Workers began the renovation on January 2. They spent the first week preparing and removing pews, kneelers and other "removable" items (Stations of the Cross, etc.) in Our Lady of the Wayside Church in advance of the asbestos removal project, which began on Tuesday, January 9.
These photos show some of the work and transition, as well as Sunday Masses which have been moved to the Father Mackin Center, and Daily Masses, which have been moved to the Gathering Place.
The "demolition" phase ended as January ended with a moisture test being completed. In February, interior painting was completed. In March the floor tile, carpet, lights and pews are being installed.
We opened on schedule, March 31, for Easter Vigil in the church!
|The organ and pipes return after renovation the second week of April.|
|Finished Church during Easter Week, the first week of April!|
|Cleaning the Church on the last days of March.|
|The final week of March, the carpet and the kneeler installations are being completed.|
|The third week of March, the pews were finished and carpet installation began.|
|The second week of March, the pews arrived and installation began between finishing the ceiling lights.|
|The first week of March, workers installed the floor tile and wall lights.|
Work started on the ceiling lights and continued into the second week of March.
|The last week of February into March, workers marked the location of heating coils under the OLW church floor and installed the "looping" system which will transmit the new sound system for hearing-imparied parishoners.|
|As Lent begins in mid February, church painting continues.|
|Ash Wednesday Services in the Mackin Center and Adoration in Gathering Place.|
|Inside work of cleaning and painting begins the last week of January into first weeks of February.|
|Barren looking church the week of January 22 after the asbestos-removing crew finished its work.|
|January 15-22 the church sealed for floor tile removal and asbestos abatement.|
|January 2-12 The Church is torn up: Pews and wall hangings removed.|
|January 2 the construction crew arrives and studies.|
|Masses in Gathering Place.|
|Masses in the Mackin Center (gym).|