St. Catherine's celebrates groundbreaking on Church Expansion project

Posted on July 15, 2017

Our Parish Expansion Project was officially kicked off with a Groundbreaking ceremony on June 25th with a final Sunday Mass in the existing church building. covered the groundbreaking, reporting on Bishop Emeritus Paul Bootkoski's call for parishioners 'to celebrate the growth of our parish through the generations,' as he recalled the generous 1991 gift of a new church to the Catholic families in the area from a donation made by the late John W. and Catherine Raymonds."

About 120 parishioners attended the ceremony and reception, which also including parish clergy, local dignitaries and representatives of the companies involved in the expansion.

The article quoted Father Chester as noting that "the building expansion is necessary for our growing parish community because it will increase church seating from approximately 100 to 300 people at a single mass." It also creates additional space in the lower level of the building for parish ministries to meet. "It is an opportunity for all of us to become more closely united as a Faith Family -- to individually and communally recommit ourselves to our faith and the presence of the Church here in Pittstown," he said.

Actual construction on the site will begin pending final approvals of permits and is expected to be complete sometime in 2018.

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