St. Rita Master Plan
Celebrating Our Past, Building Our Future.
Beginning in 2005 and presented on the Feast of St. Rita in 2008, a Parish Strategic Plan produced a Master Planning Committee. That committee was formed to evaluate St. Rita’s land usage, facilities and equipment and their ability to meet future parish needs. They also conducted a parish-wide survey of the needs, wants, and desires for the parish facilities, as well as consulting with teachers, parish staff, and ministry leaders. With the assistance of Good, Fulton & Farrell Architects, their findings were synthesized into the following six categories of planning priorities.
During the Master Planning process, between 2009 – 2011, the Architectural firm of POBA Bowell was engaged to refine the conceptual drawings. Our 50 Year Jubilee brochure, issued on the parish’s feast day May 22, 2011, centered around meeting previously identified need in the following areas:
- Meeting Rooms
- Church Visibility / Recognition
- Office and Classroom Space
- Contiguous Multi-use Space for Gatherings, Programs and Athletics
- Parking and Traffic Flow
The Steier Group is hired to conduct a Feasibility Study to gauge support for the
construction concepts. Their 2012 Feasibility Study Executive Summary report
validated that significant support existed for the projects outlined in the Master Plan.
The Master Planning Steering Committee recommends to the Pastor that a capital campaign structure be designed. The consent of the parish’s Pastoral & Finance Councils having been obtained, and with the approval of the Diocese of Dallas, the Steier Group is engaged to conduct our Capital Campaign.
During 2012 & 2013 the parish begins the planning for the capital campaign and decides on a theme and logo for the capital campaign. The Building The Future Sneak Peak brochure is circulated in January 2013.