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CONTENTS 04. 07. 08. 14. 16. 17. 19.

A Message from Fr. Brian Spiritual Statistics Conceptual Images & Master Plan Elements of the Church Ways to Give Naming Opportunities Co-Chairs


A MESSAGE FROM FR. BRIAN 4 | NEW CHURCH CAMPAIGN


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For generations, the steeple of St. Mary’s Catholic Center has stood as a beacon, calling Aggies to the life-changing love of Jesus Christ. Thousands of students are formed here to be sent as apostles for the Church and the world. Our current church was constructed in 1958, designed to hold 650, when the enrollment at Texas A&M numbered 7,500. With enrollments at Texas A&M and Blinn exceeding 70,000 (17,000 of whom are estimated to be Catholic), we are unable to fit the Aggie Catholic family into our current church during the seven weekend Masses. We expect these enrollments and thus the demand on St. Mary’s to continue to grow. That is why we are launching a campaign to build our new church with seating for 1,600.


Photo courtesy of Dr. Randall Light, permanent parishioner.

We keep three values in mind:

Beauty – we want to build a church that is aesthetically beautiful and calls upon the reality of heaven. Encounter – our new church will enhance the intimacy of encounter with the Lord and one another that is already so evident in our existing church. Tradition – the finished church will be rich in our Catholic heritage to serve generations to come. The goal to build this church is $20 million. This can be achieved through prayer, commitment, and the transformational generosity of the Aggie Catholic family. 6 | NEW CHURCH CAMPAIGN

You are invited to participate:

1) We want this project to be anointed by God through prayer. Please place this church and our campaign in your daily prayer, that our efforts may be successful and glorify God and his Kingdom. 2) Without sacrificing your support of St. Mary’s annual operations, you can invest in the future of the Church by making a significant contribution to the campaign. 3) We need your help to connect us with your classmates, friends, business contacts, and others in your network who could help us raise the funds needed for this once-in-ageneration project.


SPIRITUAL STATISTICS 17000 1600 700 62 45 225 3700 4500 6 89 17 64 11 5

Total estimated Catholics at Texas A&M Number of students participating in retreats (estimated) Number of students involved in organizations weekly (estimated) Number of Aggies Confirmed during the last school year Aggies who became Catholic through our RCIA program last year Typical daily Mass attendance Typical weekend Mass attendance Typical home football weekend Mass attendance Times each week the Sacrament of Reconciliation is scheduled Number of Aggie priests Number of Aggie women in religious life Number of Aggie men in formation, as either priests or brothers Number of Aggie women in formation Aggie priests ordained last year

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nceptual Rendering – Sanctuary View

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CHURCH AVE.

THE RISE

Campus Master Plan LEGEND EXISTING

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Student Center Hannigan Chapel Church Activity Center

PHASE I E. JPII Student Center Expansion F. Renovated Courtyard & Grotto

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G. New Church H. Rosary Garden I. Church Plaza

FUTURE PHASES J. Parish Hall & Lawn Existing K. St. Mary’s Park A. Student Center L. Hannigan Chapel Plaza B. Hannigan Chapel M. Cafe Patio C. Church D. Activity Center

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Phase N. IMixed-use Development with Parking E. JPII Center O. Student Mixed-use Development with Parking Expansion F. Renovated Courtyard & Grotto Phase II G. New Church H. Rosary Garden I. Church Plaza Future Phases J. Parish Hall & Lawn K. St. Mary’s Park L. Hannigan Chapel Plaza M. Cafe Patio Future Developments N. & O. Mixed-use Development with Parking


Conceptual Rendering – Sanctuary View

St. Mary’s Catholic Center, College Station

Design elements subject to change. For Review Only. Not for regulatory approval, permit, or construction. Robert B. Galloway, AIA - Registered Architect - TX Lic. #15607 | ©2017 Jackson Galloway Associates, llc

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Renderings by Jackson Galloway Associates, LLC.


ELEMENTS OF THE CHURCH The Cube

The geometry of the cube itself represents the mystery of the Holy Trinity (1 x 1 x 1 = 1). This is reflected in a secondary way in various themes of three: the sets of three side aisle arches between each pier, and the sets of three windows above the apse and in the transept end walls, for example. These, along with the threefold entry portal doors, also call to mind the twelve city gates described in Revelation, three per cardinal direction. The main three doors – the center being the largest – recall the Roman triumphal arches to honor the victorious conquests of the emperor as we honor the eternal King’s triumph over death. These face in a westward direction, which orients the assembled body to the east in anticipation of the coming of the risen Son.

The Eighth Day

Multiples of 12

Along with twelve columns in the domed apse that houses the tabernacle, the entire church building is supported by twelve free-standing piers symbolizing the twelve apostles and the fulfillment of the twelve tribes of Israel. The four largest piers symbolize the four Gospels and the four marks of the Church. These piers form the cube-shaped crossing – the area where the main transept and nave arms of the cross intersect with four triumphal arches to support the dome – parallels the description of the New Jerusalem, or heaven, as a cube as described in Revelation 21 – a fulfillment of the shape of the Old Testament temple prescribed by God.

Wedding Feast of the Lamb

The interior of the church is gleaming like a bride bedecked with jewelry and gem stones for her wedding day – The dome represents the opening in the heavens where the wedding feast of the Lamb who is Christ, to his bride John the Evangelists sees both the New Jerusalem the Church (Revelation 21). A central rose window in descending and the choirs of angels and saints gathered the front façade tells the story of what happens within: around the throne worshiping the Lamb. The octagonal that all of Creation that was spoken into being through the transition from the crossing to the dome symbolizes Word of God that is Christ, is being called back to him to the eighth day of creation, which is eternity. This ties be restored and brought to new life in him. The geometric to the octagonal baptismal font near the church entry, perfection illustrates the creative mind of God at work symbolizing that baptism bestows recreation in Christ, throughout the universe, and reminds us that he is at the and therefore grants us access to eternal life. center of all of it.

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Heaven Kisses Earth

The altar is located at the head of the cross, underneath the dome, and is visually centralized below the large crucifix. This symbolizes Christ’s role in taking our sacrifice into his and offering it to the Father on our behalf. We participate in his one sacrifice on Calvary, and are made holy in so doing. Jesus the Son of God is both given and received by the Father, as he is the one mediator between God and man. Below the very center of the dome is where the steps of the sanctuary collide with the floor of the nave – where Christ offers himself to us most substantially in reception of the Holy Eucharist.

Cruciform Shape

The building’s cruciform shape symbolizes the gathered assembly’s role as the hierarchical mystical Body of Christ – a body of many parts headed by and made perfect in Christ through its worship. This teaching of St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 12 is the foundation for understanding the liturgy’s role in transforming and glorifying the human members of his body, the Church – in the perfect worship that is the sacrifice of the Mass, this body is made like the risen Christ who sits at the right hand of the Father for ever.

Architectural Style

Much of the church’s design draws heavily from tradition and shares common aspects to many other churches in Christendom. It takes on a byzantine Romanesque configuration, which provides a large interior palette for sacred art. The durable and recognizably Christian Romanesque vocabulary lends itself to local adaptation and incorporation of other styles. It provides a stable, noble, and time-honored expression to honor its role in the historic Northgate District just off the campus of a university with a proud and storied tradition of its own. A Spanish-Mediterranean flair acknowledges ties to the Spanish mission history of Texas and the design of the first St. Mary’s church on campus, built in 1923.

The Temple

Following the tradition of the ancient Christians, the church is divided into components that parallel the Jewish temple, which itself was understood as a microcosm of the created universe and the eschaton: a restored garden of Eden and a fulfillment of heaven come to earth at the end of time. These parts are the narthex/nave (outer court/ porch), holy place (sanctuary), and holy of holies (apse).

St. Mary – Our Lady of the Rosary The Barque of Peter Specific to St. Mary’s, the church interior is colored similarly to the manner in which Mary is frequently depicted – a blue ceiling (outer garment or mantle) above reddish-colored walls (tunic). Ancient tradition acknowledges Mary as the woman in the sky described in Revelation 12 as clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, crowned with twelve stars. She is often depicted with these two colors symbolizing her dual role as Mother of God / Queen of heaven and Mother of the Church; her citizenship of heaven and her sinless but earthly humanity. The popular image of Our Lady of Guadalupe given to San Juan Diego by Our Lady herself serves as an example: she is radiant and is shown with the moon at her feet. Her blue mantle is covered with stars. A potential subject for the apse dome over the tabernacle, we are reminded that Mary was the first tabernacle as she contained the presence of Christ in her very body. We further honor Mary as patroness of the Rosary. The four sets of mysteries of the Rosary – joyful, sorrowful, glorious, and luminous – are embedded throughout the upper walls and invite a journey around the entire inside perimeter of the church.

The ceiling exposes wood structure like that of the hull of a boat, following the ancient tradition of the church building as an image of the Church as the barque (boat) of Peter the fisherman on a journey toward eternity. This image also recalls another boat, Noah’s ark, wherein humanity is saved by God from the waters of the flood. The campanile (bell tower) recalls an image of Christ a lighthouse beacon to safely direct the Church on her journey.


WAYS TO GIVE All sizes and types of gifts are meaningful and important for St. Mary’s to successfully complete the $20 million goal of the New Church Campaign. Structured and wellplanned gifts from total wealth can dramatically elevate the ability to make a more generous gift. The most common and simplest method of funding is a cash gift from your income stream. There are also other methods of giving that allow donors to contribute larger gifts at lower costs. These include: (a) transfer of stock, (b) charitable remainder trust, and (c) charitable lead trust. To achieve our goal, we encourage financial commitments over a five year (60 month) period. Pledges can be paid through monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual gifts. To make a pledge, please complete a pledge card or contact Aly Conrad at aconrad@aggiecatholic.org or (979) 846-5717. As with all legal and financial matters, we recommend that you consult with your personal legal, tax, and/or financial advisors before funding your gift.

Pledge payment schedule:

This is just a sample. Actual payment schedules can be tailored to meet individual donors’ circumstances. DAILY

60 MONTHLY

5 ANNUAL

TOTAL

$2.78

$83.33

$250

$500

$1,000

$5,000

$3.33

$100

$300

$600

$1,200

$6,000

$3.89

$116.67

$350

$700

$1,400

$7,000

$4.44

$133.33

$400

$800

$1,600

$8,000

$5.56

$166.67

$500

$1,000

$2,000

$10,000

$8.33

$250

$750

$1,500

$3,000

$15,000

$11.11

$333.33

$1,000

$2,000

$4,000

$20,000

$13.89

$416.66

$1,250

$2,500

$5,000

$25,000

$16.67

$500

$1,500

$3,000

$6,000

$30,000

$22.22

$666.67

$2,000

$4,000

$8,000

$40,000

$27.78

$833.33

$2,500

$5,000

$10,000

$50,000

$55.60

$1,666.70

$5,000

$10,000

$20,000

$100,000

$138.90

$4,166.60

$12,000

$25,000

$50,000

$250,000

$277.80

$8,333

$25,000

$50,000

$100,000

$500,000

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NAMING OPPORTUNITIES Church Cornerstone

$5,000,000

Confessionals (4)

Dome

$3,000,000

Music Library

$250,000

Bell Tower

$3,000,000

Calming Room

$250,000

Entry Porch

$2,000,000

Ambry – holy oils

$100,000

Narthex

$2,000,000

Arches (30)

each $100,000

Organ

$2,000,000

Stations of the Cross (14)

each $100,000

Vestibules (6)

each $100,000

Transepts (2)

each $2,000,000

each $250,000

Altar

$2,000,000

Rosary Mysteries (20)

each $75,000

Eucharistic Chapel with Tabernacle

$1,000,000

Columns (16)

each $50,000

Nave Side Aisle Windows (12)

each $50,000

Chapels (3)

each $1,000,000

Music Rehearsal Room

$1,000,000

Transept Side Aisle Windows (4)

each $50,000

Baptistery

$1,000,000

Nave Clerestory Windows (16)

each $25,000

Crucifix

$1,000,000

Transept Clerestory Windows (18)

each $25,000

Vesting Sacristy

$1,000,000

Dome Windows (16)

each $25,000

Rose Window

$1,000,000

Nave Pews (58)

each $15,000

Mary Shrine

$500,000

Transept Pews (56)

each $15,000

Joseph Shrine

$500,000

Narthex Donor Wall Plaque

each $10,000

each $250,000

Narthex Donor Wall Plaque

each $5,000

Statues (6) Art and Environment Storage

$250,000

Ceiling Stars (students only)

Work Sacristy

$250,000

Donor Book Listing

each $600 or $1,200 $100 to $4,999 *Subject to change.


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CO-CHAIRS Campaign Co-Chairs Eddie Joe & JoAnn Davis

Honorary Co-Chairs

Ray & Patty Hannigan Most Reverend David Konderla Most Reverend Michael Mulvey John & Charlotte Sharp Most Reverend Michael J. Sis

For more information, please contact: Aly Conrad, Campaign Coordinator aconrad@aggiecatholic.org (979) 846-5717

Frank Shannon, Executive Director of Development fshannon@aggiecatholic.org (979) 846-5717 You can also visit our website to learn more about our new church campaign: www.aggiecatholic.org

Thanks and gig‘em!

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CENTER


ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CENTER 603 Church Avenue College Station, TX 77840 (979)846-5717 www.aggiecatholic.org

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