Tuesday, March 17, 2009


First, we had snow, and now we've had 5 days of rain which turned the church basement into a swimming pool. As of last Friday, we had the basement walls formed and were ready to pour concrete....That is until the rains started. Yesterday, with it still raining we had several inches of water in the basement. Therefore on Tuesday, we began pumping the water out so we get back to work on the walls. The photo above shows what it looked like after all the rain.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New photos to share

When I say new photos, I really mean "new to this blog". Our parishioners are sharing some real gems with us. We shared the slideshow from the groundbreaking ceremony from a few weeks ago.

How about this slideshow with photos taken during the 1954 groundbreaking? These photos from the archive show the groundbreaking, a first Holy Communion in 1955 and our parish celebrating Mass inside the school's gym.

And we've added new photos from the 2009 groundbreaking. That expanded slideshow is available here.

And if you'd like to see the architect's drawings of our new church and our prayer as we continue Making A Place at the Table, then just click here.

Just below, you see Tom Martin's beautiful photos of our surprise March snow. Those photos plus some additional snowy construction site photos sent in by MaryAnn Leudtke can be seen in a slideshow here.

Monday, March 2, 2009


Well, yesterday was a beautiful day in Greensboro, but not if you're wanting to continue "Making A Place At the Table". I thought you would want to see some photographs of SPX with all the snow on the ground. The first two photos are looking across the consturction site with the basement. As you can tell, you can't see the concrete that was poured last week. The last two photos show the beauty of our Cross and Bell Tower.

Concrete Pour

Last week, footings were dug for over one half of the basement and installation of rebar or reinforcing bars (a common steel bar used to reinforce concrete and masonry structures) begun. Concrete was poured forming the footings which are 8 feet wide and 4 feet deep. It took 10 trucks containing over 90 cubic yards of concrete to complete this task.
The photos are as follows:
1. Footings being dug
2. Rebar installed
3. First concrete load being poured
4. After concrete poured and additional rebar in place getting ready for walls to be built