Our goal is to plan responsibly for the next phase in the life of the parish family of St. Albert the Great. We have evaluated the limitations of existing buildings and opportunities for improvement with suggestions from parishioners and leaders of different ministries.
Austin is growing rapidly, and the master plan of North Burnet / Gateway anticipates an increase of 40,000 residential units within the parish boundaries, in the next twenty years. We have to increase the facilities for existing ministries and also create space for new ministries to come.
Galloway Jackson architects, with the building committee have developed a plan to better adapt to the needs of our growing parish. The plan consists of a new Adoration Chapel, a new Parish Activities Center with a large lounge and meeting rooms, and renovations to our existing parish hall.
O God, as you call us to participate in your creative action,
we ask your continued blessing upon the project we have undertaken
for the glory of your name and the good of your people.
May it increase the unity of our diverse parish family,
lead to greater devotion of the Holy Eucharist,
and foster more active participation in the life of the church.
Recognizing that every good gift comes from your loving hands,
help us to realize that giving back from those gifts
will ensure the continual growth of your people
as we proclaim the Good News of the Gospel
in the community we are called to serve.
We ask this through the intercession of our patron St. Albert the Great,
Mary, the Mother of God, and in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.