HONORING OUR TRADITION BY BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Saints Peter and Paul Parish and Saints Peter and Paul School are pleased to announce that the Diocese of Toledo has approved and given permission for Fr Matt to sign the construction contract with the Mel Lanzer Company of Napoleon, Ohio to build 8 new classrooms and a gymnasium connected to the Locust Street Building of the SPPS campus. Required documents have been filed as of July 22 and the parish is ready for construction to commence. The parish is able to move forward with building both facilities at this time due to the lower than expected bids received during the bidding process this past May. The bids came in at $1,964,000 less than expected for both facilities. The adjustment to lower building costs combined with what we have raised in pledges thus far along with money carried over from the 2008 projects leaves us with a new capital campaign goal of an additional $425,000 to completely pay for both the classrooms and the gym at this time. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Friday, July 31 at 6:00 P.M. Construction will begin shortly after that date. Construction time is estimated at one year. Students and teachers should be using both new facilities sometime in the fall of 2021. Please prayerfully consider your contribution to this Gym Drive, please pass this information to your children who may have graduated from SPPS and moved away from our parish for their consideration in helping us achieve this goal of our Capital Campaign Honoring Our Tradition by Building for the Future. Information on making contributions is available on the parish’s and school’s websites at www.spps.noacsc.org.
God our Father, we thank you for the abundant gifts and blessings You have bestowed upon us, the faith filled family of Saints Peter and Paul Parish. As we struggle with the challenges of living in a materialistic world, help us to see that all of us possess more than most of our brothers and sisters around the globe. Give us the grace that will direct us to share some of our treasure in support of spreading Your Word here in Putnam County. Please allow our Capital Campaign Honoring our Tradition by Building for the Future to be a success. May we also not forget that we are called to an ongoing obligation to support our parish every day, to help alleviate the plight of the poor, and to assist all those in need around the world. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.