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The campaign to renovate St. Joseph Church

The Journey of Grace 150 Campaign

The Journey of Grace 150 campaign to renovate St. Joseph Church and Parish Center is the first major renovation campaign since the Church was built nearly 50 years ago. The Church building has been well maintained over the years (recent maintenance has included HVAC and roof systems) and is in good structural condition. The parish leadership recognized this, and felt it prudent to renovate, rather than replace, the Church building.

Our Prayer

We ask you to join us in prayer for the success of our fundraising and building campaign, and for the success of our own personal journeys of grace. 

Our Vision 

We envision a vibrant, welcoming St. Joseph Catholic Church that invites parishioners and visitors to witness a grace-filled community inspired by the Holy Spirit to be an example for all of Shawnee. The holiness of worship and the beauty of our church building can lift even the hardest hearts to prayer. Ours will be a church that welcomes all, renews their spirits, and engages them in better ministry and a deeper faith life.

Our Challenge

Our renovation plan seeks to address challenging areas with these solutions:

• A flat front entrance that is accessible to all
• A covered entrance and drop-off area
• A new narthex/expanded vestibule with gathering spaces and new restrooms
• Abundant natural light in both the new spaces and the sanctuary
• New flooring, pews, and ambo (pulpit) in the sanctuary
• Elevator, central air conditioning and new windows for the Parish Service Center

Our parish has retained SFS Architecture to design the renovations of the Church and Parish Center, under the supervision of our parish Building Committee. 

Help us follow in the great tradition of our namesake, St. Joseph, patron saint of the Universal Church, in our Journey of Grace 150 campaign to renovate the church we call home.