It’s obviously a very exciting time for you as parishioners of Holy Trinity, for the community here but also for the diocese,” said Bishop Curtis Guillory while celebrating Mass at the church as part of its expansion groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 31. “It’s because it’s an example of the faith community, the faith family growing and extending, particularly in this part of the Diocese.”
Holy Trinity started as a mission in 1991. In 2001, it became a parish with 50 families. That number has currently grown to 500 families. The project calls for increasing the size of the church from 4,000 square feet to 10,000 square feet. Construction on the expansion begins Jan. 8.
Mass will be celebrated at the chapel in the church office Jan. 6-7. The weekend of Jan. 13-14 Mass will be celebrated at the LeBlanc Education Center behind the church. After that the parish will celebrate Mass at the Wismer Distributing Co. facility in Mont Belvieu beginning the weekend of Jan. 20-21.
The expansion project is expected to take 10 months to complete.
‘”We’ll be keeping the same Mass schedule,” said Dave Workman, parish co-chair of the building committee. “Everything will be the same for us over there (the Wismer facility).”