The Parish Finance Council has approved estimates for the repairs to the Mary Immaculate Church Basement needed since the June 2018 flooding events. A drain system for the east wall of the Great Room, and a new west wall, studs, insulation, painting work, some electrical work and a floating vinyl flooring are to be installed.
The kitchen area will be converted into a storage area with the bathroom to remain accessible.
Outdoor work this spring/summer will include a separate work estimate to cover re-grading of the soil to the east side of the church to direct water away from the building.
MI funds are available to finance this work as currently estimated to be about $5500.
Parishioners are asked help do the work (contact Vince Tafoya and watch the bulletin for scheduled work) which was started as of January 5 and will continue Saturday January 12, 2019 (meet in the basement at 9 AM, bring dry wall tools) or make contributions to the Parish Building Fund to help offset some of these costs.
The basement area will be left clean and set up for Sunday Catechism classes to continue during the renovations
Fr. Javier out of the Parish January 8-25th
Men in Black calendars are available and $15 donation is suggested for the St. John Vianney Society which supports our priests and seminarians.
Congratulations to Vicente Tafoya Sr., and Eric Nevarez our two newest members of the Knights of Columbus. The next meeting of the Knights will be following the 12:00 Mass (about 1:15 pm) on Sunday January 20, 2019 at Saint Patrick's Church in Rexburg. Mark your calendar and please be there.
Also, Council 12953 K of C dues for 2019 are $24 and payable now. You should be receiving your billing and 2019 membership cards soon
The Knights of Columbus Council 1663 in Idaho Falls will host an Altar Server appreciation pizza party at Leo's Place in Idaho Falls (1st St. and Holmes) on Friday January 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. All current altar servers are invited to attend. Contact Gary Smith for more information 208-521-7439