Follow the building of the new chapel in Meriden

MERIDEN, CT - On July 13, 2013, the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist and many friends gathered for a ground breaking ceremony for the new chapel. On July 24th, Bishop Paul S. Loverde celebrated the final Mass in the Chapel of St. John which will be replaced.

Follow the building process over the coming months as we add photos to the slideshow below. Keep in mind that you can select any thumbnail photo to start the slideshow from that photo onwards. We ask you to join us in prayer that the building process will go smoothly and safely in the spirit of St. Francis who was called to rebuild the Church as he took up the challenge literally in rebuilding small churches in Assisi.

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Part 1. Site Preparation and Foundation, August - November 2013.
The first photos in this set show the preparation work on the exterior of Paul VI Center as it is stuccoed to match the other buildings on the campus.


Part 2. Exterior Walls and Site Preparation for North Parking Area, November 2013 - April 2014


Part 3. Interior Work and Exterior Changes, April - September 2014



Part 4. Final Interior and Exterior Work, October 2014 - present



During the building process, the Community has converted the former living room at Paul VI Center into a temporary chapel: