St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro is getting ready to take on a large-scale construction project to expand their parish center in an effort to better serve their growing congregation, in particular the children of the church.
The new building plans include a multi-purpose gym and youth center that the congregation envisions using for concerts, lock-ins, conventions and retreats, as well as a designated youth area for their youngest members. The new building will be ADA compliant and provide more space for the church’s PSR and Adult Formation classes, as well as creating meeting spaces for fellowship and church groups such as the Knights of Columbus, Pro Life Group, and CCW.
In addition to serving their own needs, the St. Agnes Parish hopes that the space will be used by various organizations within the community.
“We are blessed with an increasing number of children in the parish but now we need more space to better accommodate them,” explained Reverend Daniel Willenborg. “We see the St. Agnes Parish Center as an investment in our congregation’s families, both those with young children and those with children about to leave their nests. While they may be gearing up to leave their parental homes we want to give them a reason to stay active in their faith and their church family. Working to fund the project will bring both the parish and the community together in a common goal, which is as needed as the new building after the numerous trials of the last year-and-a-half and so much time apart.”
St. Agnes has already begun actively fundraising for the considerable project by hosting Queen of Hearts and 50/50 drawings, bake sales, Lomas Del Sol fundraisers, and selling cookbooks and t-shirts. They are getting ready to host a Mouse Race this Friday, June 11, and hope that people will come out in support of the building project.