Holy Name Church was constructed in 1988 -- thirty-one years ago.
We are now facing some serious restoration issues. Much has been accomplished already.
The roof needs to be replaced.
The interior of the church needs attention too. Wood needs re-varnishing. The pews need replacing.
Our Sunday collection only keeps the parish operational. But, the repairs: We need help.
But, its the roof that is our issue now.
TO OUR AMERICAN FRIENDS OF HOLY NAME
A gift to the parish is a tax deduction for Americans.
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF NASSAU FOUNDATION, INC
is a 501 (c) 3 charity for USA tax purposes.
The tax ID # is 11-379-8061.
The cheque can be mailed to
ARCHDIOCESE OF NASSAU
MRS RENE KNOWLES
PO BOX N 8189
or faster processing...
DEACON MICHAEL CHECKLEY, K.H.S.
c/o 330 SW 19th AVENUE
FORT LAUDERDALE FL 33312
When you send a cheque please email the parish so we can track it for you.
We are a small community so we need help. If you can help us please do so.
DEACON MICHAEL, parish administrator
Thank you for considering helping our parish with its much needed renovations.
We make a promise of daily prayers to all of our benefactors.
Cheques MUST BE MADE payable exactly to what is below
ROMAN CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF NASSAU FOUNDATION, INC
TAX ID # is 11-379-8061.
ESSENTIAL In bottom left corner: HOLY NAME BIMINI
OUR NEEDED REPAIR AREAS
As of December 2018 we were able to replace ALL of the windows in the church. This at a cost of nearly $20,000 - materials and labour. All paid for, in large part, by the Men's ministry through several fund raisers and also from generous donors.
The new hurricane proof windows are salt resistant and perfect for our climate.
We have also been able upgrade the lighting in the church and the crypt chapel has undergone a
re-design. The sound system has been upgraded.
A very large....yes, a very large fan has been installed in the church ceiling at a cost of over $6000.00 This fan does an excellent job in cooling the church and alleviates the need for air conditioning which is cost prohibitive in a church of our design. Not only would the A/C units be very expensive and subject to salt-air issues but the cost to operate such a system would be significant. However, this fan is excellent for us. A generous benefactor made the fan possible.
The roof is our next major project and we need increased funding for this. Please, if you can help we would be grateful. We will still need $2,500 more to undertake the roof project. The labour costs are expected to be significant given our style of roof. The new roof materials are expected to last for well over half a century at least. BUT WE ARE READY TO BEGIN.
The roof will be replaced with a new product, designed for our climate, and used throughout Florida and the Caribbean -- its a new style of shingle.
The Archdiocese is currently swamped with Hurricane Dorian issues. The archdiocese' chief building engineer is currently dealing with the the rebuilding of schools and two churches in Abaco. So, our project is stalled until some headway can be made in the hurricane affected areas. The funds donated for our roof are untouched and remain dedicated to our roof project. Once the archdiocesan engineer can focus on our roof we'll begin our project. Please, give if you can.
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