|Artist's rendering of the new rectory.|
Dear friends in Christ,
Thank you for the pledged support you have extended to the Knights of Columbus as we move towards building our priests a new rectory. My apologies that many of you have not been contacted since you signed up at either the parish festival, the polka band fundraiser, or after mass during the fall, but we have been waiting for some things to be solidified before we sent out an update.
As it so happened we have decided to break ground in April 2014, which will allow us more time to consolidate resources and to raise awareness and funds for the project. As the scriptures relate in Luke 14:28, “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” We have thus taken our Lord’s cue and begun to focus our attention on obtaining what we need to make the building of our priests’ rectory a success.
In order to make communication easier, clearer, and quicker we have created a website that will include regular updates on the project as well as let the community as a whole know what we are still in need of to build the rectory. You can follow the project and get more information on what you have signed up for by visiting www.stmrectory.org. The site includes more complete renderings of the planned rectory, current donation needs, and a pavers fundraising campaign, which enables donors to leave a permanent, personal message for our priests as part of the project.
God reward you for your generosity to ensure that our priests have a home that is comfortable, safe, and allows them to rest from their labors in the vineyard, both now and for generations to come.
Brother Jim Shovelain
Rectory Project Volunteer Coordinator