Church Restoration
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Built in 1926, our beautiful church is at the center and foundation for all we do as a parish. It was badly damaged after the Northridge earthquake, and was repaired and retrofitted at that time. But since 1995, we estimate that over six million people have walked through the doors of our parish to attend a mass, a wedding, a baptism, or to simply stop in and pray. The church revitalization project is underway… and it will bring new life to our spiritual home!  See our progress below.

 

 

Over 500 parishioners have stepped forward to support the church renovation.  JOIN US by and clicking the button below.  Thank you!

 

click to support the church renovation

Built in 1926, our beautiful church is at the center and foundation for all we do as a parish. It was badly damaged after the Northridge earthquake, and was repaired and retrofitted at that time. But since 1995, we estimate that over six million people have walked through the doors of our parish to attend a mass, a wedding, a baptism, or to simply stop in and pray. The church revitalization project is underway… and it will bring new life to our spiritual home!  See our progress below.

 

 

Over 500 parishioners have stepped forward to support the church renovation.  JOIN US by and clicking the button below.  Thank you!

 

click to support the church renovation

Progress

We have made a great deal of progress in the first two weeks of work. The project began in earnest on Tuesday,
Jan. 2 when all of the pews were removed by the pew refinishing company. Before loading onto their trucks, all
of the kneelers were removed and the acoustic panels—underneath the seats—were removed for storage on our campus. The pews were taken to a workshop for sanding, renewing color, and fixing broken pieces. Before removal, every single piece of each pew was numbered so that it will be returned to its exact original location.

 

That same day the lighting project began with removal of broken, obsolete fixtures. All of this was preceded by our staff and key group of volunteers emptying the sacristy, putting things in storage and bringing all Sunday and weekday items to the St. André Bessette Chapel for celebration of the liturgy while we are out of the church.


On Wednesday, Jan. 3, rolling towers of scaffolding were erected to be used for the lighting part of the project and painting. Meanwhile, our parish staff and volunteers were working tirelessly to prepare the Grand Pavilion for our weekend liturgies. This includes a stage for the altar, sound equipment, choir risers and instruments for our music ministry, chairs setup inside and within the tent, preparing screens for live streaming Mass and onto every video screen in the Caruso Community Center. Saturday, Jan. 6 and Sunday, Jan. 7 we celebrated our first full weekend of liturgies in the Grand Pavilion. A huge thank you to everyone: staff, contractors, volunteers, city officials and all who helped us create a comfortable temporary worship space while undergoing church renovation.


In the second week, the scope work included painting, lighting work, terrazzo floor repair, grinding and finishing, and discovery. While we have sufficient funds to cover the cost of the original scope of the project, additional funds are needed to cover expenses of extensive water damage that was discovered in the initial phase of the project.

 

This week, we will have an estimate on the cost of repairs for that essential work that will increase the final cost. Contact Valerie Shore, Dale Sieverding or Mike Mottola if you're interested in supporting this additional work.

Why?

When we first embarked on plans to refurbish and renovate the interiors of our buildings, it was to address issues of safety, aesthetics and maintenance after decades of heavy and continual use, as well as to prepare for the future needs of our parish community. In the spirit of Pope Francis, our approach to the renovation has been one of moderation, restraint and simplicity.

 

We have recently completed the first part of our two-part renovation project – the rectory. As you know, this building is the home to our pastor and priest associates. The building had not been significantly upgraded since it was built in 1926, other than minor fixes. The renovation included plumbing, electrical and other structural improvements.

 

We now turn our attention to OUR spiritual home, the church!

 

We are appealing to our community for the church renovation throughout the summer and fall. Our goal is to begin work in January 2018 when the building’s usage is at a minimum – fewer weddings, no graduations, etc. Our hope is that other generous members of our community will donate to this worthy project!

Scope

Our plans for the church restoration:

  • Repair and refinish the pews
  • Repair and polish the floors
  • Update the outdated lighting and electrical systems
  • Polish and clean the marble above the altar
  • Reinforce the stairs to the choir loft
  • Upgrade the audio system
  • Renovate the sacristy
  • Paint the interior walls
  • Repair and update the donor wall in the vestibule

Since we began fundraising in October 2016, we were able to complete the rectory renovation. The church refurbishments will require additional fundraising to fully complete all the needs we have identified. The biggest expense is in updating the lighting and electrical systems with newer, greener and more energy-efficient technologies. With these updated systems, we can offer light, bright and fully-functioning lighting, while keeping the decorative fixtures that give the interior of our church its charm and beauty.

Thanks

Thank you to our generous donors who have supported the renovation project to date:

Gifts of $5,000 will be acknowledged on a donor plaque in the sacristy in memory of Fran Curry

Gifts of $10,000 and above will be memorialized on a donor plaque at the entrance of the church.

 

Algarin, Shelia and Alex

Alvarez, Natalie

Anderson, Haskel & Sarita

Anderson, Meredith

Anderson, Michael

Anonymous

Anthiel, David B. and Angela Arenas

Arnold, Phyllis

Arnold, Randy Lee

Ashford, Michelle and Greg Walker

Avecilla, Francis and Ruby

Baldwin, Daniel

Barcomb, Bruce

Barnoski, Barbara & Michael

Baxter, Frank

Bayliss, Carol & Stephen

Beebe, Bill & Sonya

Bentrott, Mark and Caitlynn Caster

Berchtold, Amy Dundon and Jim

Black, William

Bohan, Martin & Michelle

Boihem, HL & Lydia

Bollea, Paul & Lesliee

Bordenkircher, Eric

Boucher, Robert & Suzanne

Boutique Ministry

Bradley, Berton & Felicia

Brotzen, Sherrie

Brough, Catherine

Burnes, John and Dearbhla McNulty

Caraballo, Chris

Caringi, James

Caruso, Marc & Donna

Cassidy, Sally and Joel Goldberg

Castro, Rosie

Cavanaugh, Robert

Celino, Hannah

Ceteno, Teresa & George

Chan, Lynn

Checki, Denise

Christenson, Mirka

Chung, Josephine (Bangkok West, Inc.)

Clark, Cynthia & Scott

Clark, Janet

Cocharo, Mary Kay

Colonna, Denny

Coniglio, Jacob

Conners, Cathy & Brian

Connor, Jackie

Corrado, Ralph & Honor

Crewse, Kathleen

Cristobal, Violeta

Cummins, John and Norma Esperida

Cunningham, Rob

Curley, Jim

Dalton, Mary Jo & John

Delfino, Timothy

Dellamora, Richard

Dietch, Joanne

DiPaolo, Michael & Jennifer

Dominguez, Dorene

Donatoni, Joseph & Mary Ellen

Doughtery Jr., Paul

Dwyer, Michael

Eberherr, Sylvia

Etchegaray, Lucas & Patricia Artigas

Ettenger, Robert and Angela Castellano

Fair, Luke & Patricia

Farmer, Jason & Erany

Forgione, Geoffrey & Michelle Youseff

Gallati, Gary

Gallimore, Jason

Garvey, George & Mary

Gavigan, Christopher & Jessica

Given, John & Margaret

Gores, Alec

Grazer, Brian & Veronica

Greenbaum, Ruth A.

Gularte, Jenny

Hallal, Eileen

Hallen, Ed & Frida

Heller, Peter

Hemenez, Kristen and James Clark

Herbst, Gloria & Roland

Heyn, Matthew & Andrea

Hicks, Larry

Hilton, Ron & Nancy

Holetich, Eugene & Christine

Homsieh, Sam (Posermedia.com)

Houlihan Trust, John J.

Hunter, John

Hutchison, Dolores

Huynh, Marie

Ison, Bayani

Jenkins, Howard & Jane

Jenkins, Kerrisha

Jocas, Richard & Patricia

Johnson, Suzanne Nora & David

Jose, Nola & Joey Silerio

Keck, Clare & Howard

Kelly, Therese and Peter Kovac

Kelsey, Mark

Kenworthy, Chuck & Terri

Khoo, Lynda

Kim, Linda Lee and Kyle

King, Ly & Ray

Klinger, Greg

Krishfield, Karen

Kuhn, Allen & Carole

Kull, Rudi

La Commare, Shirley & Frank

La Macchia, John & Jaleh

Lagomasino, Isabel & Mark

Lamug, Nerida

Laquer, Chris & Carolyn

Le, Megan & Hung

Leary, Eileen

Lee, David & Sonia

Leyhe, William & Sonoma

Lim, Catherine

Lipscomb, Tamara

Locy, Sharon

London, Eric

Longarzo, Diana & Jerry

Louie, Leigh Ellen

Lubas, Diana

Lynch, Timothy & Jennifer

Lyons, Gail & Peter

Maano, Elouie

Mackanic, Gerald & Margaret

Madok, Bob & Nina

Madsen, Anne and Lynn James

Maguire, Connie

Maher, William

Marrs, Donald & Paige

Martin Family Trust

Marzec, Zee

McAuliffe, John & Cheryl

McCardle, Kevin

McDermot, Eileen

McGowan, Tina

McNamara, Patricia

Meneses, Irene

Mesdag, Lisa & Willem

Metcalf, Kimberly

Milan, Chuck

Miller, Dylan

Montgomery, Sarah

Mooney, John

Moore, Matthew

Moosbrugger, Ed

Morgan, Jeff & Margie

Morris, Chuck & Angela

Morris, Rosie & Kevin

Morva, Amelia & Romeo

Mottola, Mike

Mulallly, James & Anne

Murray, Michael & Ann

Neal, David & Jennifer

Nelson, Grant & Judith

Nguyen, Anh

Noneman, Joan & Charles

Noone, Tom & Marcia

Norman, Gerald

Nugent, Phyllis B.

O'Connell, Fran & Theodore

O'Connell, Peggy

O'Connor, Linda & Thomas

O'Fallon, Peter

Oliva, Dan

Olson, Elliott & Elisa

Oppenheim, Charles & Lydia

Palladino, Michael

Parente, Bill & Carol

Parry, Amanda & Raymon

Patel, Elvina

Perille, Robert

Pica+Sullivan Architechts

Popov, Alexi & Patricia

Prathuangsuk, Chuan

Pruett, Judith

Pugsley, Bob

Quade, William & Mary

Quintos, Wilhelmina

Rille, Mia & Norman

Rodrigues, Trevor & Anna

Roley, Thomas & Sue

Ryan, Maureen

Scarafia, Susan

Schapheer, Rosario

Schlosser, Liesel & Deiter

Schoenvogel, Walt & Carolyn

Schwala, Dan & Denise

Sharpe, Nancy & Bill

Sheinberg, Susan & Jon

Silang, Suzette

Simone, Vito

Sivalon, Joan

Smolarski Family Trust

Soesanto, Fay & Tonny

Spaulding, Helen & Anthony

Speicher, Mark

Ssutu, Louis & Deanna

Stanke, David

Steinberger, Michael & Asteria

Sterbinsky, Joe

Stevens, Arlene

Stewart, Marie

Stocks, Guy

Summers, Steve & Patricia

Suso, Christie

Sweeney, Anne M. & Philip H. Miller

Sweet, Diane

Taravella, Carla

Taylor, Karen & Norbert

Thielman, Carol

Tobin, Anne

Tomlin, Steve & Maureen

Torrenueva, Joseph & Olivia

Trapani, Michael

Vancrest Construction

Vendlinski, Terry

Verge, Margie

Vintage Design (Tim Buckley)

Ward, Michael & Diane

Watanabe, Louis

Weihe, Marion

Wheeler, Kyle & Erica

Williams, Deborah

Willison, Bruce & Gretchen

Woo, Ayden

Woodbury, David and Joel Rieck

Zahner, Wayne

Zazzaro, Roxanne

Zonfrillo, Fran & Michael

 

Gallery

Cracked Floor between Pews & Altar
Cracked Floor between Pews & Altar
Close-up of Cracked Floor
Close-up of Cracked Floor
Loft Stairs Need New Carpet
Loft Stairs Need New Carpet
Close-Up Loft Stairs
Close-Up Loft Stairs
Stations Lights Out
Stations Lights Out
Wood Flooring Needs Repair & Refinishing
Wood Flooring Needs Repair & Refinishing
Non-Functional Choir Lights
Non-Functional Choir Lights
Sacristy Needs Updating
Sacristy Needs Updating
Sacristy Flooring & Lighting to be Updated
Sacristy Flooring & Lighting to be Updated
Church Walls Need Painting
Church Walls Need Painting
Pews Need Refinishing
Pews Need Refinishing
Pews Need Refinishing
Pews Need Refinishing
Vestibule Receives Paint & New Donor Wall
Vestibule Receives Paint & New Donor Wall


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