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Homily on Redvelopment of Novena Church and taking the "narrow road"
by Rev. Fr. Gerard Louis, C.Ss.R., 29 October 2016
Back in 2009, the Redemptorists came to the realization that the existing Novena Church would no longer be adequate for the future. We faced a dilemma. If our mission was to grow, we needed a new church. But, we also needed to preserve the old church. It could be done, and we looked at a few possible designs, but there was a problem. The cost. At first, it was $40m, and then it rose to $45m, and just went up and up to $55m! Would we go ahead?
Crazy? Yes. A risk? Of course! But if this dream was to come true, we would have to take the narrow road. We made the difficult, brave and risky decision to go ahead and say “Yes!”.
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