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Almost There – 1/23/2018

Since the last post there has been a lot of progress on the new addition. They are projecting the construction to be done in March. Thank you to all for your support of this project! Here is some of the progress:

  • The Weiser Brothers have the elevator shaft completed.
  • They have put up the sheetrock in the lounges.
  • They have most of the exterior brick laid.
  • They have put in windows for the handicap access to the chapel.

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Phase 2 in Progress – 12/5/2017

The construction work on the new addition is still in progress. Since our last update the following has been completed and started:

  • The parking lot and driveway has been laid.
  • The Wieser Brothers have laid the brick for where the elevator shaft will be.
  • They have put up the walls for the new music and art rooms in Kelly Hall.
  • They have begun to lay the exterior brick for the addition.
  • They have started to build the walls for the handicap access to the chapel.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – 9/29/2017

In late September we hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to show friends and benefactors of IHM Seminary the results of Kelly Hall’s Renovation. We were blessed to have Bishop Quinn present at the ceremony to do the ribbon cutting. We were also blessed to have leadership from St. Mary’s at the ceremony, including president Br. William. The event was a huge success, with many benefactors and members of St. Mary’s coming to see the new facilities. The ceremony was followed with hors d’oeuvre in the renovated dinning room and tours of the facility.


Furnishings – 8/9/2017

We moved back to IHM Seminary the first week in August and are now preparing the space for the upcoming school year. The offices and seminarian rooms are completed with furnishing being installed August 9th and 10th. The chapel is getting a fresh coat of paint. There is still work to be done where the music room and restroom were, across from the assembly room.

Finishings – 6/13/17

Seminarian rooms are nearly complete with new wardrobes, vanity and heating and cooling. The main offices, chapel, dining room, kitchen and lounges still have some work but things are looking good.

Renovation and Remodeling Continues – 4/14/17

Wardrobes and vanities have been assembled and installed in each room. New windows have been installed throughout the building and work on the chapel choir loft area continues.

Demolition Completed & Construction Begins – 11/20/16

Demolitions of the pre-existing structure has been completed, now comes updating, finishing and furnishing.

Demolition Continued – 10/3/16

Asbestos removal has been completed. There was additional asbestos found during demolition above the Kelly garage, which has been removed safely. Demolition continues throughout Kelly Hall. The basement walls separating the computer room, assembly room, music room and hallway have been removed.

Demolition and Asbestos Removal – 9/20/16

IHM has been approved and has begun demolition and asbestos removal. We are in the process of taking bids for the rest of the project and are looking forward to see IHM seminary transform.

More updates to come!


IHM Seminary has been in operation since 1948. Throughout the past the seminary has gone through minor update, but is now in desperate need of repair and more substantial updates. Our goal for the renovation is to create an inclusive atmosphere throughout the seminary, for those who call this place home and those who visit. Renovation is expected to begin August, 2016 and last until August, 2017.

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