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November 29, 2004


Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has entered into an agreement with the Jackson family of Buckingham Township for the purchase of land located at 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Road in Buckingham Township. The 30 acre property is on the Northwest corner of Cold Spring Creamery Road and Route 413 and is next to the Cold Springs Elementary School.

Reverend Joseph J. Quindlen, Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, informed parishioners of the agreement at Masses this past weekend (November 27th - 28th ). Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish has been involved in extensive discussions during the past year with Buckingham Township officials to find a location for the new Parish church and facilities that would best suit the needs of parishioners and the community. The township provided Our Lady of Guadalupe with a list of several properties that the Parish reviewed carefully. The township indicated it would work cooperatively with the Parish to develop any of these parcels, which included the Jackson property. The Parish quickly focused on this property as best meeting its needs and mission, and the needs of the township.

Father Quindlen said, "The Jackson property fits the needs of our growing parish community and will provide a new home for Our Lady of Guadalupe parishioners. We are looking forward to moving as quickly as possible to build a beautiful church and facilities where we can worship together as the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish family. I am grateful for the cooperation and assistance of all those working to make that goal a reality."

The Jackson property best fulfills the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish for its future home because it is large enough to house the parish's buildings. It is located at an intersection with a traffic light, which helps with entering and exiting the property. It is adjacent to an existing school which would make it compatible with any future parish elementary school and it is centrally located within the parish boundaries.

Now that the agreement of sale has been signed, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish will continue to work with Buckingham Township on parish plans to sell the Beck Tract, located on the southwest corner of Mechanicsville Road and Ash Mill Road in Buckingham Township. Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is currently evaluating the status of the Diemond Tract, a property owned by the Parish at the intersection of Routes 202/263 and Quarry Road.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish was established as a new parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on July 1, 2000. Parishioners currently worship on Sundays at Central Bucks East High School and daily at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish office which is located at Holly Berry Square/5667 York Road in Lahaska, Bucks County.

Marie Kelly
Associate Director

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