Bulletin (August 28, 2005)

As we come to the end of summer vacation, I would like to give you a summary of the work accomplished, thanks to our parish Capital Campaign. As you know this has been a very busy summer. We hired a new principal for our parish school and also made a transition regarding our parish administrator. At the same time, we addressed a number of repair and maintenance issues. These are the things we accomplished this summer:

-Asbestos abatement on the ground level of our school. This involved removal of floor tiles, which contained asbestos, as well as the asbestos around the ceiling pipes (not all of them had asbestos in their wrappings). -Removal of incinerator in the boiler room. -Patching and resurfacing the ground floor. -Repair of leak in water pipe. -Sealing the water seepage on the south side of the school. -Some preparatory work for the repair and redesign of main parking lot. -Repair of church doors.

Prior to the beginning of the summer, we had accomplished several very significant projects, again, made possible by your support of the Capital Campaign. The most significant were the new roofs for our school and church. In addition a number of other projects were accomplished:

-Repair and renovation of women’s and men’s restrooms in church. -Payoff of debt on school and Ailbe House boilers. -Payoff of operating loans for pensions (school faculty and overall parish staff) -Paydown on archdiocesan assessments and insurance premiums. -Payment of direct costs of Capital Campaign, e.g. campaign consultant (Dan O’Connor), architectural and engineering work (Kevin Broderick).

There of course have been many other repairs and upgrades to our buildings and grounds, which were covered by our operating budget. Those mentioned above are ones included in the Capital Campaign proposal. Your continued support of this Campaign will make possible other improvements, for example, to our parking lot, Bradley property and the renovation of the ground floor of our school next summer.

Next weekend we have a special event which is a great honor to our parish – the ordination of Peter Mactutis to the transitional diaconate. You may remember that four years ago we also had a deacon ordination here at Holy Family. Below are a couple of pictures from that beautiful event. Don’t miss Peter’s ordination next Sunday, September 4, at 10 a.m.

L-R: Bishop Joseph Tyson, Fr. Armando, Archbishop Brunett, Fr. Bloom

L-R. Fr. David Mulholland, Fr. Armando, Archbishop Brunett, Deacon Ted

Al llegar al final del verano, quisiera darles un resumen del trabajo cumplido, gracias a la Campaña Capital. Como Uds. saben, ha sido un verano bien ocupado. Ya tenemos un nuevo director para la escuela y hemos hecho una transición en cuanto al administrador parroquial. Al mismo tiempo hemos hecho varias reparaciones:

-Quitar de los asbestos del primer piso de la escuela. -Parchar y poner nuevo superficie al piso. -Reparara un tubo de agua en el techo. -Sellar el muro de lado sur de la escuela para prevenir absorción de agua. -Trabajo preparatorio para la reparación y renovación del estacionamiento principal. -Reparación de las puertas de la iglesia.

Antes del comienzo del verano, cumplimos unos proyectos significantes, hechos por su apoyo a la Campaña Capital. Los más significantes fueron los nuevos techos para la iglesia y escuela. Además, hubo otros proyectos:

-Reparación y renovación de los baños de mujeres y hombres en el templo. -Pago de la deuda en los calentones de la escuela y Ailbe House. -Pago del préstamo para pensiones de empleados. -Pago de parte de la aportación anual a la Arquidiócesis y los seguros. -Pago de los costos directos de la Campaña, por ejemplo de Dan O’Connor y el arquitecto Kevin Broderick.

El próximo fin de semana habrá un evento especial que es un gran honor para nosotros – la ordenación de Meter Mactutis al diaconado transicional. Seguro que se acuerden la ordenación hace cuatro años del Padre Armando Pérez. No pierdan la ordenación de Peter, el próximo domingo, 4 de septiembre a las 10 a.m. Fotos cortesía de Sixto y Gloria Ríos