A NEW MESSAGE FROM FR TOM RANZINO OCT 16,2016
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St Jean Vianney
The week of October 3-8 I was in Albany New York attending the 47th annual National Meeting of the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions. It was so supportive to be with colleagues whom I work with throughout the year through the Federation. Many of these good friends have been personally supportive to the parish and to me during our recovering from the floods.
Here is an update. As you can see from the photos on the website, the gymnasium floor is now down and a level of the painting is being done. The sealing and final finish on the floor will be done this coming week. ABSOLUTELY NO FOOT TRAFFIC ON THE GYM FLOOR FOR 72 HOURS AFTER THE SEALING. Repainting continues, and new millwork cabinets have been installed in various rooms.
The School library Circulation desk has been designed and will be built. New shelving units are being delivered to the mill work company for finishing this coming week to be finished and installed. New doors have been ordered for the west side of the Library which are to be installed next week. The School has received several gifts of new library books from St. Aloysius Parish Baton Rouge and Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Biloxi. We thank them so much !
In the Parish Hall Spandrel Glass has been ordered to replace the old "cry room" copper glass covering the storage room. Final tape, float and paint in the Hall closets are being done. Final work on the bathrooms should finish by the end of next week.
Regarding the Rectory, you can see in the photos on the website that painting is underway throughout the first floor. Plumbing connections are being installed, and flooring installation should begin soon. Target date for completion is still the end of October.
Members of the parish staff who flooded are also slowly working through their recovery. Like so many, we are all at various stages of in-completion, but hopeful that in the end all will be made new again. Like many of you I saw the horrific flooding in North Carolina and Georgia I had flashbacks for those awful days what afflicted us. So, pray for our neighbors who are entering the various phases of response to water's insidious destructive powers.
Please keep in mind that the parish continues to offer marriage counselling for couples who have had difficulties in their relationship as a consequence of the flooding. Don't neglect the vital relationship of marriage life. Call me and I can set this up for you at a reduced or no cost.
Prayers for your peace. Fr. TOM
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