Capital Campaign

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For sixty-five years, St. Paul the Apostle Parish has served the Catholic community on Joliet’s west side. Our history is rich with parishioner involvement in church ministries – including the ongoing care and maintenance of our church campus.

With the exception of the school, our parish buildings have not had a significant upgrade since they were built in the 1950s and 1960s. To continue providing a spiritual home for our dynamic parish, we are called to undertake several capital projects that will allow us to add vibrancy to our facilities, more effectively support our active community and ensure that the buildings remain a center for worship, service, learning, and fellowship for generations to come.

Projects include:


The church has not undergone any significant improvements since it was constructed in the 1950s. It requires the most work, including:

  • Automatic doors for handicap accessibility
  • Asbestos abatement in the floor tile, carpet mastic and sacristy
  • New flooring to replace carpet
  • New or repaired pews
  • Paint for the entire interior
  • New light fixtures
  • Possible addition of stained-glass windows, statuary, frescoes or something else on the empty walls of the sanctuary

We also hope to replace the organ, if enough funds are raised.


The convent is a structurally sound building with 11,000 sq ft of usable space, a fraction of which is being used at this time. This renovation project will allow us to use this building more effectively; for parish offices, for meeting spaces, and for the support of our parish’s various ministries. Improvements to the convent, include:

  • Asbestos abatement
  • Tuck pointing
  • Roof refinishing
  • New HVAC systems
  • ADA compliant bathrooms
  • New windows, carpeting and painting
  • A 4-stop elevator and lobby to make the building handicap accessible and ADA compliant


Other than adding office space, there have been no major renovations or upgrades to the rectory since 1953. Administrative offices will be moved to the convent, allowing for a room for a retired priest to be added to the first floor of the rectory. Common areas such as the kitchen will be renovated to better utilize the space, and priests’ rooms upstairs will undergo modest but necessary updates.


To provide for our aging parishioners, we must increase the number of parking spots that are handicap accessible and close to the church.

No other campaigns this year!

In recognition of the time and resources required of a capital campaign, the 2016 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal and St. Paul School Annual Fund will be incorporated into the campaign.

Every member of the parish will have an opportunity to contribute. You may receive a call from a volunteer and will have an opportunity to give at mass later this year. Pledges can be fulfilled over three-to five years. For more information, please read our case for support (attached pdf), bulletin inserts from September (attached PDF) and October (attach PDF) and frequently asked questions (attached pdf). Photos that demonstrate the need are posted in the narthex of the church.

Thank you to our campaign leaders and volunteers!
– Ed Dollinger
– Jim Roolf

Executive Committee:
– Fabio and Cheryl Biasella
– Tim and Lori Cora
– Ron and Ginna Jones
– Thomas and Marie Knorr
– Dave and Nancy Lagger
– Greg and Julie Newsome
– Keith and Meg Warning
– Christy and Steve Widlak

Honorary Committee:
– Helen and the late Peter Cinquegrani
– Mark and Sharon Dames- Sue and the late Don Cordano
– Linda Deiss
– Eugene P. Egizio
– Mel and Tana Gray
– Jacqueline Hickey
– Billie Limacher
– George “Brunch” Lehman and Carol Sterr-Lehman
– Val and Roberta Rand
– Bob and Rosemary Stephen
– Dr. Richard and Jean Streitz

– Bill and Anna Bayci
– Jim and Mary Jo Chignoli
– Joe and Kris Burla
– Rick and Ami Chignoli
– Jim and Judy Colwell
– Jim and Marcia Garrison
– Dave and Dawn Kaluzny
– John and Jacque Klika
– Andy and Nancy Midlock
– Peter and Susan O’Connell


Please click and read the links below concerning
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church’s CAPITAL CAMPAIGN:

Case for Support – A Campaign for St. Paul the Apostle

Campaign Frequently Asked Questions and More

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