Presentation on theme: "The Church Currently our church seats 700, including the balcony. By reconfiguring the church we will gain 150 seats, totaling 850 seats. We will add."— Presentation transcript:
The Church Currently our church seats 700, including the balcony. By reconfiguring the church we will gain 150 seats, totaling 850 seats. We will add a daily Mass chapel which will also serve as a cry room. The Blessed Sacrament is not visible to most worshippers. We will add a new Blessed Sacrament Shrine where the present main entrance doors are now. We will also add a new outdoor shrine where the main steps are.
The Narthex The new narthex will provide restrooms, candle or shrine rooms, additional seating for major holidays, a sacristy etc. An elevator will provide handicap accessibility by connecting the parking lot level, the church level and basement level which will serve as the new parish center. Connecting the new narthex to the parking lot will be a small plaza offering us a safe and attractive passageway and an outdoor space for liturgical rites.
The Church Basement Our New Parish Center The new space beneath the new narthex will become an all-in-one place parish center with space for: –Office areas for priests, deacons, administrative staff and various ministry offices. –A large conference room dividable into three separate rooms. –A small kitchen and two restrooms.
PARKING We have limited parking and even the property the parish purchased in 2002 is not enough; we need more space. Removing the rectory for more parking will be visually aesthetic, offering a full view of the new church/narthex and more practical use of our limited property. We will also retrieve the spaces lost for our new narthex.
High School-Elementary School-Religious Formation Program-CYO-Vacation Bible School-And All Who Use Our Parish Facilities The Gymnasium entrance will be reconstructed and will provide a safer, more aesthetic and practical use of our limited space. This will provide: -New Offices -Restrooms -Working Space
THE CHURCH OF SAINT MARY “Recapture The Dream” TOTAL CAPITAL NEED……………………....$2,000,000 I am confident that together we can reach our goal and Recapture The Dream
The restructuring of Saint Mary Church is looking forward but not forgetting the past. The beautiful stained-glass windows taken from the original Church and carefully secured in the walls under the present Church will be incorporated into the ‘new’ building for all parishioners to enjoy their beauty and learn from them the lesson each window depicts. –Nan Mulcahy The new plans for the up-dating of the church building will make more efficient use of the plant. I look forward to adequate work space for the rectory staff and volunteers. It will make us all aware of our community and its members. -John Zaremba How great it will be to mark the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Saint Mary with a magnificent new look for the church that wasn’t supposed to be a church. I think the best feature of the proposed renovation is the narthex with its gathering space. Without words it will say WELCOME. –Mary Lanni After living in Rutherford for over 40 years, we had to relocate to Lyndhurst. I know it is only a town away but my roots are still with Saint Mary. No matter how many other parishes are available to me, there is only one I can call “home.” How wonderful and exciting it is to be a part of future changes that will not only beautify the Church of Saint Mary but make available to the parish a more functional building with an elevator, meeting rooms, offices, narthex, etc. I am happy to be a part of the capital campaign. -Kathy Bartolomeo We have fond memories of Saint Mary parish. Like so many before us, we graduated from elementary and high school and were married in this church. Our shore parish built a church in the ‘round’ last year. This change was dramatic. It’s our hope that the changes in store for us will add a new dimension to our home and enhance our worship. -Dan and Mary Schneider I have been a life-long member of Saint Mary Parish. I grew up attending school (K-12) and church here. Over the years I have seen so many changes take place as our parish evolved. I look forward to the new changes about to come which will only help to enhance my spiritual home. -Ray Mazzeo
Prayer For The Success Of Our Parish Campaign The Memorare Remember, O Most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of Virgins my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but, in your mercy, hear and answer me. AMEN