Restoring God's House
In June 2018, St. Michael the Archangel launched the public phase of Restoring God’s House capital campaign. The goal of the campaign was to restore the worship space of our church. To repair what is broken and bring public spaces, such as the bathrooms and choir loft stairs, up to code for improved safety for all.
Through tremendous efforts by volunteers from the parish, the campaign raised $2.2 Million dollars for the project. As of May 2020, a total of $3M has been raised through pledges and donations, with a remaining $700K in pledges to be collected over the next year.
Construction for Restoring God’s House was originally planned to start in June 2019. However, in the Spring of 2019 raw material and labor costs were increasing, and the original design plans were no longer achievable within budget. Monsignor Tindall, with approval from the Finance Council, made the decision to get quotes from two new construction firms. In February 2020, the parish selected the John DeMattia Construction Management Firm to complete Restoring God’s House. John DeMattia Construction Firms has worked on several church projects within the AOD and came highly recommended, not only for their quality of work, but also for the ability to complete projects within a given budget.
Restoring God’s House construction will begin as soon as the firm can obtain permits from the city. The Livonia City Hall remains closed during Covid-19 shelter-in-place, but they are accepting online applications.
The new additions to the existing church include a 100 SF expansion to the side entrance, and a 2,900 SF addition to the main church entrance. The larger addition will include an expanded nave, cry room, bridal suite, vestment suite, usher room, kitchenette and handicap accessible bathrooms. The maintenance to the existing church structure will include a complete roof removal and replacement with insulation upgrade, ground mounted HVAC unit replacements, foundation repair and masonry tuck pointing of brick planter retaining walls.
|Cost for Restoring God's House||$4.0M*|
|Pledges and Donations ($700K in pledges still to be collected)||$3.0M|
|St. Michael Savings **||$1.0M|
|Pledges, Donations, and Savings Total||$4.0M|
*Does not include preconstruction costs
**Savings earmarked for RGH
If you would like to make a contribution to Restoring God’s House please contact: Jim Grau at email@example.com, Amy Yoho at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Parish Office. Online gifts can be made using Online Giving.