November 13, 2020
We are making steady progress on repairs to our buildings after the derecho. The old pews will disappear on Tuesday.
This past week the roof materials were delivered, and hopefully the roof replacement will be completed by the first week of December. Once the roof is finished, work on the interior of the church can begin. That will take about three months.
The new pews are tentatively scheduled to be delivered in mid-March.
Of course, everything is dependent on weather, the presence of COVID, and a steady work schedule. If everything works out, my goal is to be back in church by Easter.
The rectory still needs some extensive work before the onset of winter, with the rest of the work to be done next spring.
Continue to pray for a successful completion to these projects, which will cost well over $1 million, the bulk of which will be paid by insurance. But there are certain things not paid by insurance, so be sure to please keep that in mind when you fill out your stewardship commitment for this year.
On Monday, August 10, 2020, an unprecedented storm, now referred to as a derecho hit our area and St. Pius X Church, St. Pius X School and our rectory were all severely damaged. We feel as though we will have many months of repairs ahead of us.