Parish Appeal

Our Lady of Lourdes, founded in 1883, has a proud history that spans many generations. Built in 1904, our church has undergone only three major renovations in its 113 year history. More than 25 years have passed since our church has seen its last major improvements. For some time, Fr. Mike and many others have identified the need for major repairs to our plaster walls. In looking closer at our beautiful church it became apparent that it is time for a badly needed restoration. The Church Enhancement Steering Committee was formed last fall to study our church’s needs and recommend changes. Opportunities like replacing outdated sanctuary lighting, laying hard surface flooring for the aisles and sanctuary to make it easier to clean and maintain, adding a ramp to make the sanctuary more accessible, and replacing pews that are in disrepair were discussed and approved by the committee. After months of work and parishioner feedback, the plans for the project have been finalized and we are enthusiastically ready to move forward with the enhancements.

Estimated Project Cost

EverGreene ...........................................$ 610,000               Plaster Repairs.........................$265,000               Sacred Painting ........................$230,000                                        Restored to current level
             Enhanced Sacred Painting.......$115,000
Scaffolding ........................................... $ 105,000
Pews ...................................................... $ 120,000
Tile, Carpet........................................... $ 65,000 Electrical/Lighting............................... $ 65,000 Exterior Lighting, Landing, Doors, Ramp..................................................... $ 40,000 Sanctuary Furnishings......................... $ 15,000 (per Bishop Kemme’s recommendation)
Diocesan Stewardship ......................... $ 90,000 ($900,000 x 10%)
Contingencies ...................................... $ 90,000

TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET*.........$1,200,000
 

* Please note while the subcategory estimates are subject to change, we are very confident the overall budget of $1.2 million will be met.

Giving Considerations

With the support of Bishop Kemme, the time has come for our appeal. We NEED your help to make this dream a reality. We have been blessed with this extraordinary gift and the time has come for us to do our part to keep this gift beautiful, vibrant, and inviting. Please take time to read this brochure and prayerfully consider making a pledge. Our Lady of Lourdes has been blessed with the generous support of its parishioners from past generations to make it what it is today. We hope you will partner with us to provide a worship space that will be the pride of our parish and this diocese for the next 25 years.

Anticipated Timeline

• Appeal Launch: April 22-23
• Impact Sunday/ Commitment Pledge Card      Returned: May 14
• Project Begins: May 15
• Estimated Completion: End of October