|Artistic rendering of the the St. Joseph's Parish complex,which|
will include church, social hall and priests' residences
Pastor Monsignor James R. Moore officially broke ground for the new St. Joseph's Catholic Church last Tuesday, May 31. Bishop Dominick Lagonegro D.D., Episcopal Vicar of Northern Westchester and Putnam, blessed the grounds. The new church will be located on Plumbrook Road, on the campus of Kennedy Catholic High School in Somers, NY. Fifty members of the community, including priests, parishioners, and town officials attended the ceremony, according to a news story at NCNLocal.com. That news site also reports that the fate of the old St. Joseph's church in Croton Falls is still undetermined. Seating in the new church will accommodate 800 people. The existing building holds 199.
For more on the ground breaking and the new buildings as well as photos, see the updated June 3 story by Kathleen Fitzpatrick Maffetone in NCNLocal.com, Ground breaking and blessing for new St. Joseph's Church.
The artistic rendering of the new church is from the June 2009 newsletter at the web site of DCAK-MSA Architecture