Truckee’s Assumption Catholic Church to hold dedication mass |

Truckee’s Assumption Catholic Church to hold dedication mass

Ward-Young Architects/Submitted to aedgett@sierrasThe new Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church will open Aug. 7 with a special celebratory Mass.

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The new Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 10930 Alder Drive, Truckee, will hold its opening dedication Mass Sunday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m. To be celebrated by Bishop Soto, the dedication Mass will celebrate the first Mass and official opening of the parish center and rectory. Many priests and lay people from the Diocese of Sacramento will attend.The design of the parish center, rectory and grounds was a collaborative effort between many groups, including church officials; a building committee of local parishioners; architects Ron Larkins and David Bourke and landscape architect Lenore Morgridge, all of Ward-Young Architecture andamp; Planning of Truckee. Other design team members included Jeff Harrell of Gabbart and Woods Structural Engineers and Martin Wood of SCO Planning and Engineering. Local contractors and sub-contractors collaborated for construction. Q andamp; D Construction built the parish center, Al Pombo Construction was responsible for site work and related site development. Bruce Barth Construction built the rectory. Sub-contractors include RHP Mechanical Systems and installation of plumbing and heating systems, Rex Moore Electrical, Lebel Roofing, All Better Cleaning, Mountain Forge, J.D. Hoss Wood Flooring and Perennial Nursery.The parish center and rectory were designed by architects David Bourke and Ron Larkins in a mountain style blended with California Mission detailing. Upon approaching the parish center, one is greeted by a patio courtyard with a grassy lawn and gathering area bordered by a low stone wall. Entering through the front doors, parishioners can view stained glass windows originally donated over the years by multiple church families relocated from the old church.Off the narthex, one enters the sanctuary, designed to accommodate up to 300 parishioners, and notices timber trusses spanning the width. The north wall is bordered by stations of the cross statues, also relocated from the old church. To the south, a row of large glass doors fill the Sanctuary with natural light. To the west is the altar, above which floats a large crucifix framed by two wall statues. The walls directly behind the alter display three murals depicting the assumption of the Virgin Mary.The choir area has a grand piano that was donated to the church. The parish center also includes church offices, a large meeting room and an adjoining commercial kitchen with a large professional range and refrigerator, also donated. For more information about Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, visit Ward-Young Architecture and PlanningWard-Young Architecture and Planning was established in the Tahoe-Truckee area in 1977 for the purpose of providing comprehensive architectural services for projects requiring creative solutions in response to special needs, in environmentally sensitive sites and where community concerns may influence project viability. The firm has offices in Truckee and Lafayette, Calif. Ward-Young has established a record of designing a wide variety of successful projects and has been recognized with national and regional awards for design excellence. For more information, visit;#8212; Submitted to

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