New church to be dedicated June 22

KISSIMMEE | St. Catherine of Siena Parish will dedicate its new sanctuary on June 22 at 11 a.m. The new church will accommodate more than 650 parishioners and was designed to easily expand to allow an additional 500 seats in the future. Designed by Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLC and completed by Henkelman Construction, Inc., a key feature includes the baptismal font which is surrounded by the same tile leading to the altar. Pastor, Father José Bautista said, “It connects the two Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist which bring us to heaven.”

The old church building, built in 1998, was later expanded with meeting rooms. It will become the Parish Life Center, continuing to serve the needs of parish ministries and religious education.

“We’ve waited so long for this,” said Father Bautista. We can’t wait. It’s almost like being in the desert for 40 years like the Israelites and finally having a true temple. We have gone from the tent to a temple—finally a place consecrated to the Lord.”

By Glenda Meekins of the Florida Catholic – June 10, 2019