A day at the Ecclesiastical Exchange

As was mentioned in an earlier post, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia runs a program that makes available to other churches a ...
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Master Planning Process - Phase III

Master Planning Process – Phase III

Developing Program Accommodation Alternatives This is where the Master Plan begins to take shape.  Using the previous reports as a ...
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St. Patrick's Church

What to do with all these closed churches?

The demolition of St. Patrick's Church in Watervliet, NY earlier this year was one of the saddest things I've seen ...
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Master Planning Process - Phase II

Master Planning Process – Phase II

Identifying Programmatic Requirements One of the most important steps in this process is accurately identifying programmatic requirements. Meetings will be ...
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Master Planning

Master Planning Process – Phase I

Physical Facilities and Cost Analysis Determining the future of buildings that have faithfully served their community is a difficult and ...
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A labyrinth is incorporated into the narthex floor in subtle materials.

Master Planning Introduction

This is the first post in a series of posts about master planning for religious organizations. Each post will discuss ...
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August 8, 2013

Close up on Italo Bernardini Crucifix at St. Athanasius Church, Reading, MA

The Crucifix at St. Athanasius Church in Reading, MA was sculpted by Italo Bernardini as a labor of love. On ...
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Is Your Church Accessible?

Is Your Church Accessible?

It takes more than a ramp to minister to those with disabilities. by Ashley Moore July marked the 23rd anniversary ...
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Master Plan, James Hundt, Foresight

Renovating Sustainably – “The Mother of All Models”

Ten years after the Motherhouse renovation, the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Monroe, MI, repeated history, ...
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The chapel includes a place for ritual ablution.

Sisters of St. Joseph visit the Interfaith Sanctuary in Albany

The College of St. Rose has been deeply involved in interfaith efforts in Albany for over 25 years.  The Hubbard ...
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