St. Bernadette’s seeks to build multipurpose facility on Evergreen Lane
A plan has been proposed to the City of Cedartown via a committee at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church to allow them to move forward with a new building project within the city limits.
To this end, they'll be kicking off their fund- raising campaign with a special service on Saturday, Oct. 29 where they propose to build on 13.92 acres of property on Evergreen Lane.
Father Timothy Gallagher said everyone is welcome for the service being held, weather permitting, starting at 7 p.m. Refreshments will also be available, he said.
"We're hoping that this will be both a sacred and joyful event," Gallagher said.
The idea for the new facility, Gallagher said, is to provide not only a larger worship space for St. Bernedette's parishoners, but also provide classroom space for religious education, social gatherings and faith formation.
He said the committee behind the expansion plans don't want a traditional sanctuary.
"We're still trying to figure out what to call it, but it's more than just a place of worship," he said.
The site, located next to Second Baptist Church on Evergreen Lane, also sits across f rom Cherokee Elementary School.
Gallagher said the church is also working to setup an online donation page for anyone interested in helping out with their buiding campaign.
Visit stbernadettecc.org for more information forthcoming on the prayer service and how to donate to their building campaign.
What the church asked the city to do was to annex the property within the city limits and rezone it to O-1, or under an office-institutional designation.
The city held a public hearing on the proposed annexation and rezoning application, and then heard a first reading on the proposal which will come before commissioners again during the Nov. 14 session.
St. Bernadett’s Catholic Church wants to build a multipurpose facility on Evergreen Lane in Cedartown to allow for a larger space for the congregation to use.
St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church on College Street.