Construction of Our Lady of
Lourdes in Wellfleet began on December 8, 2007. The new 500 seat church
and parish hall were dedicated by Bishop Coleman on March 22, 2009
and the parish moved back from Visitation Church in Eastham to Wellfleet. The beautiful
new facilities demonstrated ways to serve our parish
community, and it’s clear we will be able to do much more in the years to come
because of the investment we have made.
Funds to build the $6.5 million church and parish hall were obtained through
voluntary contributions and pledges from parishioners, and many have been quite
generous. However, in order to complete the project we had to borrow $3
million from the Diocese, and that must be paid back with interest.
That debt remains, and the interest amounts to approximately $15,000 per
month. With our current level of weekly collections we are hard pressed
to even pay the monthly interest to say nothing of paying down the principal.
We need your help. Please make a contribution to the Building Fund –
any amount will help. If you wish more information, do not hesitate to
contact the Pastor. He will work with you to arrange a flexible payment
schedule if you prefer that, or a stock gift or bequest or matching gift if
either of those are of interest. The Pastor will be very appreciative of
any amount you can contribute.
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