Case for Support Breakdown Campaign Goal: $596,000
St. Joseph parish has long served as a home for Catholics in Hampton, Virginia, and a witness to the love and mercy of Jesus. The Living Our Mission campaign invites us to help build up the Kingdom of God by strengthening our parish for a vibrant future.
St. Joseph Church will receive 1/3rd of the funds we raise up to our goal of $596,000 and 2/3rds of funds raised over goal. These funds can enable us to address building needs such as renovation of the church and rectory, and they will help us prudently plan for our future and manage our expenses.
• Establishing a Capital Projects Fund – $144,000
The parish anticipates significant renovation and maintenance requirements in the near future, such as a renovation of the church to enhance worship services. Dedicating this fund for critical infrastructure needs will give us the financial strength to address maintenance priorities and can help us carry out a comprehensive parish infrastructure plan.
• Developing a Comprehensive Infrastructure Plan – $25,000
In total, St. Joseph owns and uses 7 buildings to worship, serve, and build community; it is very expensive to operate and maintain them. Hiring a professional firm (architect /contractor) will enable us to develop a course of action that reduces our monthly infrastructure costs while providing space
that supports all our ministries.
• Establishing an Endowment – $30,000
Creating an endowment will help ensure that St. Joseph stands as a firm witness to the faith for generations to come by providing investment income for the parish year after year.
•O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful
redemption. ~Psalm 130:7
Living Our Mission is an invitation for us to rally together to advance our sacred work as the Body of Christ. Your faithful generosity will be a grace to you and help strengthen our community at St. Joseph parish for generations to come.Msgr. Walter Barrett