The 20-some inches of rain we received March 9 and 10 did extensive damage to a couple of our buildings. The gym building and the school building both had about six inches of water standing on the floors during the flood. Consequently, all those floors have to be replaced.
Now, more than five months later, work is beginning on replacing the damaged floors. The new floor in the St. Francis Room is in place. The other floors will be laid over the coming weeks, beginning with the gym. Then follows the halls, the kitchen and the restrooms in that building. When those floors are finished, work will begin on the school building. It is hard to say when it will all be completed, but we hope to have full use of the buildings some time in October.
Fr. Frank Coens, OFM
Our Mission Statement
Centered on the Gospel of the Lord, we West Ouachita Catholics are a community committed to being a positive and life-giving presence to one another and to our world - a presence witnessed by our vibrant worship, our deep love for the poor, our heartfelt concern for the spiritual growth of Catholics of all ages, and our cordial welcome of everyone we meet. We are further committed to help each church member discover and develop their God-given talents for ministry, in the imitation of Jesus Christ.