St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Parish

Capital Campaign

CAPITAL CAMPAIGN NEWS AND HAPPENING

5/2/16 - The 5th annual St. Mary Golf Classic will be held at Heatherwoode Golf Club on Monday, September 12, 2016.

Lunch and Dinner will be included.  For more information please contact Doyle Key at [email protected] or 937.477.3782.

8/11/15 - A blessing of the construction site presided over by Archbishop Schnurr was held on Sunday, August 2, at 2:00 P.M.  About 200 people attended and was followed by a reception at Sycamore Creek Country Club.

5/4/15 - Construction is well underway of the new church and parish life center.  Go to our Photos page to check out the action!

3/6/15 - Groundbreaking for our new church and parish life center is set for this Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 P.M.  Parking will be available along Springs Blvd.  As the ground will be wet, boots are suggested as footware!

2/9/15 - Since July 1st and the start of Phase II of the Capital Campaign, we have new pledges totaling $1,838,087.  Together with pledges from Phase I of $1,927,502 our total pledges add up to $3,765,589.  The total amount collected so far from both phases is $2,251,102. We thank you so much!  Please return your pledge card to the parish office.  If you don’t have a pledge card or for more information, please contact Doyle & JoAnn Key at 937-514-6193 or [email protected] Groundbreaking for our new church and parish life center on Yankee Rd. still is projected to be in February/March 2015 with an expected completion date of June of 2016.

12/15/14 - There still is a lot of work to do!  Since July 1st and the start of Phase II of the Capital Campaign, we have new pledges totaling $1,810,063.  Together with pledges from Phase I of $1,927,502 our total pledges add up to $3,737,565.  We thank you so much!  Yes, we reached our Phase II goal of $1.8 million but that doesn’t mean additional pledges aren’t needed.  Reaching our goal has enabled us to secure a loan to begin construction but we need additional pledges because that loan must be paid off!  To those who have not contributed to Phase II of the Campaign, we ask for your support.  Please return the pledge card you received in the mail to the parish office.  If you don’t have a pledge card or for more information, please contact Doyle & JoAnn Key at 937-514-6193 or [email protected]

11/17/14 - The Phase II pledge goal of $1,800,000 has been met!  Construction of the new St. Mary Church and Parish Life Center will begin with groundbreaking in Feb/Mar of 2015 with an expected completion date of June of 2016.  More details soon!

11/10/14 - With the passing of the $1.75 million mark in Phase II pledges, we now need only $50,000 in new pledges to reach our goal of $1.8 million.  As was reported last week, the Archdiocese has given its approval to begin the development of our new church and Parish Life Center once our goal is reached.  Groundbreaking is set to occur in the February/March 2015 time frame.

11/4/14 - A Major Campaign Announcement was made at all Masses this past weekend.  Our Phase II pledge goal was reduced by the Archdiocese to $1.8 million and we have only $150,000 in new pledges to go to meet the goal. We have been authorized to begin construction of the new church and Parish Life Center!  Groundbreaking is set for February/March.

10/20/14 - Since July 1st and the start of Phase II of the Capital Campaign, we have new pledges totaling $1,624,635.  We now need less than $675,000 in new pledges to begin construction of the new church and Parish Life Center!  Please return your Phase II pledge card if you have not already done so.

10/8/14 - Since July 1st and the start of Phase II of the Capital Campaign, we have new pledges totaling $1,578,069.  We now need less than $730,000 in new pledges to begin construction of the new church and Parish Life Center!  Please return your Phase II pledge card if you have not already done so.

9/29/14 - Since July 1st and the start of Phase II of the Capital Campaign, we have new pledges totaling $1,567,896.  We now need less than $740,000 in new pledges to begin construction of the new church and Parish Life Center!  Please return your Phase II pledge card if you have not already done so.

9/22/14 - Since July 1st and the start of Phase II of the Capital Campaign, we have new pledges totaling $1,518,776.  We now need less than $800,000 in new pledges to begin construction of the new church and Parish Life Center!  Please return your Phase II pledge card if you have not already done so.

9/15/14 - Since July 1st and the start of Phase II of the Capital Campaign, we have new pledges totaling $1,481,732.  We now need approximately $800,000 in new pledges to begin construction of the new church and Parish Life Center!

8/25/14 - Since July 1st and the start of Phase II of the Capital Campaign, we have new pledges totaling $1,301471.  We now have less than $1 million in new pledges needed to begin construction of the new church and Parish Life Center!

7/28/14 - Since July 1st and the start of Phase II of the Capital Campaign, we have new pledges totaling $1,034,892.  That is up from $903,327 last week and an increase of $131,565 in just one week! These new pledges apply towards the Phase II goal of $2.3 million required by the Archdiocese to begin construction of the new church and Parish Life Center.

7/14/14 - Fr. Jim Manning along with Doyle and JoAnn Key spoke at all Masses on July 12th & 13th updating the progress of the Capital Campaign for the building of the new St. Mary Church. The refined vision is to build a church that will seat 800+ with a walkout lower level to serve as the Parish Life Center overlooking the ponds. The Parish Life Center will include offices, classrooms, a kitchen, restrooms, storage and an activity area that is nearly twice the size of the area in our current Parish Center. Shown here are the initial renderings of the new Church.

 

6/9/14 - MSA Architects of Cincinnati has been selected to provide design and architectural services for the new church and parish center.  MSA, along with Dryden Builders, form the professional team that is working with parish leadership on the design and construction of our new campus.

6/1/14 - A note from Fr. Jim: This past weekend, Deacon Steve gave an inspiring homily relating the readings for the Ascension to the need to build our new church.  Excerpts from his homily will be in the June 8th bulletin and the entire homily is on the parish website (click on the homily for June 1).  Like the Eleven disciples who were commissioned by Jesus to go forth and spread the Good News to the Gentile world (the “outsiders”) we are called upon to welcome those who would love to join us in worship but are prohibited because there is no room for them.  It took the early Church a little time to figure out that Christ’s message of salvation was open to the whole world, not just the Israelites.  St. Mary Parish must be open to all local families who wish to join us and for that our new church is a necessity, not a luxury.

3/23/14 - A note from Fr. Jim: I am pleased to announce that Dryden Builders has been chosen as our Contractor/Builder for our new Family Life Center.  Chris Hinkel, President of Dryden Builders, and his family are St. Mary parishioners.  Don Hinkel, CEO, is a member of St. Francis de Sales Parish in Lebanon.  As owners of Dryden Builders, Chris and Don are committed to the success of our project.  Additionally, our lending institution is reworking their loan proposal to us in an effort to make it more beneficial to the parish than was their original proposal.

2/16/14 - A note from Fr. Jim:  I invited Rich Kelly, the CFO of the Archdiocese to our last Parish Pastoral Council meeting in January to discuss where we are in our Capital Campaign and for him to convey the Archbishop’s support of our efforts.  Mr. Kelly assured everyone that the Archbishop is in full support of our vision for the future of St. Mary’s and hopes that we will be in a position soon to begin development of the property.

In the near future, we will be meeting with our architect, lending institution, and city officials to work on final plans for development of our property.  At this point, we need approximately $1 million in order to begin work on Phase 1 – the Parish Center. I encourage all parishioners to be as generous as you can to our campaign and keep praying for the success of our efforts. A copy of the Campaign prayer will be provided in the bulletin today. Let me conclude with a story. At the Ladies Society Bazaar last fall, a woman approached to assure me that since the inception of the Capital Campaign she has been praying a rosary every day in fulfillment of her prayer pledge. Her husband who is not Catholic will not let her retire at night until she says her rosary. This is the level of commitment that is needed to move us to the next level of this Campaign for the good of St. Mary Parish.

 2/10/14 - Permission has been obtained from Fischer Development Corp. to cross its easement in order to construct a rear entrance to the Yankee Rd. property.  In addition, permission has been obtained from Vectren to cross its natural gas pipeline for the rear entrance.  This leaves Columbia Gas and Tepco as two companies needing to give their approvals for the rear entrance.  The parish is working to obtain those approvals in a timely manner.

1/14/14 - The Capital Campaign has passed significant pledge and contribution amounts this past week.  To date, over $1.8 million has been pledged and over $1.4 million has been collected.  Again, thank you to all who have contributed.

8/26/13 - To date, the Capital Campaign has received over $1,698,000 in pledges and has received over  $1,159,000 in contributions. Thank you to all who have contributed and who have been faithful to their pledges. 

8/13/13 - See the item "Doing It Right" under the Capital Campaign menu for a special update regarding the Campaign.

7/11/13 - On July 10, representatives of the parish and Ruetschle Architects met in working session with the City of Springboro Planning Commission.  Under discussion was the Detailed Site Plan to develop Phase 1 of the Yankee Rd. property, the  Parish Life Center.  There are still a number of issues to work through in order to complete the Site Plan, the major one being the ability to construct a secondary entrance to the property off of Springs Blvd.  In order to accomplish this, permission from the three natural gas companies which have pipelines running through the property must be obtained as well as from Fischer Development Co. which owns the strip of land between Springs Blvd. and the parish's property.  The parish currently is in discussions with the companies in order to facilitate the process.  At this time, it is not anticipated that this permission will be obtained in the very near future and a groundbreaking on the property in August does not look feasible.  Watch this space for updates.

6/17/13 - To date, the Capital Campaign has received over $1,685,000 in pledges and has received over $1,100,000 in contributions.  We wish to thank all those who have contributed and have been faithful to their pledges.  Your commitments have made possible the success of the Campaign.

5/20/13 - On May 16, the Springboro City Council approved by a unanimous vote the General Development Plan for Phase 1 of our Yankee Rd. property, the Parish Life Center.  The way is now clear for us to begin development of the property.  We now will complete a Detailed Site Plan, which is the next piece of documentation required by the city.  The Plan gives specific information regarding the preparation of the property for construction and the steps in the construction process.  It is anticipated that we will deliver the Plan to the city by May 31 with a targeted approval date of July 31.  This will keep us on schedule for a ground breaking in August.

5/1/13 - The City of Springboro Planning Commission voted 6-0 on April 24 to approve the parish’s General Development Plan for the Yankee Rd. property.  It is anticipated that the City Council will give its approval to the Plan when it meets on May 16.  With these approvals, we will have taken a major step in the building of the new Parish Life Center as we move towards ground breaking in August.

4/15/13 - Representatives of the parish and Ruetschle Architects met in working session with the City of Springboro Planning Commission on April 10, 2013.  Discussion continued from the March meeting on the General Development Plan for the Yankee Rd. property which the parish submitted.  It is anticipated that the Planning Commission will give its approval to the Plan when it meets in formal session on April 24.  Pending approval, the Plan will be submitted to the City Council for its consideration in May.

4/7/13 - The Capital Campaign has reached a milestone surpassing the million dollar mark in collections at $1,039,325!  Our total campaign pledges have now reached $1,658,091. Thank you to all who’ve contributed!  Your dedication to the Campaign is outstanding!  In addition, our two pie sales have netted over $5,700 for the Capital Campaign.

3/18/13 - Representatives of the parish and Ruetschle Architects met in working session with the City of Springboro Planning Commission on March 13, 2013.  Discussion centered around the General Development Plan for the Yankee Rd. property which the parish submitted.  Discussion will continue at the next working session scheduled for April 10, 2013.

3/4/13 - The St. Mary Capital Campaign has as its goal the building of a new church and parish life center on 17 acres of parish property on Yankee Rd. in Springboro.  Phase 1 of construction will feature the building of the Parish Life Center with a 500-seat worship/assembly area, parish offices, and religious education classrooms.  Phase 2 will feature the building of the 1,200 seat Gothic-style church.  Phase 3 will feature the construction of a chapel as part of the Parish Life Center.  For information regarding the Campaign, please contact Deacon Steve Bermick in the parish office at 937-746-5404 ([email protected]) or Campaign Co-Chairpersons Doyle and JoAnn Key at 937-514-6193 ([email protected]).

3/4/13 - Pastoral Parish Council and Fr. Jim Manning, Pastor, met with Archbishop Dennis Schnurr on Thursday, February 21st, to provide him an update on our campus relocation efforts.  The Archbishop graciously gave his approval to start construction of Phase 1, the Parish Family Life Center.  He realizes this is just the first step in St Mary Parish playing a larger role in serving Catholics of Northern Warren County.  He has bestowed his blessing on our efforts and has challenged us to complete what we have started.  Parish Council, the Capital Campaign and St Mary Staff will continue to work with the Archdiocese,  City of Springboro Planning Commission and our architectural firm, Ruetschle, to solidify plans and set a ground breaking date.