Last week, I attended a groundbreaking ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church for the construction of its new church building. Among the many distinguished guests and donors attending the event was the Bishop of Austin, who held a beautiful mass and blessed the Church grounds. It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the hard work of so many people who have generously contributed to this vision, dedicating themselves to the idea that by creating a place of beauty, encounter, and tradition we can communicate God’s love for us.
It has been a great honor for our firm at Common Home Planning & Design to be serving as a project manager and owner’s representative for St. Mary’s in this project. We have enjoyed working with and coordinating a great team of architects (BRW Architects), liturgical consultants (Studio IO), construction experts (Stewart Development & Construction), and administrative staff at St. Mary’s. Below are some pictures of the team with the ceremonial golden groundbreaking shovels.
The groundbreaking is one big step of many as we journey toward the building of the church. Now construction is scheduled to begin in early June and the Church should officially be open for worship around January 2023.