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"For God's Glory" Expansion Project

Stay up to date with St. Catharine's largest expansion project in our history

Construction Cam

Follow along with the construction of the new Monsignor Sorohan Parish Center, Eucharistic Adoration chapel and additional school classrooms at St. Catharine Church.

The construction camera is live from 9:00am-5:00pm.

The construction camera is live from 9:00am-5:00pm

St. Catharine Church is growing…in a big way!

Over two years ago, Fr. Dury met with Ministry Leaders, School Administrators and Parishioners to explore solutions to address our severely limited meeting, classroom and preschool spaces, as well as our site and physical plant issues. 

Those conversations have lead us to envision a project that will expand and improve our facilities at St. Catharine including the creation of:

• A new uplifting Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

• A new Parish Center with reception/meeting spaces and kitchen

• Additional classrooms for St. Catharine School

• A new Preschool in the renovated former convent building

Fly-Through Video of our expansion project.

Phase I - Preschool Renovation


Phase I is complete and our new Preschool building was dedicated on August, 26th, 2018!
The new home for the preschool, which has been at capacity and has operated with a waiting list for the past two years, is the parish’s former convent, a sturdy brick building dedicated in 1938 for the Sisters of the Holy Cross, who ran and provided the faculty for St. Catharine Elementary School until the mid-1970s.
Our preschool, which has awarded the Ohio Department of Education’s five-star Step Up to Quality program rating, features four classrooms, a kitchen, new heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, new fire-suppression systems, new restrooms on every floor, a large motor-skills room for exercise, offices and conference rooms for the staff, and an enclosed playground. Also included is a chapel, also known as an atrium, where students will be taught the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, which emphasizes age-appropriate experiential learning, simplicity, and order.

Phase II - Parish Center, Eucharistic Adoration Chapel, and School Classrooms

In progress...

On March 17th, 2019 we officially broke ground on Phase II of our expansion project!

(from left to right): Bruce Boylan, Director of Facilities, Diocese of Columbus; John Mackessy, Campaign Steering Committee co-chair; Trish Schindler, Campaign Steering Committee co-chair; Monsignor David V. Sorohan, Campaign Steering Committee Honorary Chairman; Father Dan Dury, Pastor, St. Catharine of Siena Parish; Deacon Chris Reis, St. Catharine of Siena Parish; Bill Riat, Chairman, Project Development Committee; Scott Harper, Project Architect; Jim Negron, Senior Vice President, Corna-Kokosing Construction Co.; and Matt Palmer, Campaign Steering Committee co-chair. (Photo by Tim Magree)

Eucharistic Adoration Chapel

The Eucharistic Adoration Chapel, which marks the center of the St. Catharine campus, will be located under the atrium roof and have capacity for 25 worshippers. The Chapel, which will be located outside the north transept of the main church, will be adorned with natural stone and rustic wooden trusses.
Fixtures for the fully-equipped chapel include an altar, tabernacle with throne, sanctuary lamp, holy water receptacles, candles, ambo, two rows of four pews, and Stations of the Cross. Stained glass windows will be installed in the apse, and capping off the chapel will be the installation of eight well preserved 20th-Century stained glass windows of saints which were donated.

The Monsignor David Sorohan Center

The Monsignor David V. Sorohan Center will feature a 16,000-sq.-ft. banquet facility complete with a full-service kitchen with a capacity to serve up to 400 guests. A generous lobby and a spacious atrium will pay tribute to saints and doctors of the Church through stained-glass windows, murals, and statues.
A connecting structure linking the main church to the grade school will also include tributes to beloved saints. The school also benefits from this expansion with two new classrooms for music and foreign languages, and a conference room.

Commemorative Giving Opportunities

St. Catherine of Alexandria
St. Peter
St. Augustine
St. John the Evangelist

Stained Glass Windows in Adoration Chapel

Shares are $25,000 each with a maximum of four (4) shares per window.

St. Agnes (Sold Out)

St. Augustine (3 shares reserved; 1 available)

St. Catherine of Alexandria (0 shares reserved; 4 available)

St. Ignatius of Loyola (Sold Out)

St. John the Evangelist (1 share reserved; 3 available)

St. Joseph (2 shares reserved; 2 available)

St. Mary Magdalene (2 shares reserved; 2 available)

St. Peter (3 shares reserved; 1 available)

Parish Center

Parish Center Foreign Languages Classroom ($25,000)

Parish Center Conference Room ($25,000)

St. Josephine Bakhita Painting ($25,000)


Preschool Chapel of the Good Shepherd ($25,000 *reserved)

Preschool Classroom #2 ($25,000)

Preschool Classroom #3 ($25,000 *reserved)

Preschool Classroom #4 ($25,000)


Athletic Field Fences & Backstops ($25,000)

Stations of the Cross in Adoration Chapel

First Station: Jesus Is Condemned to Death ($15,000)

Second Station: Jesus Carries His Cross ($15,000)

Third Station: Jesus Falls the First Time ($15,000)

Sixth Station: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus ($15,000)

Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time ($15,000)

Eighth Station: Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem ($15,000)

Ninth Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time ($15,000)

Tenth Station: Jesus Is Stripped of His Clothes ($15,000)

Eleventh Station: Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross ($15,000)

Twelfth Station: Jesus Dies on the Cross ($15,000)

Fourteenth Station: Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb ($15,000)

For additional information, contact Doug Stein at our Parish Development Office at (614) 231-4509 ext. 317 or by email at: dstein@stcatharine.com