August 17, 2021
Recently Bishop Dewane called to advise that the contract with Crowther Roofing had been signed. He also advised that during our fundraising for the roof we would NOT be charged the normal assessment of 26% for a three year period.
The cost of replacing the roof is around $650,000. We have been fortunate that we have already had pledges of about $100,000 toward this project. One pledge was $80,000 from the estate of Leonard Kozoman. We still have to raise another $550,000 for this project.
We will be announcing plans for raising funds shortly and will be asking for pledges and donations for this project. If you contribute to the roofing project at this time, please make sure that the donation is clearly marked for the roof project so it is not assessed as regular income.
We have not received a start date at this point so we are not sure when the project will start.
August 5, 2021
As we advised several weeks ago, the Diocese of Venice is requiring that a new roof be put on the church and ministry buildings. The contract has been agreed upon and Crowther Roofing has been awarded the contract. A start date has not been set but we are hoping that it is imminent.
CHURCH AND MINISTRY BUILDINGS TO GET NEW ROOFS
Repairs being done to the church's roof
After years of having leakage and water damage at both the church and ministry buildings, we now see an end to the situation.
Recently, the diocese sent a representative to examine our situation. It was determined that both buildings were to have their roofs replaced.
There were three options for us. We could replace the roof with a tile roof which we now have, a metal roof that looks like tile but substantially more expensive, or a regular metal roof seen on many buildings today. We tentatively have selected the metal roof option feeling that it is the best option because of cost and longevity.
Your financial committee met Saturday, July 17, and agreed that this is the best option.
Crowther Roofing has given us an estimate of $647,000 for completing this project on both buildings. This includes new gutters and valleys. This is substantially less than what we anticipated when we began investigating this project.
The diocese has indicated that they will provide a mortgage for the needed amount.
As Father Leo indicated at Mass last weekend, he is personally going to donate one percent of the cost to the church, or $6,500, to help defray the cost of the mortgage. Certainly, your generosity would also be appreciated.
We'll be informing you on how you can assist your parish with financial assistance. Watch your Bulletin and Parish Website for more information as plans on this project develop.