Improved Security at the Church

Deacon Scott Maentz Parish News

On Tuesday, May 18, Fr. Bill sent an email to everyone subscribed to our clergy mailing list regarding his plan for improving security at Holy Ghost. If you are not subscribed to his email list, which he uses sparingly to distribute important news and other information, you can subscribe here.

Here is the text of Father’s email:

Dear Friends in Christ,

As I mentioned Sunday at Mass, I want to update you on measures I am taking to improve the security of our church and its members. Security lighting has been installed on the North side of the church between the bell tower and the eyeglass store. That area will be flooded with light all night.

I have signed a contract for the installation of outdoor security cameras throughout the property. We have sufficient funds on hand to complete that part of the project. We need to collect another $4,000 to $5,000 to install magnetic security control locks on the exterior and interior doors of the church building. Authorized persons will have proximity cards to access the church, and the software automatically unlocks doors for scheduled events. These measures will further enhance the safety and security of our church and parishioners while allowing access to the building for the faithful.

I would ask you to consider contributing to the church so we can complete this project. Anyone who would like to contribute to that can put “security” or “church security” in the memo line of your check, or include a note with your contribution. As always, feel free to call me if you have any questions.

Faithfully yours,

Fr. Bill McNeeley

P.S. Some late breaking news today from the Bishop. As of this Sunday face masks will be optional at Mass and other church events, and the obligation to attend Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation is restored. You can get a copy of today’s modified decree and read more on the diocese’s website. It will also be available on the parish website.