Dear Parishioners and Friends,
We began the 'reawakening of our dreams' in early January of 2015 with a letter inviting all donors to the capital campaign, that began five years ago, to a consultation meeting on the 8th of February, 2015. At that meeting, the revised plan was presented and approved by those present. This was followed by another letter to the donors asking their consent to use the funds they contributed and pledged towards the revised plans.
Following the ‘Reawakening our Dreams’ meeting, I wrote to Bishop Robert Brennan seeking permission to revitalize the capital campaign we began nearly five years ago and extend it by another two years. With his permission, I announced the relaunching of our capital campaign last weekend with an immediate target amount of $150,000 and $260,000 as the approximate overall target to be reached in a 2 year period. Much of 2015 was spent filing the necessary paperwork with the approving agencies including Brookhaven Town, Suffolk County, local fire and the Pine Barrens commission. We received our Building Permit in May of 2016. We had a ceremonial ground-breaking on June 25, 2016 during our parish's 20th Anniversary Celebration. Bishop Brennan attended. The official ground breaking occurred in August of 2016. See pictures below on this page.
We will gladly welcome continued pledges if you are able as well as any fundraising initiatives to realize our dream as early as we can. And most important, let us all continue to pray through the intercession of our Blessed Mother for the smooth and speedy realization of this project which has long been on our minds as a parish community.
Please visit this page again, as updates will be posted as progress is made.
Glad to be with you on this exciting journey,
Fr. Jose K. Jacob SMM, Pastor
Gettting Started - August 2016