Decision Matrix for a CHILDREN FIRST Project
Demolish St. Francis School Save St. Francis School
& replace with a smaller one use existing building and remodel
costs currently over $2.25 mil. for can be used as is with minor repairs
demolition and building new $200,000.- to 500,000.-
structure and paving high end remodel figure is 1 million
size 20,000 sq. ft. though it is a secret approx. 30,000 sq. ft.
smaller auditorium, no stage Auditorium with full stage
no gymnasium for the kids Kitchen, Gymnasium and
kitchen, less rooms 14,000 sq. ft. classrooms
incomeZERO $50,000.+ for 2nd floor classrooms,
they will pay the remodel costs.
The 1st floor would be ours to use
or rent out.
net worth 2 million dollars which is less 4-5 million dollars as is or
than the cost of the project 6-8 million fixed up
outreach to MHA offices on 2nd floor (example)
the communityZERO partnerships with Knights of Columbus,
UM Social work, children's groups
Parish needZERO Excellent since the building is
structurally sound and is PAID FOR.
opportunities we have existing facilities which for obeying Jesus, "What you do to
already more than fills our needs the least of these you do to Me.". We
could rent out the whole building if we
wanted, and use property managers
and use the money for Parish projects,
like helping the poor and children.
Worst case, we can rent it to secular group,
like UM school of Social Work to help the
poor and disadvantaged.
adherence to ZERO Excellent oppurtunity to
the Gospels spread the Gospels and
HELP THE CHILDREN and POOR.
"WHAT YOU DO TO THE LEAST OF THESE YOU DO TO ME."
25:24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art
an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed:
25:25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that
I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed: 25:27 Thou oughtest therefore to
have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine
own with usury. 25:28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.
This would be like boarding up the buildings and waiting for a good plan to come along.
Tearing down the building(s) to rebuild a building that is a fraction of
what we already have is beneath the man who buried his 1 talent.
It is like throwing it away and then asking for a new smaller one.
What would Jesus do?
Do you take the Gospels seriously and try to live them?
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Apology by St. Bernard concerning Church vanity from11th century Bernard concerning Church vanity from11th century