A Roman Catholic presence in the Shenandoah Valley since 1932

Building Chairman's Update

building project

May 25, 2021

Dear fellow parishioners,

Thank you for all your support and prayers for the completion of our new church throughout our exceedingly long construction period. In the next few weeks, we will continue to address punch list items as to achieve final completion. I know that everyone shares my excitement that we were able to celebrate Mass in this marvelous building this past weekend. The Holy Spirit has surely brought us through difficult moments with both the construction process and the pandemic that we are now emerging from. Our unwavering faith has borne fruit and we are filled with rejoicing.

We are most grateful to our donors, known and anonymous, who generously contributed to the financial success of our project. Their sacrifice has helped create a magnificent place for us to gather to worship our Lord for generations to come. This new church stands as an amazing testament to the faith of our Catholic community in the present and long into the future.

I offer my personal thanks to everyone who served on the Building Committee and its different subcommittees. Your teamwork demonstrated your unfailing dedication to seeing this arduous task to its completion, which I find exceptionally commendable. I am honored and blessed to have been given the opportunity to labor alongside each of you in this project.

The Holy Spirit has granted us success in our endeavor and I am forever grateful to have been able to serve our Lord and our parish family. 



Phillip Thorpe

Chair, St. John the Evangelist Church Building Committee

3D church building