St. Ignatius’s “Spring Tea Party” on Saturday will be raising money for the new adoration chapel. Since the groundbreaking on April 3, more than $135,000 has been raised toward the project’s $200,000 goal.

Construction on the chapel, designed by parishioner Elie Kozaily of Kozaily Designs, is set to begin soon, and the goal is to have it completed in October, with a formal dedication to coincide with the end of the Catholic “Jubilee of Mercy” year on Nov. 20.

The adoration chapel, which will allow people to spend time in quiet, reflective prayer and meditation, will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight.

The fundraising tea party runs from 2:30-5 p.m., with beverages and an assortment of finger foods. There will also be entertainment and a chance to win numerous door prizes, including a ladies “Rue Du Rhone” diamond watch, valued at more than $1,000. There will be a variety of other giveaways throughout the event, including cosmetics.

“It is a lovely, relaxing event and with tickets priced at just $5, it is also a very affordable event for people to enjoy, especially mothers and daughters on Mother’s Day weekend,” said Jeremy Rice, one of the organizers.

Tickets can be purchased from the St. Ignatius Church Office. Call 949-6797.

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