Campaign Finale

December 31 will mark the end of our capital campaign, and what an amazing journey it has been. Thank you to everyone who participated financially – more than 1200 of you – plus all those who provide prayers, in-kind donations, and volunteer hours. We appreciate your many gifts and are so grateful to God for your generous spirits.

If you have made a financial gift, you should have received a letter confirming your listing on the donor recognition wall. If you did not receive a notification – or if you want to make a year-end gift, please contact the Advancement office before January 1.

Solemnity of the Assumption

The Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was a beautiful celebration. Approximately 750 of the faithful gathered for Mass with many area priests concelebrating and Bishop Steven J. Raica as the principal celebrant.

After Mass, Bishop Raica blessed the new school building, a ceremonial ribbon was cut, and the community was invited in for tours and refreshments.

It was a historic day for Catholic schools in Traverse City.

Stained Glass Installation

The beautiful stained glass in our new Saint Gabriel the Archangel Chapel was a gift from the parishioners of Immaculate Conception Church. The window depicts the Annunciation and was handcrafted by Omnibus Studios. The crucifix which hangs over the altar was also a gift from the parish. It is estimated to be more than 100 years old. (Photos by Gerald Martineau, TCSF ’64)


Give the Gift of Faith

December 8, 2018

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we have launched a special fundraising drive dedicated to the final needs of our new school building. We have a established goal of $300,000, and have created a place to give online.

Playground Equipment

The playground at the new Immaculate Conception Elementary School will have swings, sandboxes, a turf field, and play structures appropriate for each age group. It will also feature a synthetic surface which will last longer than mulch, minimize mess, and provide the right type of cushioning/support for young people at play.

Classroom Furniture

We plan to outfit the new school with modest new furnishings chosen by our teachers. The cost to underwrite one classroom is $10,000. Specialty classrooms (library, STEM lab, etc.) will be equipped with furnishings designed for their specific use.

Chapel Appointments

The Chapel of the Archangel Gabriel will serve students and staff  along with small gatherings of the faithful. It must be equipped with liturgical items such as a presider’s chair, pews, ambo, a chalice and ciborium, etc. We are grateful to Immaculate Conception parish for underwriting the cost of the beautiful new stained glass window depicting the Archangel Gabriel’s visit to Mary.

To give, visit our website or contact Wayne Mueller in the Advancement Department.