St Joseph Family Center



                                

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Plegde Gauge - January 27th
Total Amount as of February 3rd - $2,906,124.

    
                                                                  

July 18, 2017

The work on our new Family Center continues behind the scenes with the City of Lincoln. We have resubmitted our responses to their conditions of approval.  Now we wait for the City to critique and reply. That should take place by the middle of August. If necessary, we may need to submit again in response to their critique. That should take place by the middle of September. After that, we have the hearing and approval phase to look forward to.


In the mean time, engineers have been scheduled to perform geotechnical services which include drilling bore holes and collecting soil samples on the site of our Family Center.


June 25, 2017

This weekend, we are conducting a head count and traffic count for each Mass. This information along with the grading and topographic information generated by the civil engineers is required by the City of Lincoln. Then, we can submit our final version and revised plans to the City, which they will review, leading us closer to completing the approval process.


May 22, 2017

We are pleased to finally be able to give you an update on the progress of our St. Joseph Parish Family Center.


Our initial plans were submitted to the City of Lincoln several months ago.  The City responded with Conditions of Approval which are prerequisites to our next step. The Conditions included expensive intersection and frontage improvements. Therefore, on the recommendation of the Diocese of Sacramento, St. Joseph Parish engaged Dave Cook of Cook Development Consulting Services to assist us in securing all necessary approvals from the City of Lincoln in a fiscally responsible way. Dave has met with the City multiple times over the past couple of months and has specifically met with Matt Wheeler, the City’s Director of Community Development. He and Matt are successfully working through the City’s requirements.


Our architect, Roy Cotterill, has secured an updated proposal for services from the civil engineer, and he has engaged a traffic engineer to complete required studies. As the city and our parish continue to grow, intersection improvements at Hwy 193 and Oak Tree Lane will need to be addressed. But, our share of the costs will not be due until the new development in our area known as “Village 1” takes place. After the “Village 1” infrastructure on Oak Tree Lane is completed, we will be able to make our frontage improvements.


Moving forward, it is our intent to keep you updated on a regular basis on the progress of our Family Center.


In Christ,

Rev. Eric Lofgren

Pastor



September 23, 2016

Count Me In!  Commitment Sundays Coming Soon

For all of you who are just waiting for your chance to make a commitment to the United – One Dream: A Campaign for St. Joseph Family Center, parishioners will be given the opportunity to make a pledge at Mass.  It will be easy, convenient…and so very important.  We want to count you in!

Commitment Sundays at scheduled at all Masses at St. Daniel and St. Boniface on October 2 and at St. Joseph on October 7-8. Volunteers will be available in the St. Joseph narthex to answer questions and ready to receive your pledge. 

Please prayerfully consider how you and your family can support the future of St. Joseph Parish. 

We need to raise $2.9 million in gifts and pledges in order to break ground on the new building. Can we count you in?


September 16, 2016

Can you dial a phone?

Volunteers are needed for United – One Dream Campaign calling sessions

Do you enjoy using your cell phone?  If so, you are qualified for special capital campaign project.

Capital campaign leaders are looking for volunteers to help make telephone calls. Callers are needed for four phoning sessions. The only thing you need to provide is a cell phone.

The purpose for the calling is to reach out to St. Joseph families who have yet to respond with commitments to the United – One Dream: A Campaign for St. Joseph Family Center campaign.  During the call, families will be alerted to Commitment Sunday program in early October when they will be invited to make pledges in the pews.

Meanwhile, the campaign continues to push on with more than $1,800,000 raised in gifts and pledges, announced General Campaign Co-Chairs Kevin and Inga Blake, Wayne and Lina Gallant, Deacon Emmett and Jacqueline Pogue, and Gerold and Dorothy Voigt.

More than 280 parish families have turned in pledge cards to date.


Phoning sessions will be:

* Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall;

* Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the conference room.

* Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parish hall; and

* Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the conference room.


Signup sheets are at the reception desk in the parish offices.  Signups are taken in one hour blocks. Scripts and snacks will be provided.

Commitment Sunday is conducted at each Mass on Sunday, Oct. 2 at St. Daniel and St. Boniface parishes.  Commitment Sunday is Oct. 8-9 at St. Joseph parish.  Campaign pledge forms will be distributed at each Mass and parishioners will be asked to make a sacrificial gift to the United -- One Dream campaign.


September 9, 2016

Campaign Reaches 50% of Goal

Volunteers Provide Leadership to United – One Dream Campaign

Gifts and pledges to United – One Dream: A Campaign for St. Joseph Family Center campaign have surpassed 50 percent of goal with $1,600,000 raised, announced General Campaign Co-Chairs Kevin and Inga Blake, Wayne and Lina Gallant, Deacon Emmett and Jacqueline Pogue, and Gerold and Dorothy Voigt.


“We are truly grateful for the generous support received to date and we continue to pray for a successful campaign to fund our new St. Joseph Family Center,” said Rev. Eric Lofgren.


More than 240 parish families have turned in pledge cards to date.

Volunteers are actively reaching out to schedule one-on-one meetings with as many parishioners as possible. More than 50 volunteers are actively involved providing information about the campaign and the project. They are also collecting signed pledge cards in secrecy reply envelopes.

In addition to the General Chairs, Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs Victor and Mary Albertazzi and Roger and Elvie Espiritu have been active supporters.

Other leaders are Major Gifts Committee Co-Chairs Jim and Susan Cofer, John and Marolyn Freschi, and Chris and Peggy Moloney, and Parish Gifts Committee Co-Chairs Manny and Tess Cabacugan, Deacon Jesus and Martha Rodriquez, and Wally and Jo Quintero. 

Active volunteers are Chuck Robertson, Bill Windle, Bob and Chris Beasley, Ted and Barbara Dickard, Bob and Halina Loew, Chris and Mary Avery, Betty Cole, Larry and Gail Davenport, Steve and Kathleen Milo, Frank and Frances Neves, Allen and Lea Raynal, Chuck and Jeanie Robertson, Manny and Theresita Cabacungan, John and Marolyn Freschi, Deacon Stan and Paula Rudger, Antonio and Josefina Acantilado, Cecilia Arnold, Elizabeth and John Gonczol, and Joan Lemmon.


September 2, 2016

$400,000 Added to United – One Dream Campaign Total


United – One Dream: A Campaign for St. Joseph Family Center has reached $1,400,000 in gifts and pledges raised toward the $2,900,000 campaign goal.

 “Response has been fantastic,” said Rev. Eric Lofgren. “I speak for the entire campaign leadership team in thanking everyone who has stepped up at this point.   Your generosity is helping set the pace for others to follow as we move closer to meeting our critical parish goal to build the St. Joseph Family Center.”


More than 175 parish families have turned in pledge cards to date.  Nearly 50 volunteers are actively reaching out to schedule one-on-one meetings with as many parishioners as possible. The volunteers are providing information about the campaign and the project. They are also collecting signed pledge cards in secrecy reply envelopes.


The campaign is accepting four-year pledges in order for families to stretch their giving to the highest levels. In addition to cash and checks, credit cards, and automatic deductions from financial accounts can be used. Other ways to make a gift include trusts and wills, real property, collectibles, stocks and bonds, or life insurance.  Retirees who are 70 ½ or older may be eligible for tax free direct gifts from their IRA.


The new building will touch every parishioner and every ministry at St. Joseph. The 18,000 square foot building includes large and small spaces for meetings, classes, and events. The new commercial kitchen will be central to special events, including fund raising events sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. St. Vincent DePaul will gain an administrative office and a pantry. In addition, improvements to the parking lot and handicap drop off will be made.


           Volunteers are responding to many questions. Here is one example:

Q – Why is it necessary for me to sign a pledge card? Why can’t I just make a gift like I do now at each Building Fund special collection?

A -- While not legally binding, a signed pledge card is extremely valuable to the parish. Signed pledge cards are the only way to verify commitments to the campaign when it comes time to apply to the Diocese of Sacramento for the $5 million construction loan.


Your signed card not only counts toward the $2.9 million goal and qualify the parish for the construction loan, it will allow the parish to rollover its existing interest-bearing loan into the construction loan for a single financial liability. 


August 23, 2016

United – One Dream: A Campaign for St. Joseph Family Center has reached $1,000,000 raised in gifts and pledges just one week after its parish-wide kick off.  The capital campaign goal is $2,900,000.


“I want to thank the all of our volunteers who are working so hard to reach out to every parish family to ask for their participation,” said Rev. Eric Lofgren.


“We are grateful for all the support that has been received to date. Many, many families are making what are truly sacrificial commitments to help us make our dream come true.”

Serving as general co-chairs are: Kevin and Inga Blake, Wayne and Lina Gallant, Deacon Emmett and Jacqueline Pogue, and Gerold and Dorothy Voigt.  Victor and Mary Albertazzi and Roger and Elvie Espiritu are Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs.


The new building will touch every parishioner and every ministry at St. Joseph. The 18,000 square foot building includes large and small spaces for meetings, classes, and events. The new commercial kitchen will be central to special events, including fund raising events sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. St. Vincent DePaul will gain an administrative office and a pantry.


The campaign is accepting four-year pledges in order for families to stretch their giving to the highest levels. In addition to cash and checks, credit cards and automatic deductions from financial accounts can be used. Other ways to make a gift include trusts and wills, real property, stocks and bonds, or life insurance.  Retirees who are 70 ½ or older may be eligible for tax free direct gifts from their IRA.


Volunteers are responding to many questions. Here are some examples:


Q – I already give to the monthly special collection for the existing building debt. Isn’t that enough?

A – We are grateful for your loyal support.  By rolling over that support into a pledge to the new campaign, you can help construct a new building and qualify for a new loan from the Diocese of Sacramento that folds the old interest-bearing debt into the new construction loan. Otherwise, the support cannot be credited to the new project and loan.


Q – Why do I need to sign a pledge card?

A -- Signed pledge cards to help verify our parish commitments to the campaign.



August 1, 2016

Capital Campaign Leadership Team Forming


A strong leadership team for the United-One Dream: A Campaign for St. Joseph Family Center is coming together. General Campaign Co-Chairs, Honorary Chairs, and significant Committee Chair positions have been filled. Four couples have accepted Rev. Eric Lofgren’s invitation to serve as general Co- Chairs. They are Kevin & Inga Blake, Wayne & Lina Gallant, Deacon Emmett & Jacqueline Pogue, and Gerald & Dorothy Voigt. In recognition for the service to our parish, Victor & Mary Albertazzi and Roger & Elvie Espiritu have been named Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs. Accepting invitations to serve as Major Gifts Committee Co-Chairs are: Jim & Susan Cofer, John & Marilyn Freschi, and Chris & Peggy Moloney. Major Gifts Committee members recruited to date are Allan & Lea Raynald, Steve Milo, Frank Naves, Deacon Stan & Paula Rudger, Chuck Robertson, Bill Windle, Bob & Chris Beasley, Ted Dickhard, Virgil Nix, and Chris Avery. Accepting invitations to serve as Parish Gift Committee Co-Chairs are Manny & Tess Cabacungan, Deacon Jesus & Martha Rodriguez, Wally & Jo Quintero, Bob & Halina Loew, and Bill Casino. Leadership will be inviting dozens more volunteers to assist with the campaign to raise $2.9 million to get construction underway for our new St. Joseph Family Center. Interested parishioners should contact a Committee Chair or Campaign Manager, John Dillion, of the Steier Group, who is in the parish office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.



June 21, 2016

Planning Study Results –


A heartfelt thanks goes out to all who participated in the recent planning study conducted at St. Joseph Parish. We received a strong response to the comprehensive survey regarding our new


Family Center. With 364 interviews and survey responses, the high level of feedback will be extremely beneficial as we look to the future of our parish.

Based on the information gathered, representatives from the Steier Group reported the following findings:


87% of respondents are at least familiar with the proposed project.

83% of respondents are personally in favor of a capital campaign.

  • 87% of personal interview participants are in favor.

  • 82% of mail, online and in-pew respondents are in favor.

  • 82% of respondents indicated that they will make a personal gift to the campaign.

    • 87% of personal interview participants will make a gift.

    • 81% of mail/online and in-pew respondents will make a gift.

  • Due in part to this strong response, the Steier Group recommended that we move forward with a capital campaign. We agreed and are now moving into the preparation phase of a capital campaign. You will hear much more about this important project in the coming weeks and months.

     

    The input received has been extremely beneficial and will help to ensure the success of our upcoming campaign. With the Lord guiding us, I have no doubt our efforts will be abundantly blessed.


    Blessings,

    Fr. Eric Lofgren, Pastor



    May 1, 2016

    Thank you to everyone who has participated in the planning study for the proposed St. Joseph Family Center. Your input will help us effectively plan for the future of our parish.

    The surveys were mailed to all registered families. If you did not receive a survey by mail, please stop by the church office during the week, or pick one up during Mass next weekend. We encourage everyone that has not responded to do so. 

    We are hopeful to have all completed surveys by Monday, May 9. You may return your survey to the office or place it in the offertory basket at any of the weekend Masses.



    April 22, 2016

    We need your input!  We are conducting a comprehensive survey of the entire parish regarding the St Joseph Parish Family Center.  This planning study follows an extensive process put in place by the Steering Committee.  Your feedback will enable us to determine the potential support for this project.  If we, as a faith community, choose to move forward with our Family Center, the planning study will also provide us with information to identify prospective campaign leaders and to establish a realistic campaign goal.

    The Steier Group, our development firm, will compile this information and present it to our parish leadership in late May.  At that time, we will make an informed decision regarding the Family Center.  This process is extremely important and Fr. Eric encourages every parish family to participate.  Your input is very valuable as we plan for the future of St Joseph Parish.  Please watch your mailbox for an invitation for an interview or survey instructions!



    April 1, 2016

    The renderings for our new St. Joseph Family Center are on display in the narthex. Check them out! Then, we want to hear from you. If you are a registered parishioner, a questionnaire will be coming to you by mail in April so you can give us your feedback.