Preserving the church, parish facilities and Catholic school for the next generation is a pressing reality for the community of St. Peter Parish, Point Pleasant, and one that is being met through funds from the combined parish fundraising campaign and diocesan endowment campaign. An overall goal of $1.5 million will address local and diocesan needs through Faith to Move Mountains.
Projects outlined in the parish plans include the St Peter School roof, gym floor, air conditioner and freezer. In the church, there are plans for stained glass restoration and a new handicapped access ramp. Kolbe Hall kitchen and bathrooms will also be restored and a new utility shed and fencing are on the list.
Projects are well underway, said Conventual Franciscan Father Robert Benko. “The school roof is done. They had a kiddee pool catching the water” in an eighth grade classroom, he said, but there is no need for that anymore.
There’s a sample window up in the church showing what the rest of the 115-year-old windows will look like after they have been refurbished and re-leaded. “The gym floor is amazing,” he said. Embedded in the center, the school logo: “Anchored in Faith.”