Divine Mercy Church’s deep roots in the Faribault community date to 1847 through the parishes of St. Lawrence, Sacred Heart, and Immaculate Conception. The three combined into the new church of Divine Mercy in 2002. Their school, dating to 1860, became Divine Mercy Catholic School in 2006. That year, their New Beginnings capital campaign launched to build new facilities on a donated 40-acre site. The generous giving resulted in their new church’s dedication in 2009.
The parish’s plans, undertaken under the guidance of Walsh & Associates, was challenging as they had barely begun their campaign effort when the COVID 19 pandemic stopped everything. Determined to follow through on their plans to build a badly needed new school, church leadership and Walsh started the process again sooner than many thought possible. Their faith community showed it was ready and offered its generous support for the church’s important plan.
Funds in the United for Our Future / Unidos por Nuestro Futuro campaign were raised to build a new school next to Divine Mercy’s new church. The goal was to consolidate their school and all their ministries and activities on the church campus. This would make one central, active, inviting place that was open and welcoming to members, visitors, and the Faribault community.
“Our Walsh director did a great job of stepping in “mid-stream” and taking us to the finish line. Enjoyed working with him!”
– Tony Langerud, Adv Gifts Chair
“Our director did great in all areas and it was a pleasure working with him. Very knowledgeable and kept us on task which was not always easy. Very respectful of time management as well, which was very much appreciated. All Walsh services seemed great to me and I’m happy with the end results. I believe we have the ball rolling enough to now reach our “challenge goal.” Thank you very much for making this a successful campaign. ”
– Ted Reiter, Communications Chair
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