A Corridor Catholic Community

Expansion Campaign

Proposed Building

 

Welcome to the Growing More in Faith Campaign

St. Thomas More Parish is well known as a very welcoming parish. In fact, we have reached a point where an addition to our current church is necessary to adequately welcome our growing parish family and we have begun a $7,000,000 campaign entitled “Growing MORE in Faith.”  We hope you’ll find this campaign web page informative and that it will encourage you to be involved in the campaign’s success.

Our Current Situation

St. Thomas More Parish has expanded rapidly since moving to Coralville in 2009. When the parish opened in Coralville in 2009, 600 households were officially registered.  As of Feb. 2020 we have nearly 1,400 registered households in the parish.

The current worship space is designed only to seat 475 people so at many weekend masses an average of 50 - 75 people must go to the multipurpose room or to the lower level for Mass. On Easter Sunday, the two Masses were attended by 900 and 950 people respectively.

Census numbers show that the Iowa City metro, which includes Coralville and North Liberty, was the second fastest growing metro area in Iowa between July 2010 and July 2016. Iowa City’s metro saw population grow 10.4 percent to more than 168,800. Clear Creek Amana Community School District recently indicated Ti­ffin Elementary likely will reach capacity by 2019, and North Bend Elementary will reach its capacity even sooner. Officials are considering building a new elementary near Tiffi­n Elementary and potentially expanding North Bend. The new Liberty High School is driving additional home building.

We must be prepared for future growth and look forward to Growing More in Faith with our Parish Community.

Naming Opportunities-a limited number of naming opportunities are available.  Each room will recognize the donor or honoree with a modest plaque next to the door of the room.  

All gifts above $1,500 will be recognized in a donor recognition garden with various size pavers.  Anonymous gifts will be honored as such and all donors will be recognized in the church dedication program.

These naming opportunities have been reserved:

Front Entrance
Bell Tower
Eucharistic Chapel
Youth Ministry Office
Finance Office
Family Room/Cry Room
Classrooms (4)

 

Fifteen households have given naming qualifying gifts ($50,000 and above) that are not unspecified.

 

These naming opportunities remain:

Lower Level Hall $250,000
Pastor's Office $100,000
Reception Area $50,000
Religious Ed Office $50,000
Music Ministry Office $50,000
Conference Room $50,000
Bride's Room $50,000
Classrooms (8) $50,000

 

In addition to naming opportunities, we also offer the following recognition levels:

Diamond $100,000 and above
Platinum $50,000-$99,999
Gold $25,000-$49,999
Silver $15,000-$24,999
Bronze $10,000-$14,999
Partner $5,000-$9,999
Supporter $1,500-$4,999
Friend $1-$1,499

Click to learn more about our need to expand!

Preliminary Church Addition Proposal

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