Saint Bonaventure Parish Building Our Future and 2012 Pastoral Services Appeal
Q. What is the Pastoral Services Appeal (PSA)? A . The PSA is an annual request from the Bishop for all parishioners in our diocese to donate funds for diocesan-wide projects. Q. Does the PSA keep all of the funds donated? A. No. Each parish provides a specific PSA contribution. Anything above that specific parish contribution is RETURNED to the parish. Q. What is the Saint Bonaventure Parish contribution this year? A. The St. Bonaventure Parish contribution to PSA for 2012 is $155,000. So anything over $155,000 is returned to the parish? A. Yes! If the extra is one dollar, the parish will get back one dollar. If the extra is one million dollars, the parish will get back one million dollars. What will the parish do with extra funds returned? A. We will add the extra funds to our parish Building Fund, to Build Our Future .
<ul><ul><li>Half a Century of Worship, Gospel Message, and Service to Others. Saint Bonaventure Parish has been a nurturing, inclusive Catholic community in which parishioners have embraced and spread the Gospel message, shared in the blessings of community, and served other as Jesus did. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Mature Parish with Well-Worn Facilities St. Bonaventure Church is almost 50 years old and has begun to show its age! </li></ul><ul><li>Immediate Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement of sagging church floor. Renovation of heating and air conditioning systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Building Our Future </li></ul><ul><li>Reconfigure church site to support opportunities for a greater sense of community worship. </li></ul>
Seating will do an about face, new arrangement Baptismal Font just inside main entrance New main entrance, from parking lot Adoration Chapel New community gathering area More prominent Sanctuary New Audio/Video System The Church as it sits now, main entrance on Springdale.
The main entrance to the church will face the new community gathering area on the parking lot side – safer, quieter, and friendlier. Building our Future…
<ul><li>Your contribution to the PSA this year shows your tangible commitment to our parish community for </li></ul><ul><li>Building Our Future </li></ul>
Race to January 2013 <ul><li>Our timeline is S-H-O-R-T ! </li></ul><ul><li>Beginning in 2013, all parishes in our diocese will need to focus on fundraising for the cathedral. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for your support THIS YEAR Building Our Future! </li></ul>