Calvary Episcopal School in Bastrop, Texas celebrated the end of 2020 with a dedication service on its new 20 acre site. The land is a generous donation from the Philipp family located on Hwy 304 south of Bastrop. Heimsath Architects has worked closely with the Calvary School over the past year developing a campus master plan for the property.
Image of the dedication service from the Calvary Episcopal Facebook video.
On a wintry day, Father Matt welcomed visitors to a sheltered area near a stand of oak trees. He thanked everyone for coming and thanked the Philipp family for their donation. He noted that there isn't a specific prayer to dedicate land, but, "...to dedicate something is to do what you intend to do there."
Father Matt went on to explain: "So today we are going to pray and we're going to hear scripture. This will be a place of worship foremost. It will also be a place of learning..."
Board President, Lisa Chavez and Head of School, Catherine Bohot thanked the Philipp family. Catherine shared her thoughts: "Calvary would not be in a place where we could even consider growing without this amazing gift..."
Leonard Philipp spoke of his vision for the property: "This has always been my dream since I first got on the property, to see something like this develop.... I want all these kids to enjoy it....(and) to grow from it."
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