Dear brothers and sisters!
Here's what has been done using the donations from our parishioners so far:
Total spent amount is $196,663. As of April 17, 2021 the reconstruction fund has $72,000
We have to manufacture and install the main, central dome.
It is necessary to raise about $80,000 to complete all work by the fall of 2021.
We cannot complete this project without your personal help.
Donate for the restoration of the main cupola!
Note 1. At the request of the parish meeting, the Roof and Cupolas Committee can provide a detailed financial review of all donations and costs associated with the restoration.
Note 2. During the restoration of the roof and cupola there was a parallel project in the cafeteria, which included replacing kitchen equipment, lighting and sewage. This work was paid for from a separate Sisterhood fund and a special Building renovation fund. Roof and cupola donations were not spent on the kitchen-related projects. Roof and cupola donations were used strictly for their intended purpose.
The reopening of our beloved church will be slow and gradual. The health and safety of our parishioners is our guide. Risking the lives of others in order to worship God is not “spiritual”. The steps we are listing today will be modified gradually as conditions permit.
Singing unfortunately spreads the human breath far wider than ordinary speech or breathing. For this reason, only four choir members can sing at any one service. Who sings for what service is at the discretion of the Choir Director. The singers must respect the six-foot distancing at all times. In order to prevent their “breath” from falling onto the congregation from the choir balcony, all singers must stand at the back of the balcony.
In the early stages of reopening, the Refectory will remain closed. No food or drink will be offered.