building and Handing on the Faith
Results of Vote on Building Options
Presented at Masses August 8-9, 2015
The Visioning Committee would like to thank all of you for your support and input. We were asked by Fr. Ray to engage you, St. Albert parish members, in discussion about the parish facility needs. We began this process last year by researching previous needs assessments; holding listening sessions; presenting results of the listening sessions; presenting answers to the questions received and lastly providing options and phasing for you to select. We are here before you today to give you the results of the recent vote on building options.
1. Number of responses received: 643
2. Results of vote on building options were:
315 Chose Option # 1
215 Chose Option # 2
53 Chose Option #3
3. Preferred Phasing was as follows:
a. Phase 1 (Newman Center), 2 (Administration/classrooms), 3 (Church) 4 (Parish Hall) in that order
We would like to remind you that the phased approach will allow for the following:
· To be able to use funds as they become available
· To leverage grant funding for certain parts of the projects (Newman Center)
· To allow us to continue to use the existing facility while the other phases are being built (with some minor modifications)
4. Next Steps
a. Seek proposal for architect
b. Feasibility study
c. Diocesan approval
d. Fundraising (concurrent with design of Phase I and Phase II)
f. Construction (as design is completed and funding becomes available)
5. Estimated Timeline
a. Architect request for Proposal- Begin September 2015
b. Feasibility study- Submission to Diocese by December 2015
c. Fundraising begins- September 2015
d. Design complete- 3rd quarter of 2016
e. Construction could begin early 2017
There are many steps left to complete this process. All comments received will be incorporated into the design process. We will continue to keep you updated as we move forward in this process. Again, thank you and God Bless you all.
Spring/Summer 2015 Visioning Process
Over the next several months our parish will engage in a process to better understand our parish facility needs and opportunities. This process will be lead by our Visioning Committee. (Read about the history of the committee here). We encourage all parishioners to participate in these exciting steps toward our future as a community!
Vote on Building Options and Phasing
Parishioners voted in person at Masses and online for their preferred building option and phasing.
Visioning Committee Presentations- February 10th and February 12th
The Visioning Committee presented on the purpose of the committee as well as information on future parish building needs and expansion opportunities. Information shared at both meetings was identical. These presentations were open to all parishioners.
Answer Sessions- March 15th and 17th
The Visioning Committee responded to questions previously submitted to the committee. Information shared at both meetings was identical. These presentations were open to all parishioners. Click here for the minutes from the Answer Session.
Do you have questions regarding the policies and guidelines set forth by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces in regards to the Parish Investment Program (PIP) or construction/renovation of parishes? We suggest reading the following documents from the Diocesan Pastoral Manual:
Parish Investment Program (PIP)
Click the link below for additional information the Visioning Committee has gathered to help our community better understand where we are coming from as we discern where we are going.
Parish Property Map
2009 Parish Needs Assessment
2002 Parish Needs Assessment
January 2001 Kick Off Meeting
Visioning Committee Members
St. Albert the Great Newman Parish
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Las Cruces, NM 88005
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