Capital Campaign

Since our beginning in 1855, our parish has had many significant moments. We are now approaching another one of those moments. In 1966 a significant building project created our current worship space, parish office and rectory. We take this occasion of the 50th anniversary to ask what is needed for our mission today, and what is needed to better serve the next generations of Catholics who will live in New Berlin.

Our Growing to Serve, Rooted in Faith Capital Campaign is designed to enhance our parish facilities to better serve our needs today and attract new families, youth, young adults and seniors to keep our parish growing and thriving.

We invite you to learn more about and participate in our campaign with vigor, hope and excitement.

Fr. Don Thimm       Michael Giffhorn                Lynn Giffhorn
 Pastor                    Campaign Co-Chair          Campaign Co-Chair


Phase One of the Campaign: $ 3.9M Raised

Phase One of the Growing to Serve, Rooted in Faith building campaign is complete due to the great support from the parishioners and community.  In 2017, we laid the foundation for growth by completing the fire protection installation, audio/video enhancements, an additional 3K classroom, and the rectory demolition. Our Adoration Chapel was completed in January of 2018. The final costs were under budget by $77,000. The three-year campaign rolled out in the fall of 2015 with pledges running from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2018. Phase One was completed with the cash we had on hand.


Phase Two of the Campaign: $3M Goal

The construction team breaks ground on the Welcome Center this fall with an estimated completion slated for June of 2019. With a construction budget of $3.6 million, the remaining funds from Phase One —about $2.3 million—are being used to begin construction and the balance will be financed.

Holy Apostles is currently exploring the possibility of raising as much as $3 million during Phase Two of Growing to Serve, Rooted in Faith to repay the project financing as well as provide funds to purchase adjacent land in the future to accommodate our anticipated growth.

Welcome Center Completion: Total Cost: $3.6M; Total Need: $1.3M

The Welcome Center will be constructed adjacent to the church, built on the site of what was our rectory. It will serve as a welcoming center for our parishioners and guests. Key components of the Center include a general office area, several conference rooms, two living room style meeting rooms, a hospitality center, new restrooms, and a general assembly area.

Adjacent Land as Available for Future Growth: Total Need: $1.7M

With the shortage in parking, an aging facility, and a limited physical footprint, it is a strategic decision to have funds available to purchase adjacent land as it becomes available. This land opens doors to future projects that will support the parish and the school. After repayment of the debt, Holy Apostles plans to purchase properties to the east of the parish when they become available.


If you would like to learn more about the project, please contact Beth Pirkey at (262) 754-0171

Campaign Prayer

Loving God, at this time in the life of our parish, we turn to you with grateful hearts, for what we have, and with grateful anticipation of what is yet to be. We believe our goals are rooted in Your Work. Help us to grow through the the power of your Holy Spirit that we may lead lives marked by prayer, service and generous sharing of all we have.

Please guide us, strengthen us, and bless us with Your Presence, now and through the years to come. Amen.

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