Leading into our new church dedication my blog will be introducing readers to our new church facility.
This week allow me to introduce you to a sweeping new space we’re calling “The Concourse.” Think of it as a kind of Main Street, connecting the church, the new café, the theatre, and the kids and student wings. It will also be a great place to hang out and greet friends and fellow parishioners.
The Concourse will be flanked with Information Centers: to the left of the main entrance you’ll find Guest Services, intended for visitors and first timers, where guests can find basic information. To the right of the main entrance you’ll find our “Next Steps” Kiosk where regulars and parishioners can take their next steps and go deeper.
Large screen TVs throughout the space will broadcast the Mass and provide the perfect setting for parents who choose to keep their toddlers with them: kids will have plenty of room to run around, while parents can see and hear everything.
Parents with younger children and babies will enjoy a space designed just for them. Located on the second floor, we’re calling it the “Cry Loft” and you can reach it via the stairs in the Café or the Elevator in the Concourse. The “Cry Loft” gives you a beautiful view of the Sanctuary and includes more large screen TVs, so you can see and hear everything. As we move into our new church, the rest of the balcony will remain unfinished….its space for us to “grow” into in the future.
Outside on the parking lot you’ll find some new features including family friendly parking, guests and first-time visitor parking and expanded handicapped parking. Just follow the directions of our friendly parking ministers.
Also beginning Sunday, September 10 we’ll be reintroducing Shuttle Parking serving all Sunday morning Masses. Just park at the Lutherville Light Rail Station on West Ridgely Road. The shuttle runs on a continuous loop from the station to our front doors from 8:15am to 1:45pm every Sunday. The shuttle is the easiest, and sometimes the fastest way to get on and off our campus. Plus its fun! Take a ride and see for yourself.
If you’re around on Dedication Sunday, September 10, please plan and join us to celebrate, dedicate, and enjoy our new church home. Masses at 9, 10:30, 12n, 5:30pm and a Parish Festival from 1-7pm, including fun, food, live music, and guided tours.
Two weeks…and counting. Check out our map for more details.