Save St. Laurentius Church

For: Friends of St. Laurentius
Organizer: Friends of St. Laurentius
Save St. Laurentius Church (Friends of St. Laurentius)
$40,462
of $700,000 goal.
Raised by 146 donors
5% Complete
This fundraiser is not active at this time.

The Story

If St Laurentius Church can be saved, it should be, it must be.The history, religion and tradition embodied in this sacred space should not be thrown to the way side because of money.  WE cannot allow our generation to be the generation that dishonored our Catholic faith.  We cannot let the dreams of our ancestors fade.  We cannot fail our children.  Saint Laurentius Church is not a factory, it is an amazing, art-filled church filled with love and tradition.  The original options presented were too burdensome on our parish. 

We could not just sit idly by.  We knew with effort, we could find a way.

The Save Saint Laurentius Church group secured an engineered bid and is working with a respected contractor.  They have planned a unique but battle-tested strategy.  The total cost of the proposal is almost $700,000.  We are working through several avenues to secure funding including individual donors, grants, events and even large donor requests but we need your help now!

Consider donating as an individual, a family, or a group of friends and we will reach the total cost of the project quickly.  Every donation is important to reaching our goal!

For more information please see our website http://www.savestlaurentius.org

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 4, 2015

Posted on November 4, 2015

There will be a public meeting on Wednesday, Nov 12th at 7:00pm at Shissler Rec Center.  Our canon lawyer, Peter Borre, will be giving an update and answering questions from the community.

Shissler Recreation Center

1800 Blair St, Philadelphia, PA 19125


Posted on May 30, 2015

Posted on May 30, 2015

Join us on June 9th to show your support for Historic Designation of St. Laurentius Church

Please join us on June 9th. We will be getting a bus from Fishtown.  T-shirts will be available, please message [email protected]if you would like a t-shirt for the hearing.

COMMITTEE ON HISTORIC DESIGNATION

PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION

TUESDAY, 9 JUNE 2015

9:30 A.M. CITY HALL, ROOM 578

Also...

There will be a St. Laurentius Historical Preservation Kick-Off Rally next Wednesday night, June 3rd at 6:00PM.

Polish American Cultural Center
308 Walnut Street
Wednesday, June 3, 2015.

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Note: Parking is free on Wednesday evenings after 5PM—this is not advertised on the meters


Posted on April 15, 2015

Posted on April 15, 2015

Please watch and share our YouTube video on the history of St. Laurentius Church.  Let our message be heard!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScDheaXP5jI

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