We have just moved the offices to the rectory. For a long time the offices were in the school. However, this arrangement needed to change because the Charter School is moving into the building soon. State law and Covid restrictions require that only school personnel may be in the building during normal school hours. So, we are required to move out and the rectory was the best choice since so much of the space in it was underused.
We have been preparing for about a year and a half for this move. However, in the last two months this preparation has accelerated. We have installed new phone systems and internet connections and moved in all the equipment necessary for the office to operate to the rectory. Most importantly though, we set up a divide between the priest’s personal living area and the offices themselves. We still have some more work to do since we need to make the entrance handicap accessible and finish the moving process.
I am personally excited to see all the changes that are happening. The construction in the rectory has been similar to moving, without the inconvenience of actually moving. It is also forcing us to examine the way we do things in order to be more efficient. The Office will be less hidden away than in the school building, and more visible in general. I have noticed that often confused people would come to the rectory expecting to find the office there. I am also excited for the additional income, and life the Charter School will bring to our parish.
Lastly, please be patient with us as we make all these changes. We are not completely ready yet to handle normal business at full capacity, but we will be eventually.
P.S. In case you don’t know where the rectory is, it is the building near the flag poles (Veteran’s Memorial Garden). If you stand at the front doors of the church, look directly ahead of you. That is where the priests live and now where the office work is done.