Bishop Jugis Blessed Christ the King High School’s New Addition
Christ the King High School located in Huntersville, North Carolina hosted Most Reverend Peter Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte as he celebrated the Eucharist and blessed their new building addition on Thursday, December 6. Mass was held in the gymnasium where students, faculty, family, and friends gathered. The concelebrants assisting Bishop Jugis, were Fr. John Putnam of St. Mark Catholic Church and Rev. Paul McNulty, Chaplin at Christ the King.
Immediately following Mass the group went outside and conducted a ceremonial ribbon cutting with a dedication reading by Bishop Jugis. Afterward, Bishop Jugis walked the halls and sprinkled holy water throughout the new building and blessed the building entirely.
“We dedicate this building to the education of youth, to the progress of sciences, and to learning. May it become a center where students and teachers and youth with the words of truth will search for wisdom that guides a Christian life and strive wholeheartedly to stand by Christ as their teacher who lives in veins forever and ever.” – Bishop Peter Joseph Jugis, fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte.
With both phases designed by David Wiesendanger, AIA, architect and Vice President with Boudreaux Group, the two buildings have a beautiful, seamless flow between them. Edifice began construction on the building addition early Fall 2017. The 25,128 square-feet, two-story classroom addition will allow room for growth and the number of students they serve to rise from 300 to 500. Down the hallways of the Phase II building you will find, traditional classroom spaces including 2 science labs and extracurricular spaces such as an art classroom, a drama/band classroom, a shop classroom. This space also features a new cafeteria.
“…You see them (Edifice) all over Charlotte and there is a reason they are as big and great as they are because they do big things and great things with great attention to detail. And they were very sensitive to the needs of the students here. They changed their plans many a times so that you guys (students) can keep learning.” – Dr. Carl A. Semmler, Head of School, Christ the King High School.