Pathway to Progress: Contract Executed

12-03-2023Campaign Progress

In our most recent update, we shared significant progress in the realization of the Marian Center and Athletic Field Relocation projects. Following the announcement of the selection of designers in our previous update, we have concluded contract negotiations with Bauer Askew Architects for the Marian Center Renovation.

The contract has been reviewed by the Diocese, and we are delighted to announce its execution. To kick off this transformative endeavor, a project Kick Off meeting was conducted on Nov 29th with the Ministry Leaders representing the Food Pantry, Backpack Ministry, Bridge Ministry, Saint Rose Radio, Boy Scouts, and Knights of Columbus. These leaders, being primary users of the renovated facility and additional storage spaces, actively participated in discussions.


Pathway to Progress: Master Plan Update

11-05-2023Campaign Progress

We continue to make progress on the Masterplan Update, Marian Center Renovation, and Athletic Field Relocation. After notifying the successful design firms for the Marian Center and Athletic Field

Relocation projects, we began detailed scope and fee negotiations. Some may question what that means since many of the parish are more familiar with low-bid projects than professional services. When it comes to “professional services” like architectural and engineering design, low bid is not the preferred option, in fact, it's against federal and state law when public money is used, as it does give the owner the best outcomes.


Pathway to Progress: Designers Chosen

10-22-2023Campaign ProgressWayne Overman

Since the last update, the ONE Building Committee met with Bill Heyer, the architect of the 2020 Master Plan. He provided us with some enhancements to better utilize the campus overall and make room for potential expansion, if needed. The building committee is currently working through these ideas and hopes to be ready to present an updated Master Plan in the next several weeks.


Fr. Chris' Update on the Capital Campaign

10-08-2023Campaign Progress

For almost 100 years, Saint Rose of Lima has been striving to make a significant impact in the lives of our parishioners, students and the surrounding community through prayer, service, celebration and fellowship. Our parish has changed over the years but has stayed true to our core mission to be the place of encounter with the fullness of Christ in this community. Because growth over the last several years had been substantial and did not show any signs of slowing down, the parish began making plans to expand our facilities. In 2020, we developed a Master Plan to provide more space for our ministries and creating a campus that enables us to carry out our essential mission.


Pathway to Progress: What's happening...behind the scenes?

09-25-2023Campaign Progress

Since our last update, we have advertised for an architect for the Marian Center Renovation as well as for the Athletic Field Relocation. We received six submittals on the Marian Center and nine submittals on the Athletic Field Relocation. A selection committee of Jim Rose, Neal Terrell, Leslee Dodd Karl, Will Moorehead, Jose Portillo and myself discussed each submittal and short listed two firms for each project. They are Bauer Askew Architects and WBA Architects for the Marian Center and Gresham Smith and Kimley Horn for the Athletic Field Relocation. Next we will ask each firm to present their ideas regarding scope and schedule. We hope to complete that effort in the next couple weeks, select a top-ranked firm and negotiate a contract by mid-October.


Saint Rose has an eBay online selling site.

09-17-2023Campaign Progress

Saint Rose has an eBay online selling site. It is called: strosegifts. All money raised will go to the Saint Rose Capital Campaign. Several of us have been working on this site for many weeks. We are about ready to go live.

If you have an item to donate, please call: Brenda D'Amico 615-427-8967 or Deacon John 615-427-8968.


Pathway to Progress: Request for Qualifications

08-07-2023Campaign Progress

Saint Rose of Lima issued a Request for Qualifications for two projects: Marian Center renovation and Athletic Field Relocation. Interested firms qualified to provide comprehensive, professional services for these projects should contact Wayne J. Oveman at for a copy of the Request for Qualifications. Submittal date is August 25, 2023.

Commitment Weekend Was a Success!

08-06-2023Campaign Progress

Thank you to all who have pledged and/or donated to the Capital Campaign. We are so grateful to the parishioners, ushers and Knights of Columbus that volunteered and assisted with the distribution and collection of pledge cards during Commitment Weekend. While this first phase of the campaign has come to a close, please remember that prayers, pledges and donations are still needed to help us reach, and hopefully surpass our goal.