December 14, 2007

What other parishes are planning to do with Legacy for Our Mission funds

Criterion staff report

Following is a snapshot of how a few other parishes hope to use money raised through the Legacy for Our Mission: For Our Children and the Future campaign:

St. Mary-of-the-Rock Parish in Franklin County has embarked on its capital stewardship campaign and plans to use its proceeds for repairing the steeple and gutters in addition to expanding and sealing the parking lot for the church and school.

St. Thomas More Parish in Mooresville has undertaken its Legacy for Our Mission campaign. Proceeds will be used to provide community outreach by addressing the physical needs of the parish. A new facility will be built to house preschool classrooms and parish administrative offices.

St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis has four stewardship campaign goals that will enhance its ability to deliver spiritual service and community enrichment. Parishioners hope to use the campaign proceeds to deepen the ministries of hospitality by increasing gathering space in the narthex and sanctuary as well as adding an elevator to the school building; enhancing prayer by improving the sound system and natural lighting; strengthening faith formation by adding a youth/young adult staff assistant and stewardship/ volunteer coordinator; and improving service by enlarging the kitchen/ concession stand that serves McNally Hall and the Sciarra Center.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Greencastle hopes to develop a master plan to respond to its growing numbers of parishioners and ministries, and enlarge the building fund for future growth.

St. Bernard Parish in Frenchtown has established several campaign goals, including repair of the church steeple, preservation of the stained-glass windows, upgrades to the church and basement sound systems, renovation to the old St. Bernard Cemetery and the development of programs for youth. †

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