Be Careful Out There!
Our insurance company, Catholic Mutual, has a regular reminder for all parishes and schools each fall: be careful while walking, driving, or doing anything outside. Cold weather is here.
To summarize: do the “Penguin Shuffle” while walking. That is, take smaller steps and watch your center of gravity. We do everything we can to clear snow from our steps, sidewalks and parking lot, but everyone should still be careful.
Catholic Mutual also advises us to make sure our buildings are prepared for winter. Thanks to Steve K., volunteers, and Englund Roofing, our school and Parish Center buildings are in better shape than they were last winter. Church roof leaks are still a concern. We continue to work with the company that put on the new roof in 2019.
I’m happy to report that we’re now only a few weeks away from being able to put Masses online again. That’s because our security cameras are in the midst of being installed. As part of that project, two cameras in the church will be used for online Masses. They can also be used for other events. It’s a great win-win: improved security, and a way to reach out to those who aren’t with us in person at Mass.
I’m grateful to everyone who participated in last year’s and this year’s November Giving Thanks fundraisers. Those proceeds are funding the cameras and a door access control system for the Parish Center’s Door #1 (the main door).
It’s On the List (Facilities)
Speaking of roofs and cameras: we have a running list of facilities projects and tasks. I’m looking forward to updating it, given how much we’ve accomplished this past year.
The main list is a multi-page spreadsheet that follows a template Catholic Mutual provided. Both our Facilities Committee and our Finance Committee use the spreadsheet to help plan our main projects. We also have informal lists that help us manage smaller tasks.
Thank you for your support, and have a great week!