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What better way to thank God for His continued blessings than to give back to our community? Beginning Monday, November 14, help support St. Angela Merici Parish at iGiveCatholic.org, a national fundraising campaign. The campaign begins with a two week early giving period leading up to Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2022.
Letter from Fr. Beau Charbonnet
Since 1964, St. Angela Merici Church and School have been providing opportunities to grow in the faith. Over the years, the number of our parish ministries has expanded to meet the growing needs of a world that desperately needs to know the love and strength of God.
Today in 2022, we face a new challenge. Our ministries are growing, but our facilities remain limited. After a great deal of prayer and consultation, we’ve found a way to address it.
Five years ago, St. Angela Merici Church purchased 824 Melody Drive. After consulting with architects, the Archdiocese of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish, our plan is to tear down the building at 824 Melody Drive and construct a new 3200 square foot Parish Center, creating the second largest meeting space on our property after the gym.
The new Parish Center will have a large open room with audio visual equipment, a kitchen, a back patio area and two A.D.A equipped bathrooms. A room this size will allow our ministries to continue to expand and meet the growing needs of our parish, school and larger community.
The projected cost for our new Parish Center is $775K. We were blessed to receive a generous inheritance from the late Dr. Mary Curry in 2020, and after consulting with our Parish Council and Finance Council, we have decided to allocate 2/3 of Dr. Curry’s gift to this project, a gift of $516K. Additionally, we are taking $50K of our fair proceeds to support this special project.
This leaves us with a goal to cover the final $209K. We can do this!
The last major building project that we took on was the parish office – 42 years ago. The new Parish Center can be our generation’s gift to the generations that will follow us.
We are excited to see this project come to life! Together, we are meeting a need for ministry space in our growing parish and school.
Will you help us grow?
St. Angela Merici, pray for us!
Fr. Beau Charbonnet
Pastor, St. Angela Merici