Our Future: Together We Grow Capital Campaign 2017-2020

A Message From Our Stewardship Director

Patty Whelchel
Director of Stewardship and Development

We are in the final year of our 3-year campaign, Together We Grow! Pledges are still being paid; some have completed their pledge and others have exceeded their pledge. Others are planning to continue the giving once this initial campaign is complete. And others are still discerning. We give because of our relationship with God, who gives us everything. It is in gratitude for the gifts He gives us that we share our blessings with others. THANK YOU for continuing to take care of one another through the giving and sharing of your gifts. Jesus individually speaks to us when He says, “What you do for these, the least of My brethren, you do for Me.”

Please browse the website to find information about the parish and our giving needs. Click on the link to complete your appeal form. Interested in ministry at the parish? Great! Check out the parish ministry form and parish guidebook to learn about the many offerings that are available. If you have any questions regarding your current pledge, how to make a pledge or how to get involved, please contact me, Stewardship and Development Director Patty Rose, at patty@holyfamily.com or call the parish office.
When we share our presence, our prayers, our gifts, and our service, we continue Christ’s mission, transforming the world one person at a time.

Mass of Dedication

Well, we made it! WE ARE SO BLESSED! A huge thank you to each and every one of you! Through your prayers and sharing of your time, talent and treasure we have an incredible facility to worship and praise God! The leadership and staff are ready to hit the ground running with wonderful ministry opportunities, programs and events in our new space.
Thank you to Bishop Johnston and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, McCown Gordon Construction, SFS Architecture and all of the priests, deacons and parishioners who were able to celebrate with us.

Photographs taken by parishioners Jeremy Fleury, Paul Villavicencio and Rob Conard, as well as communication coordinator, Megan Cleveland.

Mass of Dedication August3, 2019 Photograph Slideshow

Please enjoy this video of the entire process of the Together We Grow Capital Campaign, from planning through construction, with a special treat- A glance at our parish from it’s inception!

Diocesan Gift Explanation

Raising funds to build and renovate a church is a huge undertaking, one that we must put our trust in God to accomplish. He never promised us an easy journey, but He did promise to be with us. And we will not perish…we will be okay.
Read Fr. Phil’s explanation of the diocesan gift and what we, as a parish, must do to move forward.


Our New Sign and Logo

Fr. Phil introduces the parish to the new sign and logo!

With the anticipation of an expanded and renovated worship and classroom space, Holy Family staff began discussion of also refreshing the parish’s logo. A call was put out to parishioners for their ideas of what a new Holy Family logo should embody. Several excellent ideas and images were submitted and created by many talented parishioners.

The staff used these ideas and designs to create a master list, describing the look and feel of the parish. This included conveying our truly family-like feel, welcoming all who walk through our doors. Taking inspiration from our parish statement, we wanted a logo that expressed our “vibrant, spirit-filled faith community” that can grow with the parish as it celebrates, growing and living in its faith.

Working with a graphic designer, communications coordinator Megan Cleveland, along with the entire parish staff, took the inspiration of the parish to produce an image of the Holy Family that represents the warm, welcoming spirit held within our parish, while remaining timeless as the parish continues to thrive well into the future.

Extraordinary Gifts Wish List

Several amenities have been placed on a “Wish List” as we focus on primary construction needs. Other items, while included in the core budget, may be of special interest to parishioners who may want to make an extraordinary campaign gift.
Please know that pledges to the “Wish List” items would be gifts above and beyond an annual tithe and current campaign gift. Unless an item is underwritten in total, all gifts will be designed to the General Wish List Fund. The individual projects will then be completed as accumulated funding allows.

Learn about each of the “Wish List” items here and discern how best you may be able contribute to these items.

Holy Family Parish was blessed to have Fr. Robert Stewart as our pastor from 1993 – 2004. In honor of his devotion to our parish and parishioners, Holy Family collected enough funds to dedicate a new Presider’s Chair in Holy Family’s remodeled church in honor of Fr. Robert. Thank you for your generosity and giving toward the Presider’s Chair in honor of Fr. Robert. His spirit will continue to guide all who lead us from this chair.

Want a sneak peak at what’s going on with our construction? Check out these images, provided by McCownGordon Construction and Holy Family, to see the latest progress with our construction!

With all the fast-moving construction, there is much to be excited about! With that being said, it is important and necessary that you do not enter the construction areas without a staff member present. It can be dangerous and we do not want anyone getting hurt. Thank you for understanding.

We are happy to report that our campaign pledges and diocesan gift brings our total to: $3,316,631.
Thank you to everyone who has turned in pledge cards to date. We are excited by the number of parishioners who not only symbolically placed their rock to help build a strong foundation on commitment weekend, but also placed their faith and trust in our future through their pledge over the next three years.

If you have not began making contributions to the Together We Grow Campaign, we ask that you prayerfully consider what sacrifice you can make. It will cost $8.3 million to complete the expansion, so anything we can raise to close the gap will reduce how much we have to borrow. We are excited about our future and look forward to being able to serve our community for many years to come.

If you choose to use our online for your campaign commitment, please still turn in a pledge card so Holy Family is able to estimate to the diocese how much funding we will be able to raise through this campaign. Come On Holy Spirit!

Click here to print a pledge card.

Please contact us with any questions or comments you have regarding the Together We Grow Capital Campaign 2017-2020.

Proposed Interior Plans

Proposed Exterior Elevations

Together We Grow Campaign Videos

Together We Grow Groundbreaking Ceremony

Architectural Renderings of Renovation Space

$2 Million Pledged Goal

January 2018 Sneak Peak: Behind the scenes into the committees helping to create and design a beautiful and functional worship space, classroom wing and parish hall

Did you know that Holy Family has formed several small task force groups who meet regularly to confirm all of our parishioner’s needs will be met in this renovation (as best we can)? These dedicated parishioners spend their free time to come together and discuss individual parts of the renovation. Each group focuses on a different area of the parish, and contains parishioners from all different ministries, backgrounds and ages to ensure we are providing the most complete renovation possible. (learn what they are discussing)

Holy Family as been more than a parish to so many individuals and families over the last 37 years. For some, this parish has provided comfort and support, others life long friendship and a place of growth. All have come to worship and grow with the love of God, but many have found a wonderful love in return. Here are a few of our Family members sharing their Love Story with our parish.
Click on each name to read full Love Story.

Campaign Information and Prayer

Case Statement

Frequently Asked Questions

Holy Family Campaign Prayer

Campaign Brochure and Newsletters

Stay up-to-date with the latest information on our Together We Grow Capital Campaign 2017-2020 with our most recent brochure and newsletters.

Together We Grow Campaign Brochure

September 2017 Campaign Newsletter

October 2017 Campaign Newsletter

Feasibility Study 2016

To see the results of the Feasibility Study survey done in 2016, please click here.

To read the Feasibility Study newsletter, please click here.

Holy Family’s History: If you are intersted in previous capital campaign newsletters or informational material, please contact the office at 816-436-9200

We celebrate. We grow. We live our faith.
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