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Capital Campaign

Campaign Goal

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church has moved forward with plans to upgrade our campus to accommodate the expected size increases of our growing community. St. Thomas the Apostle officially launched its Capital Campaign in 2022. We're currently seeking to secure funding for the building project. View an overview of the project here. To donate today, please tap the button below. 

  • Raised or pledged: $4.6 million

  • Goal: $8 million

Conceptual Plan

See below for a video of our conceptual plan for our future campus:

New Campus

Campaign Prayer

Good and Gracious God, 

You love us, and You call us to love You with all our hearts and to serve You in caring for our neighbors. Our parish is growing with new developments all around us, our new neighbors. We want to celebrate their arrival by building a larger church so that our new brothers and sisters in the faith will be able to worship You with us at St. Thomas.  

 

Lord, be with us now as we move to raise the funds to meet the needs of our growing community. May our parish gather, grow, and serve. We thank You for Your many blessings and ask You for special guidance and strength as we move forward to build our future. May St. Thomas the Apostle pray for us and this effort.

 

In Jesus name, we pray. Amen. 

  • August 9, 2023: Updates
  • December 6, 2022: Update
    Below are questions that members of the Facilities Planning Committee have received over the past few months including those from the September parish-wide meeting.
  • October 30, 2022: Update
    In what ways can I make a gift to the Capital Campaign? Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Below are various ways to give. Please consider one or multiple options when determining a commitment. There may be tax benefits to giving. Please consult your accountant or financial advisor to learn more. Please consult your accountant or financial advisor to learn more. • Cash • Check • Online giving through our website • Stocks and Bonds • Individual Retirement Account & Required Minimum Distributions • Gifts from the cash value of Life Insurance • In-Kind Donations • Real Estate • Employer Matching Gift We ask that you pray for God’s guidance throughout this process as well as the campaign volunteers and the entire parish. This is an important moment in our church’s history and we thank you for your interest!
  • October 16, 2022: Update
    When will we break ground on a new building? Matthew 5:14-16 You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. We hope to begin construction by Spring 2024, but it depends on the following factors: · How quickly we are able to reach our financial goal and collect the dollars. In order to receive permission from the Archdiocese to move ahead with construction, St. Thomas the Apostle needs 100% of construction costs pledged and at least 50% cash in hand. · Time it will take to receive a final design from our architect. · Construction scheduling
  • October 2, 2022: Update
    We need your help! Proverbs 16:3 Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. St. Thomas the Apostle is moving forward with a capital campaign to fund a new church. An important aspect of this effort involves volunteers contacting parishioners through a personal visit. You may soon be contacted to become an Ambassador for the campaign. Each Ambassador will be asked to simply deliver commitment packets, with campaign information, to approximately five households on Sunday, November 13. The following Sunday, November 20, Ambassadors will return to the same households, pick-up commitment forms in a sealed envelope and return them to St. Thomas the Apostle. This task should only take about one hour of your time on each Sunday. Ambassadors will be fully trained on how to make these contacts. The success of this campaign depends on our ability to visit all households. Thank you for your consideration!
  • September 25, 2022: Update
    Join Us for the Campaign Kick-off Event this Sunday after Mass!   1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. We invite you to attend a campaign kick-off event at the Parish Hall this Sunday after 10:30 a.m. Mass. There will be a presentation followed by lunch, door prizes and socializing with other parishioners! You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more! We hope to see you at this important event!   We ask that you pray for God’s guidance throughout this process as well as the campaign volunteers and entire parish. This is an important moment in our church’s history and we thank you for your interest!
  • September 18, 2022: Update
    You Are invited!   1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. We invite you to attend a campaign kick-off event at the Parish Hall on Sunday, September 25 after 10:30 a.m. Mass. There will be a presentation followed by lunch, door prizes and socializing with other parishioners! You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more!    We ask that you pray for God’s guidance throughout this process as well as the campaign volunteers and the entire parish. This is an important moment in our church’s history and we thank you for your interest!
  • September 11, 2022: Update
    Weekends of September 10 & 11 and September 17 & 18   You are invited!   1 Corinthians 10:31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. We invite you to attend a campaign kick-off event at the Parish Hall on Sunday, September 25 after 10:30 a.m. Mass. There will be a presentation followed by lunch, door prizes, and socializing with other parishioners! You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more! Child care will be provided.   We ask that you pray for God’s guidance throughout this process as well as the campaign volunteers and entire parish. This is an important moment in our church’s history and we thank you for your interest!
  • September 4, 2022: Update
    In what ways can I make a gift to the Capital Campaign? Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Below are various ways to give. Please consider one or multiple options when determining a commitment. There may be tax benefits to giving. Please consult your accountant or financial advisor to learn more. • Cash • Check • Online giving through our website • Stocks and Bonds • Individual Retirement Account & Required Minimum Distributions • Gifts from the cash value of Life Insurance • In-Kind Donations • Real Estate • Employer Matching Gift To learn more, please plan on attending the campaign kick-off event in the Parish Hall on Sunday, September 25 after 10:30 a.m. Mass. There will be a presentation followed by lunch, door prizes and socializing with other parishioners! We ask that you pray for God’s guidance throughout this process as well as the campaign volunteers and entire parish. This is an important moment in our church’s history and we thank you for your interest!
  • Building Committee Members
    Building committee: Carl Thelen - Rick Fadgen - Tom Hudinsky - Roger Litchy - Brady Day - Jamie Heuton - Susan Wieneke - Steve Schmitz - Cory Plotts - Jim Wawra - Randy Mudge - Fr. Glen Jenson - Cate Dugan
  • Capital Campaign Presentation
  • August 28, 2022: Update
    What is the cost of construction and how will we fund this amount? Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. The current estimated cost to build is between $6 and $7 million. A previous capital campaign, in the early/mid 2000’s, raised approximately one million dollars. The Finance Committee has overseen investments of these funds, which are now worth $2.8 million dollars. These funds are restricted to activities towards planning and building a new church, as well as related facilities. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $4 million in the capital campaign through parishioner giving and contributions from friends of the parish. To learn more, please plan on attending the campaign kick-off event in the Parish Hall on Sunday, September 25 after 10:30 a.m. Mass. There will be a presentation followed by lunch, door prizes and socializing with other parishioners! We ask that you pray for God’s guidance throughout this process as well as the campaign volunteers and entire parish. This is an important moment in our church’s history and we thank you for your interest!
  • August 21, 2022: Update
    August 21st, 2022 Update Why do we need to build a new church? Hebrews 3:4 - "For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God." There are two primary issues creating an urgency to build a new facility. The first issue is a growing Corcoran community. By 2040, there will be an estimated 2,000 new housing units in Corcoran and the population is estimated to grow 103.6% from 5,600 to 11,400. We want to be ready to welcome these families as they choose a church home. Second, the current church is too small and often experiences overcrowding. For example, past attendance has been 300, in a 160-person capacity church, on Ash Wednesday, Easter and Christmas Masses. People entered and left due to overcrowding. Other reasons include ADA and accessibility issues, as well as safety concerns with crossing County Road 10. To learn more, please plan on attending the campaign kick-off event in the Parish Hall on Sunday, September 25 after 10:30 a.m. Mass. There will be a presentation followed by lunch, door prizes and socializing with other parishioners!
  • August 14, 2022: Update
    Announcing the Rooted in Faith – Building Our Future Capital Campaign! Psalm 80:9 - "You cleared the ground for it; it took deep root and filled the land." After much research and parishioner feedback, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church is moving forward with a capital campaign to build a new church! Our campaign’s theme is Rooted in Faith – Building Our Future. Over the next couple of months, we will be sharing more information about this project before asking parishioners to make a financial commitment. Upcoming Campaign Event Dates: Campaign Kick-off Event at the Parish Hall on Sunday, September 25th following the 10:30 a.m. Mass There will be a presentation followed by lunch, door prizes and socializing with other parishioners! ​ Building and Capital Campaign Questions & Answers ​ Capital Campaign Campaign Chair Susan Wieneke Campaign Committee Michelle Bartlett Kevin Casserly Kimberly Day Jamie Heuton Fr. Glen Jenson Cindy Patnode ​ Campaign Consultants Michael & Whitney Davy – Mark Davy & Associates

Campaign Updates + Information

See below for updated information on the Capital Campaign. For questions, please contact the Parish Office at 763.420.2385 or hello@saintsppta.org.

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