September 28, 2007

What are other parishes 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. Bernard Parish in Frenchtown, in the New Albany Deanery, has identified several Legacy for Our Mission campaign projects, including restoration of the church steeple, preservation of the stained-glass windows, upgrades to the sound systems, renovation of the old St. Bernard cemetery and development of youth programs.

• St. Louis Parish in Batesville, in the Batesville Deanery, has undertaken its capital stewardship campaign and plans to use the proceeds to build a parish community center that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. It will provide a large gathering and meeting space, increased church seating for special occasions and more restrooms.

• St. Gabriel Parish in Connersville, in the Connersville Deanery, has four Legacy for Our Mission campaign goals that will enhance its worship space, such as replacing an 80-year-old heating system with a more efficient one that includes air conditioning, renovating the pews, flooring and lower walls of the church, and bringing the altar platform into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Parishioners would also like to set aside 10 percent of their campaign proceeds to be invested in the parish endowment fund for the future benefit of the parish and school.

• St. Agnes Parish in Nashville, in the Bloomington Deanery, plans to use its campaign proceeds to renovate a small barn for youth activities, purchase a new church organ, and pave the upper parking lot and driveway. Parishioners also want to set aside campaign funds to pay for future unbudgeted emergency repair and capital expenditures. †

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