Our parish has a variety of capital needs that the campaign will help us to address. First, we will replace the AC unit. Every year, we patch the system, which is from 1968, but it is time to replace it. Next, we will improve the handicap accessibility of our side entrance to accommodate our parishioners. Lastly, we will replace the outdated lighting. It is very difficult for staff to change the bulbs when one goes out as it requires either scaffolding in the church, or removal of the pews and a scissors lift. Most church lights are on a pulley system so they can be lowered down for easy access, ours do not. So, we will be looking to either install a pulley system or replacing them with new lights.
We will use the remainder of our share to pay off parish debt. We took out a loan many years ago to complete the remodel of the church. This campaign will help us pay a portion of that loan back and put us in a better financial situation.