For The Catholic Messenger
COSGROVE — To date, more than 140 families and friends of St. Peter Parish have committed gifts and pledges exceeding $860,000 to its capital campaign project — a new parish hall. It is expected to serve the needs of the parish and community for generations to come.
The campaign’s theme is “Treasuring our Past — Building our Future.” Supporters say the campaign demonstrates the Cosgrove community’s commitment to gather as one family from many generations, to build on the rich history of their ancestors and to enhance facilities now and for future generations.
The project kicked off in spring 2014 with a parish-wide feasibility study. That study sought input from families to a proposed plan to replace the deteriorating post/frame building with a new, structurally sound and accessible parish hall with a seating capacity of 300. It would be designed to meet all of the parish’s needs.
A launching event was held Nov. 9, 2014, to initiate the campaign.
The parish is preparing for demolition of the existing parish hall. Plans are to begin the project this summer and dedicate the new hall in early 2016.