Dear Friends,
Thank you for your generous response to our Capital Campaign! We not only reached but exceeded our goal in pledges. Because the pledges are being fulfilled, we have the financial resources to begin hiring personnel to draw up schematics. Engineers, electricians and contractors have already been on the premises to inspect our current infrastructure. When plans are drawn up, these plans will need to be approved by the Diocesan Building Commission and the College of Consultors. Thanks to your generosity, things are moving. If you have not yet contributed to the Campaign, you may do so at any time by going on our website. You may also contribute by placing donations in a Capital Campaign envelope or an envelope marked “Capital Campaign” and placing it in the collection basket. Thank you again for your prayers and generosity in helping to keep our parish facilities “warm, cool, dry and safe”. Watch this space for more updates.
Sincerely in Christ,
Father Bob

Capital Campaign Website

Letter from our Pastor

To provide for our future, we must act now to save the building. We have established a goal of $600,000 to be raised over a period of five years in order to undertake this project. It is certainly a large amount of money, but we are in this together as a parish family. With God’s  help, and yours, we can shore up a building that will not fall because “it has it  it’s foundation on the rock.”  Matthew 7:25.

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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church has been the mother church of Lebanon County Catholics for over 200 years. Three churches have stood on this ground since 1810, welcoming thousands of worshipers, many of them our ancestors. In 1995, we purchased the bank building at 8th and Cumberland Streets in order to return the rectory to its original location adjacent to the church and to provide for a parish center.
         The initial renovations which allowed the priests to live and work next to the church did not include any upgrades to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting or plumbing systems.  Repair and replacement are long overdue. We must act now or risk the demise of the rectory and center.

 

 

Our needs:

  1. Replace the air-cooled chiller : $250,000. This provides chilled water to the air handler. It is 32 years old and is operating at less than half the capacity.
  2. Replace the main air handler:  $170,000. This connects to the  ventilation system which distributes warm and cool air throughout the building. It is 40years old and failing.
  3. Replace lighting: $185,000 . Existing lighting, including emergency lighting and exit signage, is a mixture of sources, some non-functional.
  4. Replace drainage pipes which lead to the sanitary sewer lines: $50,000. These pipes are over 60 years old and show substantial degradation.