The Next Round of Planning

In the Spring of 1993, a committee was formed to look at all of these issues and to collaborate with the architects and lawyers. This committee was intentionally called the liturgy committee rather than the planning or building committee because it was assigned the task of grappling with the multidimensional issues of the Community’s identity and of proposing a church structure that would express the particular character of its vocation and mission.

Members of the committee were challenged to identify all rites and the specific activities and spatial implications for each rite. The architects and the liturgical advisor, who joined the liturgy committee as members, looked at styles other than Gothic Revival that could be built within the new height restrictions. A master art planner was brought on board, and organists, music leaders, and acousticians gave their input.

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