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Additional Classrooms

posted Jul 17, 2012, 8:37 AM by IHM Parish
We need to consider adding to our Religious Education building
some additional classrooms. The diocese has found us used
modular buildings that can be set up next to our existing
building. We have only four classrooms at this point, which is
totally inadequate for our present needs. This parish has been
running a sacramental preparation program, not a Religious
Education program. Once children have made their First Holy
Communion, there is NO third, fourth, fifth, and on CCD classes as
found in other parishes. The diocese has asked that we comply
with the normal way of doing things, and in order to do so, we need
more space. Each additional used modular will cost about $7,000,
and about the same amount to set it up according to Hanford City
codes. Two modulars can fit into the space between the present
classrooms and the outdoor Pavilion. We hope to move on this
sometime in this coming year. Everything takes time, and we hope
with the help of many of our parishioners, we might continue to

Down the road, we do see expansion of programs and processes,
and for this reason, someday we must seriously consider building a
new hall to handle our needs. In this hall, will be new classrooms,
much like the one that can be found a the new parish center at St.
Charles in Visalia. My prayer and hope is that we might see this
realized within the next five years. This will take much work and
lots of fund-raising.

This is a vibrant and growing parish, and God has blessed us with
so many good people. Our future holds many opportunities, and
together we can achieve them.