Raise the Roof

Nov 1, 2022

Dear parishioners,

I hope you are enjoying these wonderful summer days and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.

Thank you for all of you who have thus far contributed or pledged to the 2022 Catholic Services Appeal (CSA). Your generosity supports more than 100 programs and ministries as well as our own parish. In addition to the good works provided by your CSA donations, the CSA is an excellent way for a parish to raise funds. Once a parish reaches its CSA target, any excess funds are returned to the parish without impacting future CSA targets.

As you have seen in our weekly bulletin, we are need of replacing the roofs of our lower school, middle school and gym, and the church itself. I know replacing the roofs is not a project that seems too exciting right now. Being pro-active prevents future damage and expense in the years ahead. It is our goal to be good stewards of our campus. The total cost of this project is estimated to be around $2.5 million. That said, it is now time to launch our campaign - Raise the Roof.

This is our current plan for replacing the roofs:

  • Summer of 2023 – Replace lower school roof and skylights
  • 2024 – Replace middle school and gym roofs
  • 2025 – Replace the church and gathering space roofs

I humbly ask those who regularly donate to the CSA to please consider increasing or doubling your gift over the next three years to reach our goals. If you currently don’t contribute to the CSA, please consider making a gift or pledge over the next three years to Raise the Roof. We are offering several ways for you to give:

  • Use the red envelopes enclosed titled “Raise the Roof” (these will also arrive with your envelope package mailed to you every two months)
  • Faith Direct
  • CSA Website
  • Drop off check at the front office with “Raise the Roof” in the memo line

All gifts, large and small, are appreciated and necessary to this campaign and protecting us for years to come. Gifts will be processed through the CSA so please make checks payable to the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Msgr. Gary Smetanka

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