Annual Budget: $646,000
Total Income: $243,323 (As of 04/28/2017)
Total Expenses: $243,859 (As of 04/28/2017)
How much does it cost per day to run the Saint Barbara Parish? $2,394 per day*
* Total includes General Fund and Building Fund expenses.
What about Stewardship?
Our stewardship income covers only about half of the total expenses of our parish. The other half is paid through fund raisers. If our stewardship income was at or above the Archdiocese national average, we would not have any shortfall.
Archdiocese National Stewardship Average: $1,200 per family
Saint Barbara Annual Stewardship Average: $750 per family
Strength of Heart, Strength of Faith, Building Up Together
Progress To Date Towards Our Goal:
The Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Community of Orange, Connecticut is embarking on a three-year capital campaign entitled: “Strength of Heart, Strength of Faith... Building up Together” to build the Athletic Center and complete the Master Plan as voted on by the General Assembly nearly two decades ago.
This is the next step of a planning study and strategic vision that was under taken by the Parish Assembly in 1999. We surveyed every parishioner and interviewed several hundred, consulted ministry leaders and tested a statement of needs and visual concepts. What would become know as the parish’s “Master Plan” was then brought before the General Assembly on November 5, 2000 and approved.
In 2009, we saw the completion of Phase One of the Master Plan with the renovation of our Education Center and the Construction of our Community Center, Kitchen, Bookstore, Library etc. Since then we have been able to witness and participate in the expansion of our parish’s ministries and outreach. The results of which we are only beginning to see materialize.
The time has come for us to complete the Master Plan. As members of the Saint Barbara Parish we are all being asked to make a three-year, financial commitment towards the completion of Phase Two of this project, with the construction of our Athletic Center.
Funding Plan: Target pledges and cash donations: $5,000,000
Time Line for Fulfilling the Vision
Coming months: Provide parishioners with early architectural plans, a summary marketing document and a full plan of completing the Master Plan. Publicly commence Capital Campaign.
Construction: We will commence the construction of the Athletic Center after we have secured the funding through donations.