For those of you who missed Mass (or left early) this weekend at St. Gregory's, there was one big announcement. Starting tomorrow, the church roof will be repaired and reshingled. Due to that, there will be a few temporary changes in our parish.
The small parking lot adjacent to Clearfield Avenue will be closed, as that's where the construction materials will be kept. The Guadalupe Garden will also be closed, as the roof slopes into it on three sides, making for a safety hazard.
Work is scheduled to begin about 7 A.M. Monday - Friday mornings, and sometimes on Saturday. That means work will be going on during 8:30 A.M. daily Mass, so there may be some noise. However, the crew will halt for any funerals during the period. Given the materials being used, a smell is expected to drift into the church building.
The roof is expected to be done by the end of July, possibly longer depending on what is found as the current roof is removed. Once completed, it is planned to begin repainting the interior of St. Gregory's in phases.