Buildings and Property

PHASE III - A FREE STANDING CHURCH

Fr Tyler & 2017 Land

It’s Official -The additional land for our free standing church is ours. On January 11,2017, Bishop Taylor signed the contract; and we have closed on the land that met the site criteria for the best location for our future church. Thank you to the Land Acquisition Committee: Pat McGee, Mark Breden, Tom Hennelly, & David Bordovsky, and Core Team members for their hard work over the years to help us get to this point.

The Core Team’s current focus is on repaying the land purchase loan as soon as possible, while beginning preliminary work for our freestanding church. 

The Core Team is in the very early stages of planning this final step. We are thrilled that we have arrived at Phase III of the St. Joseph Master Plan which will complete the relocation of our entire parish—church and school—from Lafayette Street to Starr Drive, on land that was our original home in the 1840s (see History). Our enthusiasm and commitment are high, as we enter these early stages of planning for our future church. Together, we begin working through the steps to reach our goal of paying for the land and breaking ground.

Stepping Stone Recap

  1. History of St. Joseph Master Plan (Oct. 9, 2016)
  2. Location Location Location (Oct. 16, 2016)
  3. Changes and Growth (Oct. 23, 2016)
  4. A Sacred Place (Oct. 30, 2016)
  5. A Stream Runs Through It (Nov. 6, 2016)
  6. Let Us Pray (Nov. 13, 2016)
  7. Realizing a Dream Town Hall Meetings Recap (Feb. 12, 2017)
  8. Reverence and Space (Mar. 5, 2017) 

The buildings and property we enjoy have been given to us by God.  Through responsible stewardship, we maintain, increase and pass them on to future generations where God to continue to bless us.  It is the responsibility of all the faithful to help in this stewardship.  In so doing, yours are the hands and feet and heart that help us maintain these gifts, through volunteer group cleanups and individual acts of care. Yours are the eyes which watch over us - if you see something that needs more attention than you can provide, please let  the know.   

Chapel Center & Education Facility (2002)

DeBriyn Center (2012)  

DeBriyn Center Donor's List & Acknowledgement

Construction Update

Playgrounds

Natural Playground Project

Sports Field

West Wing Playground

Native Grassland/Undeveloped Property

 

Chapel Center & Education Facility (2002)

Upper Floor        Lower Floor2002 Chapel Center

The Chapel Center and Education Facility was the initial phase to relocate the parish from our previous location on Lafayette Street (see History) Completed in 2002 at a cost of $5,234,198, this 46,600 sqft facility includes our Chapel Center, which seats 550; two folding walls open to Corry Hall (cafeteria) and the Side Room to increase capacity to 999.

Our Education Facility provides room for our ongoing ministries which include St. Joseph School (3 years - 8th Grade), Religious Education & Formation for children, youth and adults, Praise and Worship, Adoration, fraternal groups, Fundraising events and much more!  There's always something going on...   

DeBriyn Center (2012)

Upper Floor Layout         Lower Floor Layout        

The Norm and Caroline DeBriyn Center was conceived in response to the parish's growth from 1100 families in 200Activity Center - Empty - Activity Center -...2 to 1625 by 2009 which dictated the need for more meeting space and a larger gathering space.  Budgeted at $3,000,000, this 20,780 sqft Center provides a dynamic and flexible space for parish activities–social, educational, and spiritual–for all members of our church community, as well as enhance the scope and variety of the educational experiences for our school students.

he DeBriyn Center houses our Art and Music rooms, four (4)  Meeting/ Classrooms, Offices, a catering/ serving area, Lobby and an Activity Center for sports (basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, PE, etc) and receptions/large gatherings. 

Groundbreaking on April 4, 2011!  This is our second Hight-Jackson Associates, PA of Rogers building. Commerce Construction completed the building which Bishop Anthony Taylor dedicated on February 21, 2012 For information please contact Paul Warren

More photos 

Construction Update  

COMPLETE!!!

The Norm and Caroline DeBriyn Family Life Center is COMPLETE!

We received our Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Fayetteville.  Dedication was held on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 with Bishop Anthony B. Taylor presiding.

More Interior Photos

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DONORS

 MAY GOD BLESS EACH AND ALL

Who So Generously Helped Build the

Norm & Caroline DeBriyn Activity Center.

This Center Is A Reality Because of You. May All Who Use This Space Remember You in their Prayers, Sportsmanship and Fellowship, and

GIVE GLORY TO GOD

 

Watch to see the 'construction in action'! : 

 Part 1      Part 2      Part 3      Part 4

Playgrounds

Natural Playground Project     Design Layout

Our playgrounds have been developing over time, primarily through the St. Joseph School PTO.  Our current project is a 'natural' playground in the lower play area.

 "...in these kinds of places the experience of the natural world becomes an intrinsic part of the child who experiences it...naturalistic elements can be woven together to create a variety of physical and mental challenges while at the same time giving children the experience of immersion in the natural world."  

David Slawson, Childrens' Adventure Garden, Garvan Gardens, Hot Springs.

While designing the Children's Adventure Garden, a child development/environmental education expert from St. Paul, MN, came and gave input on what children really need. She said most playgrounds are, unfortunately, created out of an adult's often mistaken idea of what stimulates children to play (for example, the use of bright primary colors and plastic molded features such as dinosaurs), but in reality the children are bored after 15 minutes. She showed pictures, and told us children were so fascinated by a hill of dirt dumped sometime in the past, with small trees growing out of it and a few haphazard rocks to climb on, that they stayed there playing for hours.

Sport Fields

The lower sport fields were constructed in the summer of 2007 when an opportunity for the earth being removed from a development on Mission Blvd (across from Westwood Gardens) arose.  A few hundred truckloads of earth were dumped and leveled.  Irrigation was installed, bermuda seeded and three years later, we have some very nice practice/play fields.  For more information contact Paul Warren.

West Wing Playground 

Constructed for our younger children, this play area has developed over the years. In 2002, while the Chapel Center was under construction, the main equipment was placed.  This caused some water issues, so a french drain was installed.  A couple years later, the canopy was erected for shade.  A few years more, and the concrete trike area was poured.  Water continued to be an issue until 2008 when additional drains were installed and concrete was poured.  In 2011 the geodome and a donated tike toy were added.  

Native Grassland/Undeveloped Property

The parish owns the property to the east across the creek.  Two Eagle Scout bridges cross the creek to the undeveloped 7 acres bounded by trees and covered in native grasses, blackberries and wild flowers.


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