Many Parts, One Body

 

 

 October 16, 2017 - Building Project Update

We continue to move forward with the next steps of our building project while the capital campaign for the project is still underway. 

We have done so because of a desire to remain on schedule to start construction in spring 2018. The Building Committee is working with our construction manager to identify and receive pricing for various   elements of the project in order to develop a cost estimate and start the formation of the construction team. 

If you are interested in providing services or materials for the project, please email your inquiry to:  stgabrielfeasibility@gmail.com.  Please include your contact information and a description of the services or materials you are interested in providing.  Because of the nature of this project, those working on the construction site will need to be an organized business with current insurance coverage.  We will identify you to the construction manager so that you can be provided information about how you can help.  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.

 


St Gabriel Parish - The Future

The guiding purpose for our building project and corresponding capital campaign comes from the #1 recommendation of our needs assessment process completed in 2015:

Create one central campus to advance the mission of the entire parish community and for use by all the ministries of the parish including shared space to be used by school, religious education, adult faith formation, prayer and worship, human concerns, etc.

At the Masses on the weekend of September 30 and  October 1, parishioners received an update on the  building project and corresponding capital campaign. They were also able to see additional renderings, a site plan and a floor plan. Please click here or stop by church or school to see these plans.

To date, 20% of the parish has pledged $3.7 million toward this project! On top of that, our existing resource of $735,000 means that when all pledges are fulfilled we will have $4.4 million to apply to this project. THANK YOU! It is because of your generosity that we move forward fulfilling the vision set forth at the dawn of this century.  The overwhelming generosity and support of parishioners to date gives us confidence in our ability to responsibly complete this project at this time.

However, we are not done with our fundraising efforts. We will be reaching out to parishioners once again to invite those who have yet to pledge to join us in this effort to strengthen and unite the Many Parts of the One Body that are St. Gabriel Parish.  

We are also currently working with our architect, Plunkett Raysich Architects, and construction manager, CD Smith, to plan for and obtain competitive bids and engage in value engineering to get the best ‘bang for the buck.’ As a result, the final cost estimates won’t be known until January. However, based upon initial cost estimates, we will need to raise an additional $1 - $1.5 million during this campaign and anticipate borrowing about $2 million. The current plan has construction starting as soon as weather conditions allow in spring ’18 and finishing December ’18.  If we all do our part and each of us gives according to our ability, we will be successful!

Thank you for your interest, support and generosity! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact a member of the building committee listed below. Stay tuned to the parish bulletin, website and look for another update at Mass early in 2018.

Building Committee Members: Fr. Tim Bickel, John Borgen, Kevin Brehm, Dave Braun, Karl Glunz, Steve   Hamilton, Celia Meyers, Doug Mikolainis, Jeff Piotrowski, Lynn Ann Reesman, Sharon Shulse & Brian Schellinger

 


June 26, 2017 - Building Project Update 

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 of 2018. 

The Building Committee met with the project’s architect on June 29th to review three building plan concepts based on our programming input.  From these concepts the Building Committee will be giving the architect direction to proceed with a schematic design in July to refine the layout.  The 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.

 


May 28, 2017 - Building Project Update - Design Programming Kick-off!

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!

Click here to see Photos of our Campaign Kick-Off Event

 


We received a letter of Affirmation from Archbishop Listecki affirming and encouraging our efforts and campaign.  Read this letter and letters from our campaign team below: 

Letter of affirmation from Archbishop Listecki

Letters from Fr. Tim and the Campaign Team

 


We are faithfully moving forward with our "Many Parts One Body" Capital Campaign to build one central campus, advancing the mission of our parish community.

We intend to build a facility to unite the many parts of the body that is St. Gabriel Parish on one central campus. This will include our Catholic Formation programs from early childhood through adult formation, as well as our current and future community programs which include our seniors, funeral ministry, youth programs and additional adult formation opportunities.

Our day and night schematics have been very favorably received. Our plans meet the needs of our community without over extending our financial ability. Our plans will help us provide community opportunities and parish ownership to all our members. 

Click here to see our "Day Use" Schematic

Click here to see our "Night Use" Schematic

When will this happen? We need to raise 50% of the project cost to begin construction. Based on current information and forecasts, we believe . . . God willing . . . we will begin construction in late fall of 2017 with completion in late summer of 2018!

Of course, this all depends on the success of our Capital Campaign. Please pray for the success of our Capital Campaign and the future of St. Gabriel Parish.

 


Committee Meeting Minutes


Messenger/Bulletin Articles