Video: Our Lady of Guadalupe’s pastor wears a new hat for groundbreaking

June 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle religion | 3 Comments

Most groundbreakings involve dignitaries, never-used-before-and-never-will-be-again shovels, and one ceremonial jab at the dirt. Not the groundbreaking at West Seattle’s Our Lady of Guadalupe this afternoon. The parish’s pastor, Father Jack Walmesley, got behind the controls of a backhoe and dug into the future site of OLG’s Parish Life Center and Gymnasium, as parishioners cheered (and, off camera, Tom Hutyler emceed). Earlier in the event, “Father Jack” wore more traditional priestly garb as he spoke about the project – we’ll add that clip laterhere’s that clip:

The new 10,000-square-foot facility will include community meeting space as well as areas for parish events and sports (read all about the project here – and see sketches – here).

3 Comments

  1. Father Jack Rocks!

    Comment by Denny — 3:01 pm June 12, 2011 #

  2. Father Jack is the best!

    Comment by ellenater — 6:07 pm June 12, 2011 #

  3. A new chapter at OLG has begun – a great addition to a really great school. and yes, Father Jack ROCKS!

    Comment by Thd — 8:43 pm June 12, 2011 #

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