Dear Parish Family,
There are so many things happening here at Sacred Heart and trying to keep on top of them is a real challenge so for the next few weeks I am going to update you of things that are going on “behind the scenes.”
Three years ago we held our capital campaign asking people to pledge to “Our Family…Our Faith…Our Future.” I wish to thank all those who are honoring their pledge. We are counting on each and every one of our parishioners to honor their commitment to our parish so that we can complete all the necessary work.
Because of your contributions we have been able to complete phases one of our renovations. We have replaced the roofs and gutters of the parish center and the church and have added insulation. The total cost of these improvements was $171,000.00. These improvements have already proven to be more energy efficient.
Phase two of our project is coming along. Additional storage space has been created in the choir loft which has been re-purposed as a parish library and conference room. The new audio/visual system has been installed in the church along with a new “cry room” on the tabernacle side of the church where the former confessionals and storage room were located. The day chapel is almost done; shortly all the new flooring will be installed in those areas.
This summer we will begin work in the altar area (sanctuary) reshaping the altar, moving the organ and Tabernacle and enlarging the space for music ministry. As you may know we have made a commitment not to finance a loan for the work we are doing but will upgrade and renovate as campaign pledges are honored.
Some people who made pledges have moved and others are unable to honor their pledges due to changes in their financial picture. At this point the loss of that anticipated revenue adds up to $87,000.00 – a large amount, almost 10% of our pledged income. This will impact the outcome of our project.
If there are people who are in a better position at this time to pledge or are new to the parish and would like to make a commitment, please let me know. We need assistance from everyone to complete the work we are doing.
Once again, thank you for your support. None of the work that we have done would be possible without you. And a Happy Fathers Day week to all our dads!