Love One Another Capital Campaign 2021


St. James Parish, Mukwonago


Our Parish Roots

In November 1842, before the Diocese of Milwaukee was established, the father of James Fardy rushed from the township of Mukwonago to Milwaukee to find a priest to baptize his newborn son. Father Martin Kundig, upon seeing the infant, asked that a future congregation be named after this first baptized Catholic of Mukwonago. Not until James Fardy was 54 did the faithful of Mukwonago have a church of their own, a small white frame church on Grand Avenue, eventually to be replaced by a Spanish Mission style church on Division Street. A school started in the church basement with help from the School Sisters of Notre Dame. As parish and school expanded into the 1960’s, a lot was purchased on the north side of town where a school, convent, and the current church were all constructed in succession.

Every generation since the early settlers held their faith dear and demonstrated their love for God and His Church through countless sarcrifices, volunteer hours, and creativity. With over 1,000 registered families, St. James stands ready to spread the Gospel more fully in our local area. We are counting on the parishioners of today to help us expand.

 

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Our Share

Through much prayer, planning and conversation, we have identified our greatest needs and initiatives to strengthen our mission and vision for years to come. Our share of the funds raised will be used for new building additions, school and church capital improvements, and creation of a cemetery,

Parish Goal

$3,500,000

Parish Share

$3,100,000

Total Pledged as of 1/22/2024

$3,009,415

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  SCHOOL OPENING-$1,000,000

In 2024, we will open our parish school as St. James the Less Academy with a classical curriculum. Funds from this campaign will allow our headmaster time to craft the curriculum, hire teachers, order supplies and update facilities.

  BUILDING ADDITIONS-$2,000,000

The building addition will include new offices, a new gathering space and a welcoming front facade with access to the church and parish offices for the convenience of all parishioners.

 

  CHURCH RENOVATIONS--$75,000

Church renovations will include updated lighting and flooring. Painting will uplift and refresh our worship space. These improvements will benefit personal and communal prayer by inspiring hearts to give glory to God.

  CEMETERY ESTABLISHMENT--$25,000

At present, St. James does not have a parish cemetery. The funds raised will allow us to formally establish a cemetery on existing property which will include a plot map, sign, and a road.

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Mailing:
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Shipping:
3501 South Lake Drive
St. Francis, WI 53235

Phone:  (414) 769-3459
Email:   loveoneanother@archmil.org

 

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