1) provide permanent construction to support the school’s reading and music/art programs temporarily housed in modular classrooms;
2) provide handicap accessibility to the lower church with an elevator and connect the church to the existing parish center/school without having to walk outside across a parking lot; and
3) incorporate the parish office, currently located across the street, into the church campus.
Ultimately a single story, 5800 SF addition was designed to meet tight budget constraints.
Most unique is the rosary floor pattern along the main hallway where visitors are encouraged to pray. Archbishop Blair of the Hartford Diocese dedicated the new construction on June 2, 2019, naming it the Magowan Center to honor the woman who left the church a generous bequest.
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