An aerial tour of the site of the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh on September 20, 2015

An aerial tour of the site of the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh on September 20, 2015

Construction is Underway!

After months of grading work since breaking ground on the site of the new cathedral, the City of Raleigh issued the final building permit on July 30, 2015 for the construction of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.

The first steps are completing the mass grading excavation phase so the massive underground slab duct work can begin. Two deep chambers will be built at the east end of the the building for mechanical equipment distribute the heating and air conditioning throughout the building. The duct work is done simultaneously with the footings.
Footings are part of the foundation system which bears directly on the earth to hold the steel in place. The footings currently being installed are at the front of the nave and are some of the larger footings in the building.

“We are such a privileged generation to build a cathedral for God’s glory and service to His people,” said Bishop Michael F. Burbidge.
Bishop Burbidge held a prayer service on September 10th for the construction workers to pray for their safety and security. Bishop asks all those in the Diocese to pray that God will bless them and St. Joseph will protect them.

Holy Name of Jesus is expected to be completed in 2017.