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.

As of May 2017, 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, and is currently reviewing each. Interviews with contractors will be the week of May 8. The committee expects to select a contractor by the end of the month, and to get approval from the archdiocese by June 12.

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