SSPP plans new high school

Times-Record - - Religion -

EAS­TON — Sts. Peter and Paul of­fi­cials are plan­ning a new high school near its church off South Wash­ing­ton Street near U.S. Route 50.

Fa­ther James Nash, pas­tor of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Par­ish, an­nounced Satur­day, Nov. 5, that the fields ad­ja­cent to the church in Eas­ton will soon be changed into a new high school and ath­letic com­plex.

“The tim­ing is now,” said Nash. “Not only is there a de­fined need to bet­ter serve the faith and ed­u­ca­tional min­istries of our par­ish with ex­panded and up­dated fa­cil­i­ties, there is tremen­dous en­ergy, tal­ent and sup­port among the com­mu­nity to make this hap­pen. Most im­por­tantly, our stu­dents de­serve the best ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence we can pro­vide.”

The school and ath­letic build­ing have been ap­proved by Bishop Fran­cis Malooly, head of the Catholic Dio­cese of Wilm­ing­ton.

For a num­ber of years, com­mit­tees of the school and par­ish have been work­ing to­gether on plans to use the prop­er­ties ad­ja­cent to the church off Route 50.

That prop­erty, which is owned by the Catholic Dio­cese Foun­da­tion, had been set aside for the de­vel­op­ment of a new church and school com­plex. With a grow­ing par­ish pop­u­la­tion, the new Sts. Peter and Paul Church was built in 2005 un­der the lead­er­ship of the pre­vi­ous pas­tor, the Rev. Robert Coine.

Ac­cord­ing to school of­fi­cials, the min­istries of the par­ish and school have con­tin­ued to grow tremen­dously in re­cent years, and the need for new fa­cil­i­ties as cen­ters of faith and learn­ing has be­come read­ily ap­par­ent. Over the last three years, a par­ish cap­i­tal cam­paign and fea­si­bil­ity study was com­pleted for a new Par­ish Life Cen­ter.

The Life Cen­ter will house meet­ing ar­eas, class­rooms and of­fices to sup­port var­ied and grow­ing min­istries of the par­ish. It will also have one of the largest mul­ti­pur­pose halls on the Mid-Shore avail­able for par­ish and com­mu­nity events.

It was through this re­cent fea­si­bil­ity study for the new Par­ish Life Cen­ter that the need for a new school and ath­letic com­plex took on re­newed in­ter­est.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.