What is the 2018 St. Dominic Catholic Parish Love without
The Love without Limits Stewardship Appeal appeal has two important
It is our annual parish-wide effort to renew our stewardship commitments of
prayer, service and treasure; to steward the blessings received from God, for
the benefit of all.
It is also a parish-wide effort to continue to raise funds
during the final year of the Sharing our Vision Capital Campaign, which address important parish needs and strengthen
God's ministries that serve the youngest to the most senior members of our
Why did we choose the theme "Love without Limits"?
Giving and working together, living as faithful stewards,
"love" takes tangible form. Through love, the sick and the elderly receive
the Eucharist in a home visit, children learn about the faith, and families
in need are comforted. Through love, we worship together in times of joy and
times of sorrow. All of the ministries that are the heart and soul of our
parish are alive in love because of your generous and consistent support.
There is one simple, inescapable fact; if we all do our part to
Love without Limits and support this faith community, our ministries could grow
beyond our wildest dreams.
What are the Annual Stewardship goals for our Love without Limits
During our annual Stewardship Appeal we are asking you to:
Reflect on the time you give to the Lord in prayer and
consider new ways to deepen your relationship to God.
Renew your service commitments, and if possible, offer
your gifts in one of the ministries listed as "Immediate Need" in the
Renew, and if possible, increase by 3%, your annual
pledge of financial support.
Fulfill your final year commitment to the Sharing the
Vision Campaign, and if possible, offer an additional one-time gift. If
you have not yet pledged to the campaign, consider a one-year pledge
What were the 2017 fiscal year results?
The budget for fiscal year end 6/30/17 was $1,841,650. The
Actual for 7/1/16 through 6/30/17 was $1,860,996. We continue to be grateful for your
generous response in support of our mission and ministries.
What are the Capital Fund Goals for our Sharing the
Debit Reduction: The first priority of
this campaign is to raise a minimum of $875,000 and refinance the
remaining debt from the renovation of the church, the building of the
Parish Athletic Facility and the creation of the Parish Arts &
Activities Center. Our current debt is
now under $1 million. The campaign has allowed for $625,000 of debt
reduction to date, with an additional $50,000 planned for 2017 and
$200,000 in 2018.
Deferred Maintenance: Estimated
investment of $400,000 would be used for immediate maintenance needs,
lengthen life expectancy, and prevent premature replacement including
the mechanicals, (heating and cooling) and preventative maintenance of
our roofs. Immediate needs have
been addressed and monies have been set aside to build a reserve for
HVAC roof repair, and parking lot concerns.
Campus-wide Safety and Security:
Estimated investment of $200,000 would allow us t install new secured
entrances for the church, Parish Center, main school entrance, Parish
Arts & Activities Center, K4 and Middle School entrances, a campus-wide
exterior video/camera system, evacuation signage, new fire alarm system,
and new locks on the main exterior doors. Completed projects included a new school building entrance with
secured access, campus-wide security cameras, electronic access for key
doors and new keys/locking system.
School Revitalization: Estimated
investment of $300,000 may be used toward updated classrooms, hallways,
new flooring, including the cafeteria.
This past summer, monies were directed toward our early childhood
education wing with new ceilings lighting, and fresh paint. As more
pledge and gifts are received, phase 2 may include new flooring,
countertops, and cabinets.
Marcy Center Revitalization: Estimated
investment of $250,000 would be used for flooring, paint, a fully
functioning kitchen, and additional audio-visual capabilities. This
project was part of our 2008 Master Plan for Capital Improvements.
South Narthex Expansion: Estimated
investment of $725,000 would create a more welcoming, inviting gathering
space before and after Masses, weddings, funerals, and the many other
services and special events held in our church. This project was part of
our 2008 Master Plan for Capital Improvements.
Campus-wide updates and contingency costs:
Estimated Investment of $175,000 would allow improved youth
ministry facilities, audio-video presentation systems in the church and
narthexes, updates to the Parish Center, rectory, and curb appeal of the
parish shed and dumpster area.
Only those projects covered by the amount of monies pledged will be
undertaken, in the priority order listed. Simply put, no additional debt
will be incurred for any of the projects.
What would you like me to consider giving to achieve our Capital
Making a new final year commitment to our Sharing the Vision
Making a one-time additional gift over and above
current 3-year commitment
Praying for God’s blessings upon our campaign and our
May the grace of the Holy Spirit lead you as you pray
over your decision.