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Letter from Father Joseph about the financial goals.

 
 

11/4/2017

Dear Friends,

It is with great joy that I am able to announce that we have reached our building fund goal of $275,000.00. We began collecting donations approximately three and one-half years and have now completed this monumental goal. I would like to thank all who have contributed to the building fund and have made this new church possible. Be assured that I am deeply grateful for your sacrifices and charity. All benefactors are remembered in the Holy Mass I say each day.

The church interior is now able to be completed, hopefully in November and December 2017. As the interior is being completed our attention will now turn to the church parking lot. The City of Lubbock, TX will not allow the church to be used until all of requirements of the parking area are met. This means the parking surface will need to be completely reconstructed. The old asphalt will be taken up, the area will be regraded and a new surface will be laid. In addition, the driveway ramp (entrance) will need to be completely reconstructed. The city requires a thirty foot entrance and at present it is only twenty-four feet.

The estimated cost of the parking area work is about $15,000.00. There are also construction costs above the $275,000.00 which is estimated to be about $5,000.00. Once again, we are calling upon our benefactors to assist us with these final costs. Our hope is to begin saying Mass in the church in January or February 2018. May God bless you for your generosity!

Fr. Joseph Noonan, OFM