Letter from Father Berkmans
1Date: March 26, 2022
Parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Church in South Fork
This is to notify you that Bishop Berg and the Diocese Finance Council have made two decisions regarding the damage at Holy Family Church. The first decision is to remove both side buildings as the damage to the adobe is too great. The Sacristy will be moved to inside the Church under the choir loft where a framed room and door will be constructed, the back of the Church will be framed sealed and painted and new front doors will be installed. The second decision is to remove and replace the existing roof with shaker composite roofing material to preserve the Church’s abode walls. With the installation of the new roof, all issues with water collection and drainage will be addressed.
The total project costs are as follows:
Removal of buildings and building new Sacristy: $24,750.00
New roof and new drainage installation: $67,052.00
Total Cost: $91,802.00
Gift to the Church: -$10,000.00
Insurance Claim -$10,839.00
We have secured a Loan of $67,052.00 to replace the roof, which needs to be paid back. Therefore, we are beginning a Holy Family Repair Campaign in hopes of collecting enough donations to repay the loan in a timely manner.
Removal of the 2 side buildings will begin soon while waiting for the roofing materials to be shipped. Without these repairs Holy Family Church would not have been safe to continue our weekly Saturday Mass.
We offer our Sincere Thank you to Bishop Berg in allowing us to repair this Church and keep it open for all.
Father Albert Berkmans
Holy Family Restoration Drive
As most of you are aware the Holy Family Mission
incurred severe storm damage.
We are conducting a Drive to repay the
loan that was taken out to repair the damage.
Below is the link from the Diocese
to the online giving account for this repayment.
Please select the Give Now Tab and then
select the fund named Holy Family Msn
You will be prompted to a give by method and
other information needed to complete the transactions.
Thank you for your Donations
Work has already begun and the new roof
goes on the first part of May!
News and Announcements
Father Albert invites everyone to attend a
Mass in Honor of The Blessed Virgin Mary
May 28, 2022 at 11:00 am.
Secret Garden and Grotto,
6820 Redwing Lane
Please bring a sack lunch and join him for lunch
in the garden right after Mass.
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Catholic Church and Mission Mass times.