However, the church has served the Woodland community well for the past half-century. The dome over the old altar has been painted a number of times and only recently restored. The church has been re-roofed only once, in 1996. The south wall has been sealed and yet water still seeps in during winter storms with strong south winds.
Because of the growing shortage of clergy, the community is planning to build a new church to accommodate 1200 people on the California Street parish site. The has finished construction of a 20.000 square foot Community Center next to the parish school. Once this building has been paid for, the parish will move forward to Phase III of its development, the construction of a new church.
The parish has seen many changes over its 130-year history. We are privileged to be part of the ongoing history of the People of God in this City of Woodland. May the generations to come be blessed by this long and fruitful legacy. May those generations add new and exciting chapters to the ongoing story of this parish.