This is the third and final installment of blogs dedicated to our groundbreaking events. Last week, I wrote about our formal dedication liturgy with the Most Rev. William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore. It was a day of great rejoicing and perfect weather. We’re hoping for a repeat on weather.
This weekend is our groundbreaking celebration. It’s different from last week’s more formal blessing ceremony. This weekend’s festivities will be more easygoing and really focused on having some fun as a community, celebrating what’s been accomplished and what’s ahead.
Here are some things you and your family won’t want to miss.
Food, Fun, and Games
- Enjoy a tempting array of delicious food at our food court of food trucks, on the site of our future café.
- Try your hand at our lawn games, providing lots of fun for the whole family.
- Be impressed by our own Nativity Student Band providing live musical entertainment.
- Cast your vote to name our new Café. We will actually use the best name we get, and the winner will receive a very special prize.
- Learn more about supporting this project and how you can help.
- And, of course…dig! We want everyone to help us literally get the project started.
Celebrating our Journey
- Staff members will be leading brief walk-through tours of the soon to be demolished chapel wing, retelling some of the story of Nativity through a creative digital display. Also on display will be a preview of what’s to come, including furniture and finishes. Tours form after all Masses in front of the band in the main sanctuary.
- Out on the actual building site you’ll get to see what the new church layout will look like- we’ve mapped it out in orange fencing that approximate the actual dimensions of the new lobby, sanctuary, altar, and café.
Same as last week, the side gravel parking lot will be closed, so we highly recommend trying out our shuttle service on Sunday from the Lutherville Light Rail parking lot on Ridgely Rd. From everyone I’ve spoken with, you will be amazed at how efficient, even fun, the shuttle is. It’s one of our ongoing efforts that will become all the more necessary as construction gets going. Our kids programs will run as normal.
By the way, this is great weekend to invite a friend or family member. It will be a positive, inspiring, irresistible atmosphere that can’t help but bring a smile to anyone’s face. It’s a great opportunity for a guest to witness what a loving, growing community of disciples looks like.
We can’t wait to see you this Sunday.