Thursday, 06 October 2011 11:50
St. Anthony Church to host daily Masses while construction continues at building site
By Coryanne Graham, Diocese of Wichita
The renovation of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is about to hit another milestone. On Monday, Oct. 17, the church doors will be locked as construction crews begin work on the interior of the church.
“We’re still open for business – the business of the sacraments and the tending to the people of God,” said Fr. John Sherlock, rector of the Cathedral.
Fr. Sherlock and his associate pastor, Fr. Patrick Reilley, will be ministering to the people of God from three locations:
• The temporary parish office is located at 442 N. Emporia. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• St. Anthony Catholic Church, 325 N. Ohio, has opened its doors to those wishing to attend daily Mass downtown. St. Anthony already offers Mass at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Fathers Sherlock and Reilley will celebrate an additional Mass at St. Anthony at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday beginning Friday, Oct. 21.
• Weekend Masses for Cathedral parishioners and a 5:15 p.m. daily Mass will be held in the newly renovated chapel on the southeast corner of the Cathedral campus. The former Cathedral gymnasium has been transformed into an inviting chapel and social hall named Good Shepherd Hall.