Parish Meeting Room Changes

11 September 2018 | General Interest

You may have noticed the old parish meeting rooms and Mercy College classrooms are now gone. As you may have heard there will be work on new classrooms and meeting rooms. We are hoping the new rooms will be finished by the end of this year. The work is being done by the Catholic Schools Office on behalf of Mercy College, at their expense, to provide additional classrooms for the growing enrollment of Mercy College. We will benefit from having an additional meeting room and an additional "Atrium" space for the Catechesis of the Good Shephard ministry, and from upgraded facilities in the meeting rooms.

A memorandum of understanding has been signed with Peter Hamill, the Director of the Catholic Schools Office regarding this project. The agreement is for Mercy College to use the parish space for classrooms for five years. At the end of five years their classrooms will be removed, and our parish meeting rooms can remain. This five year window allows the broader project of master planning for the Chatswood Catholic Precinct to take place.

During the construction phase over the coming months the parish will continue to have a meeting room available, which will be either a room povided by Our Lady of Dolours School, or a demountable room which will be placed behind the parish office. This means that all parish groups and ministries (with the exception of Catechesis of the Good Shephard) will continue with minimal disruption. The parish office will contact all group leaders closer to the time with details about access. Your group can plan to continue for the rest of the year, and bookings can be taken later in the year for 2019.