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    update 11 29 21

    Updated 11/29/21

    Reaching our goal is now a reality...
    surpassing it is our hope

    OUR $10 MILLION GOAL HAS BEEN MET...
    Mary3With gratitude for our generous donors, their faith in our efforts, and the prayers that inspired their kindness, we celebrate this overwhelming accomplishment and give glory to God. Overwhelming community-wide support from alumni, parishioners, families and friends has brought us to our $10 million goal through
    the one by One campaign partnership of Lourdes Academy and the Oshkosh parishes. Our vision to expand Catholic education and strengthen the Catholic faith in the Oshkosh community for generations to come will now become a reality.

    ...BUT WE ARE NOT FINISHED YET!
    While reaching our goal was paramount to our success, surpassing it is essential because it will allow us to meet unforeseen obstacles, unanticipated needs, and unbudgeted improvements to the existing Lourdes building.

    • Unforeseen obstacles and unanticipated needs can occur with any project of this size.
    • Unbudgeted improvements to the existing building remodel have already been identified, including LED lighting; updated HVAC controls for higher efficiency; updated fire alarm system; controlled access doors and cameras for heightened security; and improved WiFi, communication and phone systems. In addition, an expanded budget for playground equipment will enhance the outdoor space.
    • The multi-purpose room in the elementary addition can feature repurposed stained glass windows honoring Our Lady of Lourdes and featuring other images of our Catholic identity.

    In addition, many faithful friends of Lourdes Academy and our Catholic parishes have not yet finalized nor begun considering their gift decisions. They, too, must be given the opportunity to share in the joy of giving! With their support, we will realize greater assurance and broadened opportunities for today and for generations to come.

  • Lourdes Academy Campus Planexterior view
    The Lourdes Academy campus expansion and renovation will meet multiple needs.

    • All 4K-12 students will be united on the Lourdes Academy campus.
    • Enrollment capacity will be increased. Last year's overall enrollment increased five percent with selected grades already at capacity.
    • Colleaboration opportunities between grade levels will be possible.
    • Students will be better able to build partnerships and grow as leaders and role models.
  • Improvements at our parishes will enhance religious education
    and worship experiences

    rose window 2

    • Technology will be integrated into religious education for interactive lessons at St. Jude.
    • Restoration of the rose windows will preserve the historical beauty at St. Jude - St. Vincent site.
    • Safety measures installed at St. Jude and St. Raphael will enhance security.
    • A Relationship Coordinator at Most Blessed Sacrament will help engage parishioners and connect them with services and programs.
  • give now
    Construction has begun on the

    Lourdes Academy expansion
    construction

    On November 22, Ganther Construction officially began demolition of the Lourdes Academy parking lot to prepare for the expansion of its existing Middle/High School building. Once completed, the project will unite all 4K-12 students on one campus.

    Two new sections will be constructed on the north side of the building in the current parking area. A new high school wing featuring 11 classrooms, administrative space and a faculty lounge will be constructed on the east end, while a new elementary addition, featuring a cafeteria, worship space, administrative offices and playground will go up on the west end.

    The additions are part of a $10 million expansion and renovation project for Lourdes Academy and the Oshkosh parishes through the support of the one by One campaign.

Methods of Giving

  • Online Giving Instructions

  • Check/Cash/Credit Card/Online Giving

  • Pledges

  • Gifts of Appreciated Assets (Stocks/Bonds/Mutual Funds)

  • Planned and Estate Gifts

  • one by One Campaign Prayer

    Lord Jesus Christ, We thank you for your great love and for forming us into your holy people.

    You are the One calling us, one by One, into a deeper relationship with You. You continue to call us one by One to share your love with others.

    Strengthen our Catholic school, Lourdes Academy, as a primary way in which You form the Catholic community of the Oshkosh area.

    Keep us focused on You as You make us more faithful, more loving and more generous. 

    Set the Oshkosh area on fire with your love, eager to share the joy of the Gospel and lead all people to the Kingdom of God.  Amen!

    Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us!
    Live, Jesus, in our hearts:  forever!