A groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate a historic day at Saint John’s Catholic Prep as excavation has begun for our new athletic field and stadium. This $3+ million-dollar project, which concludes five years of planning and many hurdles, is officially UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
The ceremony began with an opening prayer by Laura Neumark, Class of 2022:
Heavenly Father, we gather here today in celebration of the groundbreaking of Saint John’s Catholic Prep’s new Athletic stadium.
As we stand before you Lord, we offer our thanks for your guidance throughout the journey of creating this stadium.
We thank you, Lord, for giving the community strength through hardships, perseverance through the obstacles we’ve encountered, and patience as we awaited the coming of this athletic building.
Through your mission Lord, your call to spread the Love of Christ, this community has worked together, to enhance the school and to give our Viking athletes amazing fields and incredible athletic opportunities.
We thank you, Lord, for placing these leaders and donors into the Saint John’s community, we thank you for blessing us with these outstanding individuals, without whom tonight could not be possible.
Lord, we ask you to fill in us, the same generosity that our community of donors expressed in assisting the school throughout its endeavor to create a new place for athletic performance.
We also ask Lord, that you bless us with the courage shown by the school leaders who embarked on creating this stadium
We pray dear Lord that you bless this stadium:
May it be a source of community spirit, friendly competition, and a place for our coaches and athletes to continue to spread your word through athleticism.
May your love shine through every play, goal, and point scored. May the success and failures that occur in this field serve to strengthen our faith in you, Our Loving Father.
And so Lord God as the ground is broken here today may this action be a reminder of the strength of our faithful community, may it show that through your love anything is possible.
We ask this Christ our Lord, Amen
The state-of-the-art athletic facility will be the new home to our soccer, football, lacrosse, and cheerleading programs. The project will include an artificial turf field, a scoreboard, lights, 400 seats, press box, patio areas and pavilions, restrooms, concession stand, ticket booth, and fencing. Thank you to all of our generous donors, committees, administration, and community for making the groundbreaking ceremony a success. The stage is set for a new era of Viking Athletics!