New Parish Hall - for Catechesis, Formation & Socials
Currently, there is no permanent parish hall located at St. John’s. Our facilities planning process was launched due to a pressing need for a parish gathering space. Since that time, we have been blessed to enter into a three-year lease agreement that provides us a dedicated space on the first floor of the Pan Am building across Georgia Street. This provides a short-term solution. Looking to the future, we remain committed to ultimately creating a parish hall on site. The hall will provide a space for us to host parish gatherings and events.
The need for a dedicated gathering space is important as we continue to foster faith formation, hospitality and community within our parish. Throughout the year, we place tents in our parking lot to accommodate larger parish gatherings of 100+ people. The parish hall will be vital for gatherings of our men’s and women’s groups for faith formation, missionary discipleship series, our RCIA Program, young adult socials, faith formation events and fellowship gatherings.
Featuring exposed brick on two sides and located between the church and rectory/parish offices, the hall will seat approximately 150 people at tables and 250 at chairs. This space will be vital to supporting faith formation for our growing parish and to extending hospitality within our city.