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NEW SCHOOL STORY

New Chapel and Retrofitted Newman Center

September 22, 2013 was a memorable day for the Newman Community in San Luis Obispo. After many years of planning and fundraising, and more than a year of construction Our Lady of Mercy Chapel is complete.

New Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at Newman Center in San Luis Obispo
Photo by Thien Vu-Nguyen

On Sunday September 22, we had our first Mass with students from Cal Poly and Cuesta. It was a packed house! The chapel can seat comfortably 181 people. This leaves some room for our Music Ministers whose talent and instruments help us worship with exuberance. Glass panels can be opened between the community room and the Chapel to provide for a bit of overflow.

The Cross, statues of Mary and Joseph and the Station of the Cross are all from Marist House in Framingham. This wonderful donation to the young people at Poly and Cuesta adds a great deal to the sacred space and gives it a wonderful feel. Thanks to the Society of Mary USA and to all the Individual Marist Communities and Marists who offered prayerful support and financial donations to help with the project! We are grateful.

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New Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at Newman Center in San Luis Obispo
Photo by Thien Vu-Nguyen
 
New Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at Newman Center in San Luis Obispo
Photo by Thien Vu-Nguyen


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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