Facilities Updates

Capital Campaign Under Way for Facilities Updates

St Joseph Capital CampaignThe capital campaign is under way 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.

We have received pledges of approximately $1.5 million toward our $2 million goal. Approximately $550,000 of pledged donations is in hand. Major renovations to the Parish Center will be the first phase of the project. After requesting proposals from six design/build contractors, the parish received proposals from three of them. Venture Construction Group was selected to further refine the layout and function of the refurbished parish center. We have finalized the design at this point and Venture is now determining the required sub‐contractors to provide for our requirements.

We also prepared and submitted documents to the Archdiocese to obtain their approval to proceed with the project. The documentation on was primarily financial and process information. We are an ticipating approval in the very near future.

Meanwhile planning is proceeding for the reloca on of the staff during the remodeling process. We will be using por ons of the school and parish hall to con nue providing staff services and mee ng space during the refurbishing work.

We are s ll in need of contributions and pledges to begin planning for the other required projects. The replacement of the parking lots and changes to the school HVAC are not yet fully funded. Please prayerfully consider additional contributions, and continue to pray for the success of our project.

 

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