519 Jefferson Blvd., Greenfield, IN 46140

St. Michael Catholic Church

 

Construction Photos

  • Mary lays before the Holy Family shrine awaiting removal.
  • The lighting is gorgeous in front of the former altar.
  • Another photo made beautiful by the stained glass St. Michael window.
  • The shrine is boarded up so it is protected from construction debris.
  • St. Joseph hangs out with St. Michael!
  • The heavy "legs" of the altar are prepped for removal.
  • The exterior is prepped for the connector that will unite the school buildings.
  • Crews prepare to remove the crucifix.
  • The crucifix lays in front of where the tabernacle used to be.
  • Crews remove the crucifix's hardware.
  • The back of the church is prepared for the new narthex area.
  • The Stations of the Cross have been removed.
  • The "almost" empty church.
  • View from in front of the tabernacle.
  • The pews have all been removed.
  • Our empty church.
  • Another view of the empty church.
  • Looking toward the main entrance.
  • Looking east between Nolan Hall and the main school building.
  • Exterior of the church facing Jefferson Blvd.
  • Looking toward Jefferson Blvd. with restrooms and confessional on the right.
  • Looking into the sanctuary with the cry room on the right.
  • I-beam holding up the center of the church above the tabernacle (view from the roof).
  • Looking at the I-beam from the roof.
  • I-beam on the right of the square. View from the roof.
  • The main entrance wall and windows have been removed.
  • The ceiling fans and altar lights have been removed.
  • The cuts in the floor are for the new ventilation system.
  • Demolition has begun on what will be the new main entrance.
  • Look closely...can you see the daffodils blooming?
  • The fountain in the retention pond is running again. It must be spring!
  • The entrance off of Jefferson has been closed off.
  • An overall view of the exterior demo.
  • The server sacristy has been removed.
  • A closer look at the demolished server sacristy.
  • Exterior demo
  • Heavy machinery help with demo in the sanctuary.
  • The sacristy has been almost completely removed.
  • Exterior view of where the old sacristy was located and where the new narthex will be.
  • The old main entrance will become the back.
  • A bobcat demos the cry room floor. The concrete slab was 20" thick!
  • Cry room floor has been completely demolished.
  • View from the sanctuary into the cry room.
  • The lighting from St. Michael is beautiful!
  • Lots of debris on the exterior.
  • The bob cat jackhammers the cry room floor.
  • Exterior view of the almost fully removed sacristy.
  • The sacristy has been removed.
  • The old basement has been uncovered and will be slightly enlarged to accommodate the new narthex.
  • A concrete truck is ready for action on the campus.
  • Concrete has been poured for the new connector between the school buildings.
  • The new basement is taking shape!
  • The new narthex will be built over our new basement.
  • Concrete block has been delivered and will be used to construct the connector building.
  • The concrete block has been laid to begin construction on the connector.
  • The flat roof on the former main entrance has been replaced.
  • New conduit has been installed in the floor.
  • The new music room is being prepped.
  • The new music room has a new concrete floor.
  • The concrete walls of the newly enlarged basement have been poured.
  • The concrete for the connector building between the school and Nolan Hall has been poured.
  • View of the new connector looking from Nolan Hall toward the school.
  • A protective cover has been placed over the concrete.
  • The newly enlarged basement is coming along.
  • The inside of the new basement.
  • The bare wall at the former main entrance where St. Michael used to be.
  • The St. Michael memorial tablet is stored in the barn. It will be re-installed after construction is finished.
  • The east wall of the new connector is almost completely framed.
  • Workers have begun removing stone for the new windows that will look into the sanctuary inside the new narthex.
  • An interior view of the new main entrance.
  • An exterior view of the new main entrance.
  • The new connector is fully framed.
  • The walls of the new connector are being installed.
  • The trenching for the duct work is underway. The rebar that spans the entire floor is also being put into position.
  • The footings for the new narthex are complete.
  • Concrete footers with rebar have been installed for the new narthex.
  • Trenches for HVAC duct work have been dug.
  • Insulation on the new connector building is in place.
  • Piping for the new HVAC duct work has been installed.
  • The steeple is being taken down to be refinished in gold and reinstalled.
  • The cross is 14 ft. tall.
  • The cross is going to be refinished.
  • The Parish Office has a new roof. The church and Nolan Hall will also get new roofing.
  • The top of the connector has been installed.
  • The new narthex has been framed.
  • An aerial view of the campus shows progress on the church and connector.
  • An aerial view of the church construction.
  • New concrete outside the connector building.
  • A view of the new connector from the Parish Office side.
  • A peek inside the new connector.
  • A view from the window inside the connector looking onto Jefferson Blvd.
  • The demo crew loads the modular debris into a dumpster.
  • The demo crew finishes up demoing the modular buildings.
  • The modular buildings are gone!
  • The modular buildings have been removed.
  • A view under the new awning and of the main entrance.
  • A side view of the new narthex. More to be added.
  • A front view of the new narthex. More sections will be added to this.
  • A side view of the new narthex area.
  • The concrete floor has been poured for the narthex.
  • Another look at the new concrete floor of the narthex.
  • Exterior framing has begun.
  • More framing progress.
  • A look at the interior framing.
  • Electrical panel.
  • Interior framing
  • New framing covers the old exterior stone.
  • The new viewing area for parents with fussy children.
  • Mechanicals and insulation are being installed.
  • The new air handler is being installed on the roof.
  • Looking toward the new entrance from inside the church.
  • The new roof on the side of the narthex.
  • The cross from atop the church has been painted gold.
  • The newly gold plated cross is reinstalled.
  • The new gold cross in the morning light.
  • New walking trails have been cut around the campus.
  • New grass seed has been planted outside the connector.
  • Grass seed is planted outside the connector.
  • New siding on the Parish Office.
  • New siding on Nolan Hall
  • A view of the soon to be sanctuary.
  • Exterior brick work
  • New entrance on the southside of the church.
  • Close up view of the brick work.
  • More drywall has been installed.
  • Framing over the old stone exterior.
  • Drywall is installed in the narthex hallway.
  • Track for the new ceiling tiles has been installed.
  • Insulation and drywall are being installed.
  • New tile flooring.
  • New concrete flooring has been poured and the altar will be placed on top.

Welcome

Father Aaron Jenkins and the staff of St. Michael Catholic Church and School welcome you!  We are glad you are here and we are grateful to be a part of your faith journey.  

Mission Statement St. Michael Catholic Church is committed to spreading the love of Christ by growing in faith, building disciples, and serving all.

Vision Statement

  • Adequate space for worship, fellowship, and education.
  • A spiritually-centered, vibrant worship.
  • Support for one another as we work to proclaim our faith.
  • An atmosphere that promotes and supports family values and the teachings of the Catholic Church.
  • A total Catholic education available to all ages through our parish school and catechetical programs.
  • Participation in our Church and community as disciples of Jesus.