EDUCATION | ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA EDUCATION CENTER
Six years ago St. Catherine of Siena Parish was little more than the Bishop’s blessing, a priest, $5,000 seed money, and a small group of 25 people gathering to worship together in parish member’s basements.
Through vision, faithfulness, and generosity, the first building was opened in 2011 to temporarily house the church and school. Two years later and with little debt remaining, the focus turned to the need for a larger building to educate future generations. In March 2013, Simpson Construction Services went back to work, building the permanent Parish Education Center to the north of the current building.
Phase II of construction – a 70,000 square-foot building which includes twelve classrooms, an art and science center, a media room, library, choir room, and the cafeteria was completed in time to start the 2014-2015 school year. In addition, 14,000 square-foot of the building will be shelled and ready to complete when space is needed and funds are secured.
The third phase of the master plan, to be completed at a later date, calls for building the permanent church and converting the building from phase I into space for receptions, meetings, and large group events.