The following update was first published in the July 21st, 2019 edition of the Parish Bulletin under the title, "Preserving our Past…Brightening our Future CHURCH RENOVATION & CAPITAL CAMPAIGN UPDATE":
The following article was first published in the July 21st, 2019 issue of the parish Bulletin in the "Notes from the Pastor" section. Fr. Kevin addresses when parishioners can begin contributing toward the church renovation project (a.k.a. the "Preserving Our Past Brightening Our Future Capital Campaign"):
This brochure was originally published in a mailing brochure, which was sent to all parishioners:
By now you may very well have heard this story. When I returned here four years ago, I went into the church on a rainy day and found a leak in one of the stained glass windows which I had noticed and reported twenty-three years earlier when I was here as an associate pastor. I could not believe that in that amount of time the problem had not been fixed. I knew that this was only a problem when it was raining with the wind blowing from a certain direction, but it started me thinking. This church building has often been neglected because there were bigger challenges that needed to be addressed over the years.
Here is the capital campaign novena which was first published in a capital campaign mailing booklet. As well, a bulletin insert of the novena was published on the weekend of June 1st & 2nd.
For anything to be a success, prayer is essential. We hope that you will join us in praying for the success of this capital campaign and we would ask that you begin this Novena on June 1st and pray it every day for 9 days, thus you will complete it just before everyone will receive their pledge/gift envelopes. - Fr. Kevin Weber
As many of you may have seen, Fr. Kevin posted a detailed update of the renovation process in a recent bulletin insert. The process will be listed below for your convenience. Please note the changes to the floorplan which will reduce renovation costs significantly.
On June 24th, 2018 SFS Architects and St. Mary, Queen of the Universe held a presentation and discussion of proposed renovation plans for our Church building. You can now view the presentation here on the website.