Stewards of God's Grace Capital Campaign

Dates to Remember:

August 15, 2017: Meeting with Diocesan Leadership in Christ the King Cafeteria at 6:30 pm
August 20, 2017: Parish Capital Campaign Project Presentations | after 9:00 am Mass at Holy Spirit & after 11:00 am Mass at Christ the King
September 6, 2017: Training for Parish Ambassadors (those making home visits) in Christ the King Cafeteria at 6:30 pm

Campaign Prayer:

Gracious and merciful Father, You love us into being and call us into mission.  Jesus, our Savior, taught us that the lamp of discipleship must be visible rather than hidden, that the measure with which we measure will be measured out to us, that what we do or fail to do for others, we do or fail to do for Him.  Bless the Diocese of Evansville, united throughout its twelve counties in Southwest Indiana.  May we seek to know and embrace Your will in all things, striving to be who and what we claim to be as the Church, the Body of Christ.  Grant us courage, humility and generosity to be more effective witnesses of mercy, justice and peace.  Renew in us the missionary spirit entrusted to the Church to be stewards of Your grace and blessings through time, talent and treasure.  May Your Holy Spirit guide and strengthen us as intentional disciples of Your Son through Word, Sacrament and Service.  We ask this of You through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever, Amen.  Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

Fulfilling our Mission:

We have before us an extraordinary opportunity. There are occasions in parish life to come together as one on behalf of the greater good of all. Our shared parish-diocesan capital campaign, Stewards of God's Grace, is one of those events. Annunciation Parish has made special arrangements with our diocese regarding our participating in the shared parish-diocesan fundraising effort. Due to the anticipated costs to address all the projects we are setting our fundraising target at $2,324,000. This will allow us to make much needed improvements on both campuses and will bolster support for the ministries of our diocese, serving our 12 counties. Strong parishes make for a strong diocese.

Information on the Diocesan Website:

Click here to visit the Diocesan website with a video and more information on the campaign.

Click here to view our latest bulletin insert regarding our parish feedback sessions held in May 2017.

Click here to view the projected timeline for our Capital Campaign projects.

Capital Campaign Target     $2,324,000
Parish Portion                       $1,670,445
Diocesan Portion                  $653,555  

This campaign will allow us to make needed improvements not only at our own parish, but will bolster support for the ministries of our diocese, that serve all 12 counties. The target amount for our parish to raise over the three-year life of this campaign is $2,324,000. This is roughly twice our annual offertory spread out over three years. This means that $1,670,445 will be available for us to address our own projects. This is a great opportunity for us to come together, on behalf of the greater good of our parish and our diocese. Strong parishes make for a strong diocese.

Based on feedback from parishioners, our parish leadership and an independent contracting firm, below are our most pressing needs and the estimated cost of each project. Unless a specific campus is mentioned, the project is for both campuses.

School windows       $550,000
New roofing   $196,318
HVAC upgrades   $376,500
Cafeteria grease traps   $30,000
Boiler replacement at Christ the King   $175,000
Fire alarms   $71,000
Parking lot repaving at Holy Spirit Church   $70,000
Teacher computers   $26,000
Schools restroom renovation   $80,000
Rest room in rear of Holy Spirit Church   $48,000
Special Ed classroom renovations   $25,000
Liturgical vestments   $9,500
Street side signage   $21,700


 Should we be so blessed as to surpass our target above, the balance of projects is listed below in priority order.

Narthex Furniture       $4,425
Holy Spirit School Water Fountains   $2,500
Tree trim and removal   $8,000
Preschool smartboard at Christ the King   $2,000
New basketball goals at Holy Spirit   $3,000




As a family of faith, I have no doubt that we can, with this fundraising effort, surpass our target and raise the funds necessary to bring our campuses into the 21st century. They are valid projects for the care of our children and the future of our Church. Others before us came together and provided for the needs of our parish community. This is now our opportunity.

I want to thank everyone in advance for your support of the Stewards of God's Grace Capital Campaign. This campaign will make a real difference on both the parish and diocesan levels. Each of our gifts in support of this effort can collectively transform our parish and our diocese. And so, I ask you to prayerfully consider making your generous gift, for the greater good of all.