Thank you to everyone who participated in our planning study over the last several weeks. The response was tremendous and is greatly appreciated. Over the next several weeks, our Catholic development partners that administered the study, the Steier Group, will continue the work of compiling the responses and feedback in concert with the parish staff and leadership. We plan to share findings from the study with all parishioners in early to mid-March. Thank you again for your participation and please continue to pray for discernment as we plan for the ongoing success of our thriving parish.
About the Campaign
A Message from Fr. Rudy
St. Francis of Assisi has been blessed with an abundant and growing community. We are one of the largest parishes in the Diocese of Dallas with some 16,000 families – over 50,000 people – and we’re still growing! The sheer size of our parish presents numerous challenges, though, particularly to our facilities. Our sacred spaces – our church and chapel – can accommodate us as we worship, but our other facilities strain to hold us and our ministries. We need more space for meetings, faith formation, evangelization, youth, receptions, retreats and large gatherings.
To address our growing space concerns, St. Francis is preparing to conduct a major capital campaign. The centerpiece of this effort is the construction of a new evangelization center and a new youth center, two buildings that would give us room to gather and to grow, to reach out and bring new people to Christ and to our parish. Other projects under consideration are renovating the existing parish center, moving our rectory off campus, expanding our outdoor spaces, and eliminating our current debt.
St. Francis has retained the services of the Steier Group, a leading Catholic development consulting firm, to conduct a comprehensive planning study, which will gather everyone’s thoughts regarding our proposed plans. The study will also determine what level of support we might expect in a campaign, help us establish a realistic fundraising goal and identify campaign leaders and potential donors.
On this page, you will find more information about our long-range plans and a link to take a brief online survey. Once you have read about our proposed plan for the future, please share your thoughts by completing the survey no later than January 15, 2024.
I am hopeful that you will agree to share your time and thoughts with us. Your participation is crucial as we plan for the continued success of St. Francis.
Fr. Rudy Garcia