Facilities Updates

Capital Campaign Continues for Facilities Updates

St Joseph Capital CampaignThe capital campaign continues to raise funds for facilities upgrades at St. Joseph. The upgrades will only encompass items supported by parishioners, as determined by listening sessions and other feedback. We will only undertake projects when we have raised sufficient financing for each segment; we intend to engage no long-term borrowing.

The Parish Center renovations are completed. The staff has moved back into the building. An open house is scheduled for June 16 and 17, after Masses that weekend. On Sunday, June 17, we will bless the building after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.
 
Read more about the renovation in Fr. Dennis's column.
 
The next item of our project is the replacement of the parking lots. The Building and Grounds Committee has developed a plan and let the bids. Unless there are major surprises, we hope to complete the parking lots this summer, before the start of school. To do this, we will likely need to use some of our reserves, until all of the pledges are paid.

This also will likely deplete the entire amount pledged. We need to raise additional funds to make the heating system changes to the school and install a parish‐wide security system. WE NEED YOUR HELP. We will likely undertake another Capital Fund drive this fall. Thank you for your prayers, and your generosity. St. Joseph – pray for us.

The Feasibility Study Report & Recommendations:

Facility Study Report (detailed results of parish member voting)

Facility Study Report Appendix (original documents, plan details)

Survey responses were received from 135 households of which 91 (71.8%) were supportive of all or a portion of the project. Approximately 140 parishioners attended the four information sessions. The report provides a breakdown and categorization of the specific questions and issues identified.

The recommendations of the James Company were unanimously approved by the parish Finance and Pastoral councils, and include:

  • The appeal should focus on maintenance, updating and essential repairs
  • The gathering space proposal should be removed from this fund appeal, and
  • We should maintain the idea of “pay as you ago” and avoid incurring debt

Facilities Project Questions and Answers Document

Capital Campaign Appeal Document

Capital Campaign Response Form