Church Design

Designing a House For Worship

Educational Series - Lent

An Introduction to the Church-building Process

The preparation phase of our church building project begins. The Steering and Church Design Committees invite your participation and input. Facilitated by Ken Griesemer, our Liturgical Design Consultant, this 3-part informational series will guide the parish in the process of shaping the vision of a new church by presenting the history, guidelines, and principles of liturgical design. This series will introduce us to the church-building process and lay the foundation for understanding what the liturgy calls for in a new worship space.

These sessions will be offered twice each day: 9:00 – 11:30 A.M. (Gillin Hall) & 6:30 – 9:00 P.M. (School Gym) 

Monday, March 13 -To Build with Living Stones: An Overview of the Process 

Tuesday, March 14 - Our Story:History of Church Architecture & Liturgy 

Wednesday, March 15 - Liturgical Spirituality:The Environment for Liturgy & Devotion. If this is what we believe, what kind of church are we called to build?


Designing a House For Worship

Liturgical Programming Series - Easter

The Visioning Process for a New Church

This series of 6 workshops will help our Liturgical Design Consultant write up the “program” for the architect, the written document that tells the architect the scope of the design we desire. At these workshops, the consultant will facilitate a process in which the visioning process becomes more concrete and our input is welcome.  We will look at various church designs and layouts to better understand the options, discuss and share ideas, draw possibilities, and as a result, have a real voice in the outcome of the design process. 


These sessions will be offered twice each day:  9:00 – 11:30 A.M. (Gillin Hall) and 6:30 – 9:00 P.M. (School Gym) 

Monday, April 24 – Gathering as the Body of Christ

Tuesday, April 25- The Font and the Place of Baptism

Monday, May 8- The Nave and the Place of the Assembly

Tuesday, May 9- The Reservation of the Blessed Sacrament

Monday, May 22- Shrines and Sacred Art

Tuesday, May 23 - Summary of Our Vision; Where do we go from here?