A new combination warehouse and office building, providing 17,000 square feet of office space and 42,000 square feet of warehouse space is nearly complete and should be ready for operations in early 2018. The project is a partnership between 5 Stones, a Catholic nonprofit organization that provides services for other Catholic entities and Ignatius Press, one of the world’s largest Catholic publishers.
“When finished the building will provide nearly a million cubic feet of warehouse space,” commented Mike Pacer, president of 5 Stones “and the office space will provide much-needed offices for the core services we provide: warehousing and fulfillment, development, marketing, customer service and design.” The name 5 Stones comes from the biblical story of David and Goliath. The passage 1 Samuel 17:40, describes how David picked up five smooth stones from a brook before going to battle against Goliath, slaying the giant Philistine with a well-slung stone to the head.
The Rev. Joseph Fessio, S.J., founder and editor of California based Ignatius Press, said the new building will also house a chapel for prayer and Mass along with a California mission bell to sound at noon each day for the Angelus prayer. The new building is located in Sycamore, Illinois about 70 miles NW of Chicago.