Monthly Archives: March 2010

The walls are going up

The electrician said that all the conduits seen in this photo (above) bring power to this building and future buildings. Other conduit will feed the parking lot. In the end there will be “miles and miles” of electrical conduit on the property.

Some of the plywood walls are being installed. More walls will go up next week after the fascia is installed. The fascia is basically a large metal ring that will go almost all the way around the circumference of the roof that will provide outer structure for the roof. It will be installed in sections. Then the rest of the floor-to-ceiling studs can be put into place for the walls. All the plywood was donated by John Murphy of Murphy Plywood Company out of Eugene ( He has been very generous to numerous Catholic church and Catholic education programs.

Workers making forms for the bases for parking light poles.


Plumbing is being laid in the bathrooms. Note: There will be 5 toilets and three sinks for the women’s bathroom on the North side of the entryway. Then a unisex bathroom will have one sink and one toilet on the South side of the entry way. On that same side the men’s bathroom will have two sinks and 4 toilets.

Northside (women’s) bathroom. (above)
Southside bathrooms (unisex and a men’s). (below)

A busy day at the site.

Today there was a lot of activity on the building site. The carpenters were putting the clearstory in place above the center of the sanctuary. Eventually a tall cross will be mounted on the highest level (but we have yet to design and then find a donor to fund that). They were also starting to set some of the studs for the northern wall that may go in next week. The plumbers were starting to set the drains for the baptistery that will go to its own drywell, and the bathrooms that will go to the sewer system. And the fire sprinkler crew was preparing the pipes on the ground that will tie into the later-to-be-installed ceiling sprinklers (that should never, and I mean NEVER, have to be used).

View of Church with clearstory above.

View from entrance looking up into clearstory.

Internal panorama of the sanctuary.

Looking toward the West Window.

More work on the roof

The west window looking into the woods.

Building Committee chairperson, Brian Jackson, inspecting the new church.

We now have decking on the left and ride side of the roof.

The carpenter is working on the framing for the walls of the clear story.