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 be 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 (write “roof” in the memo) 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 each phase.
You may also enjoy watching a 16 minute historical video of Sacred Heart Church: dmsbcatholic.com/divine-mercy/history/
While there have been some unforeseen delays to the completion of the work, we are nearing the end of our first phase to redo our roof and the copper of our bell tower. THIS MEANS THE BILLS ARE COMING DUE.
As you can see from the itemization below, we need 1.1 million to pay for our beautiful new roof and bell tower. We are hoping to collect the balance needed to avoid paying interest on a loan.
Please continue to pray for our campaign to “Preserve our Sacred Heritage.”
PHASE ONE: ROOF & BELL TOWER ITEMIZATION (costs updated as of 10/13/21)
Estimated Total for Roof & Bell Tower
WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL FOR PHASE ONE!!!
Now that we have paid for the roof and bell tower (Phase One), all future donations for this campaign will go to Phase Two (Interior Restoration). Or, you may designate your gift to Phase Three (handicap accessibility).
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PHASE TWO: INTERIOR RESTORATION (cost estimates being gathered)
|Mold & Mildew abatement (guestimate)||$25,000|
|Scaffolding to paint interior (guestimate)||$100,000|
|Estimate to for plaster repair (guestimate)||$50,000|
|Estimate to paint interior (guestimate)||$125,000|
|Organ repair (guestimate)||$90,000|
|New Sanctuary and Aisles Flooring (guestimate)||$200,000|
|Restore Sacred Art / Columns (guestimate)||$30,000|
|Front Door closer mechanisms (guestimate)||$9,000|
|Total for Interior Restoration (Guestimate)||$659,000|
PHASE THREE: HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY (cost estimates to be gathered)
APRIL 2020 Scaffolding began going up around church and they have begun removing the old slate as of Monday, April 27. The scaffolding for 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 128-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.