The Core Facility Planning Committee was formed to begin gathering information and collecting parishioner input regarding the future facility needs of our parish including worship, educational, parish life and administrative space. Documents and communications related to this process can be found on this page. Questions or concerns can be directed to one of the team members.
The Core Facility Planning Committee Members include:
Presentation from Town Hall Update Meetings – Jun 25 & 29, 2014
This includes information on the Facility Planning Subcommittees, Planning Efforts, Summary of the 2009/2011 Capital Campaign, Parishioner Growth Projections, and interior and exterior renditions of the Proposed Parish Campus.
Updated – Facility Planning Survey Input – July 2014
Phase II Process and Status Q & A – July 2014
Facility Planning Survey Input – Dec 6, 2013
Parish Future Space Planning Subcommittees – Nov 21, 2013
Feel free to contact any of the subcommittee members with any additional input you may have regarding their area of study.
Summary Results from Town Hall Meetings and Survey – Nov 18, 2013
Facility Planning Survey – Available through Nov 13, 2013
Letter to Parishioners – Oct 18, 2013
Fact Sheet from Town Hall Meetings – Oct 6 & 9, 2013
In late 1908, Bishop Thomas Bonacum purchased two lots on the north edge of Cheney, Nebraska and a few months later, construction began on a wooden structure that would by May of 1909, become St. Michael’s first church.
In 2006, nearly 100 years later, the parish had grown to over 400 families with about 200 children in Catholic schools or CCD. That year, analysis to accommodate this growing community determined that the construction of a school, a 950 seat church, and rectory would best serve the growing membership of St. Michael’s in the coming years. To ensure success, it would be accomplished in phases.
The first phase, now complete, would be construction of a new school with enough room to celebrate Mass until the church was built. At the conclusion of the first two capital campaigns, over $4.3 million total was raised to support the construction of St. Michael Catholic School which first opened its doors in 2011.
With Phase One complete, it is time to begin the second phase: construction of a new church, participation in the Diocesan Joy of the Gospel campaign, and the elimination of the remaining debt.
On the pathway to raising these funds to construct the church, our goal is to raise as much as possible of the estimated $10 million project cost over the next five years through the Our Family, Our Faith, Our Future campaign.