Project Highlight: Church of the Little FlowerPosted: February 26, 2021
The new Catholic Church is located on Plainfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights, NJ.
Our team was honored to collaborate with the Church of the Little Flower for their “Going Home” Project, and now, the parish staff and parishioners have officially been welcomed home. Earlier this month, REDCOM’s project team participated in the Dedication Mass, where Cardinal Tobin and Bishop Lorenzo of the Archdiocese of Newark performed the Rite of the Dedication of the Church and the Altar.
REDCOM’s design-build experts are currently working on the finishing touches for our Church of the Little Flower project. Our team completed an 11,200 SF addition to the existing Church, as well as a full renovation, which now puts the Church at a total size of 17,900 SF. The Church of the Little Flower is REDCOM’s first Church project. In 2018, our team also completed an interior renovation for the Church of the Little Flower’s Parish center, which is located next door to the Church. This facility is used for religious education, meetings, and more.
Several elements from the former Church were repurposed onto the Church that stands today. For instance, the Cupola that existed on the top of the old Church was installed onto the new Church’s roof.
Additionally, the stained-glass windows throughout the Narthex were originally part of the former Church. The majority of these stained-glass windows are lit by natural sunlight; however, one of the windows is lit by an LED light, as it is located in the wall between the Narthex and family restroom.
A lot of the decorative, religious elements that are featured throughout the worship area of the new Church were saved from the former Church, such as the framed Stations of the Cross and the religious statues.
We would like to welcome the entire parish to their new home!
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To read more about the Church’s Dedication Mass, visit our blog.
For more information about the Church of the Little Flower, visit their website.