Georgia Bulletin

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Caleb Taylor, center, measures wood before cutting to build his Eagle Scout project at his home parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in South Fulton. He recently organized the construction of an 48-seat outdoor chapel for the parish.


Young man at Most Blessed Sacrament Church completes Eagle Scout project

Published June 22, 2021

ATLANTA–Caleb Taylor, 15, a rising junior at Westlake High School, is a step closer to joining his older brother, Joaquin, in earning the Boy Scouts of Americas’ highest award—Eagle Scout.

He is a member of Troop 631 at Woodward Academy, College Park. The Taylor family, with parents Rich and Yasmin Taylor, worship at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Atlanta.

Caleb led a group to build an outdoor chapel for the church to allow for socially-distanced outdoor gatherings. It seats up to 48 people.

He hopes the outdoor chapel helps the parish in different ways, a spot for members to be safely distant and still gather for Mass, for Sunday school programs, hangouts and more. Hopefully this will be a good place for ministries to meet and enjoy nature, he said.

During the pandemic, the parish curtailed its worship. Caleb said he wanted his project to help the parish, so the idea came out of a conversation with Father Desmond Drummer, the pastor, to build an outdoor chapel.

A hardship he faced on construction day was having to cut through rock to install the dozen wooden benches.

Caleb is a longtime altar server at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, although that was halted during the pandemic. His new project was to be used for an outdoor Mass on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.