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Our Lady of Consolation cuts ribbon on school addition

January 9, 2020
Father Andrew Ayers prays at a ribbon cutting for Our Lady of Consolation's school addition.

Students and school leaders at Our Lady of Consolation in Rockford have cut the ribbon on a building addition that includes six new classrooms. It also adds more restrooms and another entry. The new construction replaces three portable classrooms which had been behind the main school building.

Construction began in spring 2019. The addition was finished on schedule about seven months later, in time for students to start using the new space as soon as they returned from the Christmas break on January 6. During the ribbon cutting ceremony that morning, Rev. Andrew Ayers, Our Lady of Consolation parochial vicar, walked through the addition and blessed it.

Along with adding these new classrooms to better serve the bustling student body, Our Lady of Consolation parish has also built a new rectory to house the parish priests as well as several retired clergy members.

Our Lady of Consolation Catholic School serves more than 280 students in preschool through 8th grade. Learn more here.