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/
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.
We hope to have the new roof installed by the end of July. THIS MEANS WE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT ALL BY THE END OF JULY!!!
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.
If you can accelerate any of your pledge payments it would help us tremendously! Please pray for our campaign to “Preserve our Sacred Heritage.”
ROOF COST ITEMIZATION
Roof replacement $439,935
slate will be replaced with a 50-year commercial grade shingle
Small chimney removal & decking $6,500
Rebuild 2 small entrance slate roofs $10,250
Replace the copper bell tower $380,670
Upper and lower roof snow rails $5,250
Base bid for Main Contractor $842,605
Roof Decking Repair at $5.75/sq ft
Engineer for cupola scaffolding $5,000
Cost of bell tower scaffolding $32,000
Bell tower decking repair $6.50 / sq ft
Tuck Pointing of masonry
Exterior window trim & bell tower painting
Sealing exterior imitation limestone
Replace spot lights with LED
Estimated additional costs $150,000
Estimated Total for Roof & Bell Tower $992,605