Building Project Update – Design Programming Kick-off! May 28, 2017
While the capital campaign for the church addition project is still underway, we have recently started the first steps of the design process for our building addition. We have done so because of a desire to be on a schedule to start construction in spring ’18. Plunkett Raysich Architects was selected as our project architect and CD Smith Construction as our construction manager following a rigorous proposal and interview process last fall. More recently we have initiated the process of reaffirming our space needs in the programming phase gaining input using questionnaires completed by many ministries and also with small group interviews. The programming, schematic design and design development will continue through the summer and into the early fall. Please pray for the success of our capital campaign and guidance from the Holy Spirit about your personal support of it with your time, talent and treasure.
Our Capital Campaign Kick-Off Event on September 18, 2016 was a huge success, and very well attended. What a great way to celebrate the beginning of this exciting new chapter in the life of our parish! Over 400 St. Gabriel Parish members attended and received the good news that our St. Gabriel Parish's "Many Parts One Body" Capital Campaign received a $1,000,000 matching grant!
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St. Gabriel Parish is currently exploring the feasibility of building an education center at the St. Gabriel Parish Church site, which was contemplated when the St. Gabriel church project was started. The vision for the education center is to provide the facilities needed to enhance our vibrant parish community. The needs of the Parish ministries, day school, religious education programs, administration and the Parish community are being studied. Phase I was the combining of three parishes (St. Columba, St. Mary and St. Hubert's) at one church site, St. Gabriel. Construction of the new St. Gabriel Parish Church was completed in 2004. In 2011, the mortgage for Phase I was fulfilled and Phase II became the focus of attention. The feasibility study committee is planning to make its recommendations on how to proceed with Phase II to the parishioners in summer 2016.