At the beginning of this new year 2013, we are a growing parish with approximately 750 families. Our facilities have been well designed to handle who and what we are today, but the time is not far away when we will need to consider expansion. We are still working with St. Patrick’s Church in Gretna with a view towards a shared elementary school. Whatever we would build in the future would need to accommodate both our religious education students as well as grade school students. We have just completed our third capital campaign which enables us to continue paying off our mortgage as well as prepare funds for the above mentioned future expansion. Even as we grow, we all hope for a continued home-town parish feel and each of us needs to do our part to continue this spirit.