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.

We have received pledges of approximately $1.5 million toward our $2 million goal.

Demolition on of the interior of the Parish Center building has been completed, and very few “surprises” were found. Reconstruction has begun, and we are on schedule. Our issues with the new electrical service to provide additonal power required for the elevator and new HVAC systems are nearly resolved. That work should be completed before Christmas. In the January newsletter er we hope to provide a detailed cost analysis. Please take a moment to view the artist renderings of the completed Parish Center now displayed in the narthex of church.

We are still 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