Building Project Update
July 18, 2021
Dear Members of St. Ambrose Parish,
I am pleased to announce that last week Bishop Burbidge and the Diocese of Arlington gave us final approval for our loan and the start of construction. After almost ten years of prayer and hard work, it is time to build! In fact, the diocese and our builders want to begin construction in the weeks ahead so that we get the foundations and basic exterior construction done before the winter months.
On Sunday July 25th, we will celebrate our last Mass in the current St. Ambrose Church.
On Monday July 26th we will begin having daily Mass (Monday through Friday both 7:00 am and 9:00 am Masses, and Saturday morning 9:00 am Mass and Novena) in the Parish Hall.
Beginning the weekend of July 31st, all Sunday Masses (5:00 pm vigil Mass and Sunday Masses at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 5:00 pm) will be celebrated in the school gym.
Also, beginning on Saturday July 31st, Confessions will be held each Saturday at the regular times (9:30 am and 3:00 pm) in the parish hall and parish library.
On Monday July 26th, workers will begin to remove liturgical items from the church and begin the initial disassembly of the physical building in preparation for demolition. The builders estimate that the demolition could take place sometime in late August.
Information and regular updates will be made available to the parish on the parish website, bulletin flyers, and pulpit announcements. It is our hope to keep the parish connected and updated so that we can all be praying for this project each step of the way until the new church is open sometime in winter 2022.
Lastly, I thank you for your continued prayers, support, enthusiasm, generosity, and patience. Although we will suffer a few inconveniences in the days ahead, we will soon have a beautiful new church!
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Reverend Andrew Fisher