Winter Update - Jan. 2018
As a result of the extreme cold weather and age of the piping in our heating systems, our parish finances have been significantly challenged. The following repairs have been made up to the present moment:
- School: Old steam pipe in lower level of the school had to patched to stop it from leaking. A new pipe will replace this pipe in the summer, when the boiler is off. Another junction connector had to be replaced altogether. This fix is permanent.
- Administration building: A radiator on an exposed wall in the west side staircase froze and had to be repaired. The second floor heating zone had to be flushed, and all the air bled out of the system in order for the heat to return to the second floor.
- A steam pipe and junction sprang leaks in the lower church. I am hoping that as you read this letter these pipes will be repaired. One pipe was patched, and will be replaced in the summer.
Although we sustained very little damage, the cost of these repairs, will probably come in at around $5,000.
I hope and pray that the rest of winter will not hold too many surprises for us.
As always St. Peter’s relies on your generosity in times of need. If you can help out in any way to help off set the above mentioned expenses it is deeply appreciated. I will keep you posted. Remembrance in all my prayers.
Thank you. -Fr. Gagne
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