A.M.D.G September 2017
In response to several inquiries, I felt it was a good time to let everyone know where we stand as to the building of our new church. As you know, we started this project some time ago with the intention of building a more permanent structure that would provide for the future of the parish.
We began the campaign under the direction of a consulting firm that parish leadership believed could get the job done. This spring, it became apparent that this firm was not a good fit for our parish. I have asked Lorraine (Nelson) Klemz to step in and assist us in finishing our campaign. Lorraine helped us with the campaign that allowed us to build our gym.
With all that said, the amounts of pledges and money stands at:
Amount pledged: $1,380,587.40
Amount paid on pledges to date: $486,479.92 in pledges and $102,993.67 in non-pledges
Total Collected: $589,473.59 in pledges and non-pledges
I am grateful to each of you who has faithfully supported our campaign to help us get to the point we are at today. The architects tell us it will take about $4 million to complete the work. Completing the work includes the interior of the Church, driveways, parking lots and landscaping. You can see from what I am sharing with you today that we still have a way to go in raising the dollars we need for our new church. I am also approaching outside sources for donations and we are seeking “in kind” gifts such as brick, steel etc.
We had success in securing such gifts for the building of our gym and I am praying for the same to happen in building our church. I ask everyone to pray and keep an open mind and open heart as we get our next steps in order and prepare an action plan to successfully complete our campaign and build our new church. St. Jude is our spiritual home and reverent place of worship where God will touch our families for ages to come.
The Church of St. Jude Parish family celebrates God’s presence by striving to live the Word and by sharing God’s Love, Joy, and Peace. We work to build unity through Worship, Prayer, Education, Service, Fellowship, and by ministering to the needs of each other and the community at large.