Scecina’s new chapel is nearly complete

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The construction team and Scecina facilities staff continue to make progress on the new chapel for Scecina Memorial High School. The project started May 31, 2022, shortly after the last day of school for the 2021-22 school year. Construction on the chapel is expected to be completed this fall.

“We’re all very excited to see the chapel become a reality,” Scecina President Joe Therber said. “This chapel is going to have a huge positive impact on our religious education efforts and the daily faith experience of our students.”

The chapel was designed by Entheos Architects in concert with Scecina leadership and was approved by Archbishop Charles C. Thompson of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

Wurster Construction is the construction manager for the project. Demolition started on two rooms on the main floor that previously housed the Scecina Spirit Shop and the staff workroom. The spirit shop and staff workroom were relocated to another area the building. The wall between the rooms was removed to create the new chapel space. Scecina’s current chapel is located in St. Francis Hall. The new Scecina chapel will have seating for 125-140 people and sits in the heart of the school building in the main hall. 

The start of the new chapel construction project at Scecina Memorial High School is another step in the Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time capital campaign. The pledge total for Scecina’s Our Faith, Our Journey, Our Time capital campaign stands at $7.26 million. 

Groundbreaking for two more capital campaign projects, a new main entrance and athletic and activity fields, is tentatively planned for fall 2022. Scecina also is funding Academic Excellence and Facilities endowments through the capital campaign.

The first capital campaign project, a new weight-training room on Scecina’s lower level, is completed and used daily by students and athletes.


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