Families, school officials, parish leaders and students from St. Ignatius of Loyola School broke ground March 26 to mark the beginning of construction of a new state-of-the-art $9.1 million preschool to 8th grade school campus and parish offices. St. Ignatius Parish and School are located at 3235 Arden Way in Sacramento.

A capital campaign to raise construction funds from parents and parishioners has exceeded $5.6 million to date – the largest such campaign in diocese history. The Diocese of Sacramento had set for the parish a goal of $5 million, after which the diocese would provide a guaranteed loan for the entire project.

The current 60-year-old campus has outlived its useful life and is no longer adequate to accommondate the security, technology and learning facilities required of a modern campus. Parish offices, which parishioners and community members depend on for services and ministry, are also dated and inadequate.

The new campus and office features will include: a new school building with up-to-date classrooms, science labs for lower and upper grades, and the technological infrastructure to prepare students for secondary school and college; additional meeting space for parish and school gatherings, as well as parish ministries; an outdoor gathering space; and a more secure school entrance and advanced security technology features.

Full story at Diocese of Sacramento website.