Very Important Message: Relocation of Parish Offices
After consulting several parish organizations, I would like to inform you that we have decided to relocate permanently the St. Gertrude Parish Office from the priory to the school by August 1, 2013. This move, we believe, will benefit the parish, the school and the priory. Please allow me the time and space that is necessary to explain thoroughly this shared decision, as it was not an easy one, but certainly a logical one.
The decision to move was made recently and was borne from long discussions that started in January about the time the decision was made to replace the priory's large HVAC system. It was recently validated by our parish and school leadership and advisory groups — the Pastoral Staff, the Parish Staff, the Pastoral Council, the Finance Council, the Stewardship Committee, the Development Committee, and the School Advisory Council. The Dominican Community also endorses this move. This has been a prayerful and coordinated effort to ensure the community could voice concerns and make comments.