NMR Reconstructs Catholic Church Devastated by Boles Fire


Weed, CA: Nichols, Melburg and Rossetto Architects and Engineers is honored to partner with the Diocese of Sacramento and Father Joshy Mathew from Holy Family Catholic parish to design and reconstruct their new church home.

A Holy Mass and groundbreaking to celebrate the reconstruction was held on Saturday, September 19. The ceremony was officiated by Bishop Jaime Soto of the Diocese of Sacramento.

In September of 2014, the Boles fire devastated the community of Weed and burned Holy Family Catholic Church to the ground. One year later the community of Holy Family rejoices at the outset of restoration. Recently, hundreds gathered to observe the anniversary of the fire, and give thanks for the strengthened community connections that have emerged from this tragedy.

A native of Weed, NMR Principal Dan Rossetto feels privileged to support his childhood parish by designing a gathering place for worship that inspires reverence and adulation. The 15,000 sq. ft. building is scheduled for completion in September 2016. While slightly smaller than the original church, the modern and elegant design of the new structure accommodates the present day needs of the parish, and offers state of the art sustainable, building systems performance. A literal rebirth from the ashes of devastation, Holy Family Catholic’s steadfast and determined commitment to build again represents the unbeatable spirit of a community that is resolved to rebuild, and to build better than before.

Now in their 47th year, northern California-based Nichols, Melburg & Rossetto Architects (NMR) is a comprehensive architecture, structural engineering and interior design firm with offices in Redding, Chico, Sacramento and Santa Rosa. NMR is one of the region’s leading firms for education, healthcare, civic, commercial and custom residential projects. For more information about NMR visit, www.nmrdesign.com.

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