Church of the Holy Spirit in Montgomery broke ground on a new Educational Complex on Saturday, July 16, at their Vaughn Road location. Most Reverend Thomas Rodi, Archbishop of Mobile, officially blessed the ground and turned the dirt with several members of the church and community. As part of the ceremony, Archbishop Rodi, the project architect Rory McKean, Billy Williams from JESCO, and Monsignor Charles Troncale signed all of the official documents for construction to begin.
Phase One of the Master Site Plan will include a 26,000 square foot two-story building equipped with 16 classrooms, administrative office spaces, as well as the infrastructure for the necessary roadways, parking, landscaping, and the foundational pad for a future gymnasium. Construction has already begun on the project.
“On behalf of all of those who will benefit from our new facilities, I express my sincere thanks to all who have made this possible,” said Monsignor Charles Troncale, pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit.
In addition to providing the much needed Religious Education classroom space for the church, the new facility will also allow Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School to open a “Holy Spirit Campus” serving Pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade students. The new campus will open for the 2012-2013 school year. For more information about the school, contact Mary Kelley at (334) 272-7221, extension 32.
Pictured: Archbishop Thomas Rodi, center, smiles with officials from Church of the Holy Spirit following the contract signing at the new Educational Complex ground breaking ceremony. Pictured from left to right: seated architect Rory McKean, Archbishop Thomas Rodi, Billy Williams from JESCO. standing: Options Committee Chairman Nap Barranco, Building in the Spirit Committee Chairwoman Barb Rosser, Holy Spirit Deacon Steve Hellman, future pastor Father Patrick Driscoll, current pastor Monsignor Charles Troncale, Finance Council Chairman Paul McTear, Holy Spirit Deacon Gene Wadas, Pastoral Council Chairman Mark Schultz, and past Pastoral Council Chairman John Jacobs.