Road Removal

Road Removal 2In mid-September, the asphalt from the road and the parking lot was removed in preparation for the new building to take shape. A new road will be put in place just north of the rectory.

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“Old School” Last Mass

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On June 13, 2017 – the Feast of St. Anthony of Padua – a final Mass was celebrated in the upper level of Immaculate Conception Elementary School (formerly the church). We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to celebrate one last Eucharist in this space. The priests wore special vestments (including hats called birettas) which would have been very familiar to those attending Mass, still said in Latin, “back in the day.”

Groundbreaking Day!

JUNE 1, 2017

Groundbreaking day began with a very special Mass celebrating the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother and Teacher in the Spirit with student participants from Mrs. Meddaugh’s 3rd grade class.

A box of campaign blessings, sacrifices and prayers was brought to the Mass then carried by students  to the groundbreaking site.

Bishop Steven Raica performed the Order of Blessing, and sprinkled the site of our new school with holy water.

The Bishop along with pastors representing our supporting parishes turned the first shovel of dirt, and many others joined in this celebratory moment.

A “dirt cup” dessert was served!

Ground Breaking Slated For June 1

June 1, 2017 will mark a major milestone in Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools’ campaign to construct a new elementary school at Immaculate Conception in Traverse City: At approximately 9:30 am, Bishop Steven J. Raica will join with pastors of the five supporting parishes for a shovel ceremony on the site of the new building. The groundbreaking will be preceded by Mass at Immaculate Conception Church presided over by the Bishop, at 8:15 am. All Are Invited!

Thank you to everyone who has helped us arrive at this historic moment!