Our Faith, Our Family, Our FutureA Campaign of the Advancement Foundation for St. Francis of Assisi
After gathering and analyzing data from our recent planning study, representatives from the Steier Group reported their findings to the pastoral and finance councils. The feedback did not come as a surprise, and the proposed project received favorable response. As indicated in the numbers below, there was significant support within the community for a major fundraising effort to accomplish those goals.
- 81% of respondents are in favor of a capital campaign.
- 85% of respondents indicated they will make a personal gift to the campaign.
- 113 respondents indicated a willingness to serve as a volunteer.
St. Francis of Assisi is excited to be moving forward with a capital campaign to address the following capital projects:
- Renovate the Family Life Center
- Refurbish the Sanctuary
- Address maintenance needs including bathroom renovations, adding confessionals, a counseling room, additional office space, and resurfacing the parking lot
- Construct a new formation building
The decision to proceed with a campaign was a collective choice made by the parish council, finance council, and Fr. Flynn (our previous pastor). Ultimately though, the decision came from you, our church family, who demonstrated support in the planning study. Our new pastor, Fr. Sojan George, has expressed continued support for the campaign and all plans are moving forward.
You can learn much more about the campaign and the different ways you can help the cause by following this webpage. They will also be posted in the bulletin and announced at masses as necessary. If you are interested in volunteering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, please pray for the church leaders and volunteers who will work diligently to ensure a successful outcome.
Capital Campaign Prayer
Lord Jesus, create in us a new heart. Pour your Spirit upon us so that we may do the will of the Father. Nourish us with your Eucharist and heal us of sin. May our efforts to serve the parish of St. Francis of Assisi be a sign of our love for you.
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us. Amen.
PLEASE NOTE: The Planning Study Fact Sheet only provided estimates on the project costs, and those will likely change as the parish proceeds with the campaign and the architectural/design plans are finalized. The annual report is for fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.
A Final Word from Fr. Flynn regarding the Capital Campaign and Pledges
While the official ‘active’ phase of the campaign ended a few months ago, the drive to raise funding to meet our goals continues. In no way should anyone think or believe that the vision and plans for the future of this parish that I proposed will not now be followed through due to my departure.
We wish to offer a sincere thank you to those who made a commitment to the Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future Capital Campaign. More than 450 families have committed more than $2.6 million toward our campaign goal. Your generosity allowed us to realize our $1.2...read more
As of December 18, 2018
CAMPAIGN PROJECTS EXPLAINED
In these four short videos, Fr. Flynn explains the needs and goals of the Capital Campaign, specifically in regards to maintenance and renovations, refurbishment of the sanctuary, and the plans for a new formation building. These were taken from the information session on Sunday, June 3.
Fr. James Flynn (until 2/1/19)
Fr. Sojan George (beginning 2/14/19)
Tom and Joan Pruit
Justin and Sara Engler
Cecilia and Mark Winters
Herm and Debi Barringhaus
Todd and Jennifer Dyer
Eric A. Karl
Justin and Theresa Mason
Eric and Desiree McKuzes
Daniel and Jennifer Proctor
Frank and Felita Ramirez
Gary and Robin Rohmer