The Mary Mother of God Building & Grounds Committee provides the Parish with counsel for maintaining our many buildings in safe and excellent condition. Serving on the committee are an architect, structural engineer, university facility director, landscaping specialist, lawyer and retired Naval officer, IT specialists, and other members with various backgrounds. Together they possess decades of construction and building maintenance experience. We work very closely with the Parish Finance Council, and with Stuart Boldry, Operations Director, Ed Prause, Director of Facilities and Maintenance, and Dorothy Julian, Director of Stewardship and Development.
Presently we are developing a 5-year Parish Capitol Plan and Budget to determine and prioritize repairs and improvements for our Parish buildings. This plan is “organic” in that it will be continually updated and refined as needs and requirements change. We are also working closely with our Finance Council to identify funding sources for the approved projects which corresponds with the time when work is scheduled for completion.
We have many plans for repairs and improvements at all three of our worship sites. Many projects are visible such as the new lighting at St. Ita and St. Thomas of Canterbury and the parking lot improvements at St. Gregory the Great or are heard such as the new bell and chimes at St. Ita. Other projects are less obvious such as repairs and upgrades to our building exteriors and roofs, and electrical, plumbing, and heating systems. All are important, though, to the continued and successful operation of our Parish and its ministries. One of our goals is to keep everyone informed of our committee's work. To that end, we will be periodically posting a newsletter on the Parish website.
Ed Stranc Jr.
MMOG Buildings & Grounds Committee