PASTORAL CENTER PROJECT
Years in the making
In 1999, St. Edward Parish began plans to purchase 2.5 acres of land adjacent to the church for use of a school expansion, parking lot, and a new Pastoral Center. In 2001, the school and parking lot were completed, however, there was not enough funds to complete the final stage of the project.
Starting in 2007, the Pastor and members of the parish met for over a year to plan the design for the pastoral center. The plan was for the center to replace the former rectory and current parish hall with office space, a new parish hall, and meeting space for the Parish's many ministries. As fundraising efforts were set to begin, the economy crashed, and the parish put fundraising the center on hold.
In 2017, a letter was sent to all parishioners requesting their thoughts on starting to design and fundraise for the center. Time was of the essence; as if they did not decide to begin the process soon, the parish would have to wait until after the next Diocesan Capital Campaign, delaying the project until 2026.
Overwhelmingly, members of the Parish agreed to begin the process.
On June 19th, 2021, with Bishop Timothy Freyer looking on, Fr. Philip Smith broke ground on the new pastoral center, marking the first steps in finishing a project 22 years in the making.
Narthex and Pastoral Center Flythrough
Drag bar left and right to see before and after
Meeting Rooms - 4
Hall Capacity - 600
Gathering Space - Limited Outdoor Space
Offices - Disjointed and confusing for visitors
Parish Ministries - Limited by lack of space
Outdoor Bluff Area - Tucked away and inaccessible
Meeting Rooms - 15
Hall Capacity - 812
Gathering Space - Narthex, hall, and expanded courtyard
Offices - Intuitive and practical
Parish Ministries - Open for expansion and new initiatives
Outdoor Bluff Area - Featured and inviting
Project Renderings (press arrow to see more)
Help Support the Project!
Second floor terrace (Oceanview): $500,000
Second floor terrace (South): $250,000
Commercial kitchen: $100,000
Youth room: $100,000
(Oceanview 4 total): $100,000
Business & Faith Formation Offices (8 total): $54,000
Small Prayer Room: $54,000
Pastoral offices (4 total): $54,000
Storage rooms (2 total): $36,000
Meeting rooms (11 total): $36,000
Small kitchen (2 total): $36,000
Outdoor Courtyard: $750,000
Café Plaza: $54,000
Courtyard trees (6-8 total): $36,000
All gifts of $3,000 and more will be recognized on our donor recognition wall within the pastoral center.