit of energy. The construction crew is making preparations to replace the glass by setting up a canopy that will keep the weather out during the swap.
We will be gaining a bit of space in two areas of the church – the south entrance and the east wing. The east wing will be the home of a good sized room serving the dual purpose of a choir room and bride’s room. There will also be a restroom and two new confessionals. Here is a picture of workers preparing to pour new footings so that the wall can be moved out about 5 feet.