ST. LAURENCE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Parish Life Center
Ave Maria Parish Life Center
St. Laurence is grateful for the opportunity to build this beautiful facility, which will meet the needs of our parish and community now and in the years ahead!
Years in the Making
1998 – Purchased property from Williams Trace Baptist Church
2006 – Creation of a Facilities Master Plan for the parish, including a new religious education center
2012 – Parish reassessment and approval of phase 2 of Facilities Master Plan
2013 – Launch of “May Your Glory Shine” capital campaign
2014 – Design approved and construction begins
Center for Religious Education & Ministries
The Ave Maria Parish Life Center will be a place, not only for religious education for all ages, but a true “life center” that will be the primary meeting location for our 80+ parish ministries and groups. It will be double the size of our existing Religious Education Center, with 3 large gathering rooms, a dedicated Youth Room, 4 large meeting rooms, 15 classrooms and a kitchen adequate in size to serve large groups. It will have an elevator and improved mobility to give people who are wheelchair-dependent full access to both levels of the building, and the new structure will comply with VIRTUS© guidelines, offering secure access so we can hold programs for adults and children simultaneously.
May Your Glory Shine!
Our goal is to raise $9 million of the $16.5 million projected cost to build and furnish the new facility. To-date, over 2000 families have pledged $7.25 million, to put us at 80% of our fundraising goal. Families who haven’t yet donated can do so today! Please prayerfully consider a gift toward this important parish effort and be a part of it. Go HERE to download a pledge card or stop by the parish office to pick one up. Gifts of all sizes are greatly appreciated.
The heart of our worship and the heart of our parish is the Eucharist. But the pulse will be felt across the street in the new Ave Maria Parish Life Center, which will be adequately suited to accommodate the diverse needs of our Catholic family now and for decades to come. Please join with us to make the Ave Maria Parish Life Center a reality!