PRESERVING OUR SACRED HERITAGE
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Our CAMPAIGN BROCHURE details our needs and shows pictures of the damage. It outlines the historic significance of our parish, provides our financials and how we intend to meet these needs.
Our CAMPAIGN THERMOMETER can bee seen by viewing our latest parish BULLETIN, which tracks our progress.
Contribute online or set up automatic online payments to help in Preserving our Sacred Heritage by clicking the donate button.
There is a small fee charged to the parish for online contributions (2.75% for credit cards and 0.9% for using your checking account online).
Or you may mail a check to:
Divine Mercy Capital Campaign
318 Division St.
Bellevue, KY 41073
Please consider filling out a PLEDGE SHEET to send in to our parish office. If you start with what you can give this year and then consider if you could make a similar gift each year for the next 4 years, this enables you to make a 5 year pledge that can help us reach our goal more quickly. We need to have all of the money raised through pledges (with half in cash on hand) to begin.
You may also enjoy watching a 16 minute historical video of Sacred Heart Church: dmsbcatholic.com/divine-mercy/history/
We hoped to have the new roof installed by the end of July. But now it will be at least mid October. WE WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR IT BY THEN.
It is likely to cost us close to a million dollars for the roof and bell tower (see itemization below). As you can see from our thermometer, we need to collect several hundred thousand dollars more in the next few months to avoid paying interest on a loan.
Please pray for our campaign to “Preserve our Sacred Heritage.”
ROOF COST ITEMIZATION
slate will be replaced with a 50-year commercial grade shingle
|Upper and lower roof snow rails||$5,250|
|Small chimney removal & decking||$6,500|
|Rebuild 2 small entrance slate roofs||$10,250|
|Replace the copper on the bell tower||$380,670|
|Base bid for Main Contractor||$837,355|
|Roof Decking Repair at $5.75/sq ft||???|
|extra Cost for bell tower scaffolding $32,540|
|less Savings adjustment on gutters -$9,500|
|Net change orders||$23,140|
|Bell tower decking repair $6.50 / sq ft||???|
|Cleaning, tuck pointing of masonry & sealing||$123,180|
|Facade flashing along roof||$28,590|
|Main chimney repair||$11,950|
|Exterior window trim & bell tower painting||$52,000|
|Replace spot lights with LED||$5,000|
|Replace interior bell tower roof under the bells||$13,825|
|Cost to lift bells and redo original supports||$10,535|
|New copper Louvers for bell tower||???|
|Estimated additional costs||$60,000|
|Estimated Total for Roof & Bell Tower||$1,165,575|
ROOF CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
Today is May 1st, the feast of St. Joseph the Worker and the biginning of the month of May when we honor Mary, seeking her motherly protection. Let us ask Jesus to make us a part of his family. We ask St. Joseph to watch over us as he did Jesus and Mary. We ask Mary to show us her motherly care and to keep us close to her Son Jesus. This video was taken from the scaffolding of Sacred Heart Church, Divine mercy Parish in Bellevue, Kentucky, where we are in the process of replacing our 125-year-old roof.
Posted by Divine Mercy Parish on Friday, May 1, 2020
Scaffolding is going up around church and they have begun removing the old slate as of Monday, April 27. The scaffolding that will go up around the bell tower required a special engineering study and some additional costs due to the complexity of the work.
MARCH 2020 Bellevue’s skyline will soon be changing! We have awarded a contract to Imbus Roofing to replace Divine Mercy’s roof and copper bell tower. Work is expected to begin in March, 2020.
The copper on our 127-year-old church was put on about a hundred years ago. When we put new copper on our bell tower this spring, it will take decades for it to change to the current light green that has defined Bellevue’s skyline for many years.