Archive for November, 2006

Why Does the School Need Our Church?

Saturday, November 18th, 2006

Although some churches in North America have been closed in the past, it is very unusual for a large and active parish to lose their church due to population growth and progress.  That is, the future of Assumption parish is uncertain because of the expansion plans of a neighboring Catholic school.  

As shown by the these maps, Assumption Jr Sr High School in Cold Lake is located to the west of Assumption Church.  The school district has asked the bishop for the church building and the church land so that the school can be expanded.  No explanation has been given as to why they need the church building itself. 

One possibility is that the school plans to use the church building as a large auditorium and office space.  Even though the school district will receive government funding for the expansion, they want to take control of the church building as well.  The wealthy school district is acting without considering the needs of Assumption Parish, a community with volunteers who have worked hard to keep the church grounds and building maintained. 

We believe that the school district could expand the school without purchasing Assumption Church.  A portion of the church land could be sold to provide adequate room for the school to expand.  The church building could continue to serve its religious function without being sold to the School District.  For details about how this is possible, click on this link to view some diagrams. 

The Moderator

Spreading the word

Monday, November 13th, 2006

It appears that some parishioners are starting to discover this website.  In the past few days, several inquiries have been sent to admin@saveassumptionparish.com.  For example, I received a request for handbills so that more parishioners could find out about the efforts to save our parish.  Did you find this website because you received a handbill that was distributed at Mass on Sunday Nov. 13?  Or did you hear about it by word-of-mouth?

To answer my questions, people are welcome to post comments to this article.  First, you would need to register by providing an email address so that a password can be sent to you.  Then, you just click on the comments link below the news article to leave a reply.

Please keep watching this website for more updates and developments on a regular basis.  This website was created so that parishioners and other concerned individuals would have a means to share information to help save our church.

The Moderator

Welcome

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Welcome to the web log for SaveAssumptionParish.com!  

This is the first news article to be posted in this weblog.  From time to time, additional articles and updates will be posted as information becomes available. 

You might have already visited the main website, which is called saveassumptionparish.com.  You are currently viewing the news section of the website, which is known as a web log or “blog”.  You are welcome to register so that you can log in and post comments in response to a news article. 

That is all for now.  Keep watching this website for more information and answers to your questions.