Why are we conducting a capital campaign?
The St. John Vianney community has a long history of generous contributions of our time, talent and treasure. The Building on our Foundation for the Future campaign will prepare the parish to meet our current needs and the needs of future generations.
The Diocese of Austin purchased for the parish the Parish Activity Center (PAC), the adjacent houses and land over a year ago to address our most critical need of more suitable gathering spaces for our growing parish family. This campaign will pay back the diocese in full for this property, complete the parking lot and road joining between the church and PAC, and begin improvements to our new buildings.
Will the Parish Activity Center be improved with this campaign?
Improvements to the Parish Activity Center is the third goal of the Building on our Foundation for the Future campaign. Our goal is to make as many improvements to the building as possible. The size and scope of the improvements will depend entirely on how much the parish raises beyond the initial goal of repaying the Diocese of Austin and the completion of the parking lot.
What improvements will be made to the PAC?
St. John Vianney’s parish leadership will meet with the Diocese of Austin following the active solicitation phase of the campaign in early fall. At that time, leadership will know the amount of funds available for improvements to the Parish Activity Center. Improvements could include air conditioning, restrooms, finished spaces such as floors and drop ceilings, religious formation space and office renovations, kitchen/ food preparation spaces, and external appearance renovations.
How long will Building on our Foundation for the Future capital campaign last?
The campaign pledge period will be three years. The active solicitation phase will begin in June and last through the summer. Will this campaign lower the debt the parish owes on the church building itself?
The Building on our Foundation for the Future capital campaign is linked to the debt owed on the Parish Activity Center and parking improvements. It will lower the overall debt the parish owes the diocese but it will not address the debt owed on the church building itself.