Published January 22, 2017

Design and Construction Updates


  • We continue to dialogue with the City of Portland in regards to finalizing our building permit – we are very close! Most of the officials have approved our permit – it is now down to securing a bond and finalizing paperwork for the sidewalk, curb, gutter and landscape work along 148th Ave.
  • The contractor is ramping up his team for work on site over the next few weeks including excavation. Most of the work will focus on continued demolition of the sanctuary and social room as well as implementing a shoring plan to begin the new construction.
  • The sample pew from New Holland Manufacturing has arrived and will be placed in the hallway adjacent to the water fountains for preview.
  • We are in final negotiations with Delta Sound for the sound system in the new sanctuary.
  • The contractor plans (if not already by this weekend’s printing) to bring his job site trailer to St. Joseph The Worker. The trailer will be located in the back of the property near the fence line.
  • For your safety and the safety of others, we ask that parishioners stay outside the fence line during construction. David will organize structured tours once we begin new construction for those interested.
  • The beams that will go into the sanctuary to secure our roof have been pre-ordered by the contractor and should arrive sometime late spring.
  • Our pews have been ordered and a down payment will be sent to New Holland this coming week. Pew installation is one of the last things that will be done during the project.  
  • Should you have any questions or desire additional information, please feel free to talk to our project manager, David Mastroieni at 503-998-1070 or

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