Our Lady of Guadalupe moves forward in building new church
Through a variety of fundraising efforts and campaigning, they have raised more than $5 million in funding, 80 percent of the total goal. It was with great excitement, then, that in recent months orange tape went up to surround the construction site, commencing the building of the new church on the northeast end of the parish property.
Construction is now well underway on the new church which will rise significantly higher than the current church (at the southwest corner of the property), and will house more than 1,000, nearly twice the capacity as the old church. The busy, largely Latino, 7,000-family parish --- served for many years by the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit priests --- currently celebrates nine Masses each weekend at the current church and two more at the Christ the King parochial mission nearby, and all are filled to overflowing.
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Although the majority of funding is in place, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church is still seeking aid in raising the remaining $1.5 million. The goal is to be debt-free and have the church paid in full before completion, said O’Reilly-Hill.