Members of the Pooler Catholic Community and dignitaries prepare to ceremoniously break ground on the project. Photograph by Michael J. Johnson.
Members of the Pooler Catholic Community and dignitaries prepare to ceremoniously break ground on the project. Photograph by Michael J. Johnson.
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Corpus Christi Catholic Community in Pooler held blessing ceremony for new mission church site

Originally Appeared in : 9809-4/26/18

SAVANNAH--The groundbreaking ceremony April 22, which initiated eight months of construction, consisted of prayers, scripture readings, hymns and the blessing by Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., bishop of Savannah.

 

Father Thomas J. Murphy, the pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Port Wentworth, said, “Today, we give glory to God and our Savior Jesus Christ as we work to build his kingdom on earth and shovel the first blessed dirt on our way to our final dedication as Corpus Christi Catholic Church.”

 

A group of Catholic faithful in the Pooler area, the Pooler Catholic Community, has been raising money to build this facility at 1745 Benton Blvd. off of Pooler Parkway.

 

The $4.2 million project is expected to be complete by early December 2018. The new 17,000-square-foot parish multipurpose building will be used for worship, pastoral offices, and religious education until a sanctuary can be constructed in the future.

 

The Pooler Catholic Community, led by the Father Murphy, was founded on May 2, 2015, and the first Mass was held in a rented space at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. Corpus Christi is a mission of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Port Wentworth where Father Murphy is the pastor.

 

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