St. Mary Mission

 

St. Mary Mission

4843 Cynthia St., Corpus Christi, TX.

 

St. Mary Mission breaks ground for new CCD Hall

 

 

 

Msgr. Seamus McGowan

Bishop Mulvey & Msgr. Morgan

Reception after Ground Breaking

Mother Teresa Santoya CCD Hall - The Finished Product

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the past Five years the people have worked very hard to raise the needed money for the project and were blessed with generous grants from the John G. and Marie Stella Kennedy Memorial Foundation, The Pax Christi Sisters and the mother parish, St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles.

The Total cost of construction includes parking, lights and moving of portable buildings.  The fund raising events and grants have already yielded about half the cost of construction.  A loan was obtained from the Diocesan D & L Fund for the remainder of the cost and will be paid back over five years.

Bishop Mulvey recognized and thanked the founding members of the Mission that were present at the ground-breaking.  The Bishop said that in the Year of Faith it was wonderful to see the beginning of a building that will be used to keep the Catholic Faith alive and to educate people to pass it on to future generations.

Danny Lopez led all present in singing "This is the Day the Lord has made" and "This is Holy Ground" at the beginning and the end of the gathering.  

Special word of thanks to Joe Quitugua and members of the Mission Advisory Board who have devoted so much time and energy to raising funds and overseeing the planning of this new hall.