Fulfilling The Promise Capital Campaign

In April of 2006, the Diocese of Pittsburgh gave St. Thomas A’ Becket approval to launch a building campaign totaling $6.5 million for the construction of a church, offices and rectory.

This approval followed many years and much work from a number of dedicated parishioners, including those on the Building Committee, the Capital Campaign Committee and our Finance Council.

This project phase is based on the results of the Master Plan Study commissioned by the parish in 2004 and, as modified, by the results of our parish-wide Planning Survey conducted during the fall of 2005.

The new facilities being designed by the Astorino architectural firm will have as the centerpiece a new 750 seat church situated on the hill overlooking the corner of Beams Run and Gill Hall Road.

The location was chosen as a result of the work done on the Master Plan in determining the most efficient location for space as well as maintaining and increasing parking capabilities within the property.
The hillside location will result in a two-story structure that is ideally situated with the area below the church (lower level) serving as a future social hall. The church will be designed with a 100 seat Chapel.

Increased and improved parking and traffic flow, including improved handicap availability as well as fully updated access within the new church will all result from this project.

Also, the area below the church will serve as a future social hall. Included in the overall structure will be restrooms, a bride's room, an elevator for access to the lower level and a choir practice room. 

How You Can Get Involved

Throughout the Fulfilling the Promise Capital Campaign, Father Bob, the Campaign Committee and volunteer workers will reach out to all members of our community to communicate our parish’s dream for the future and describe how everyone can get involved. 

Parishioners will also be able to read about our plan of action through this campaign brochure. Every family is asked to consider all the information contained in the brochure and then make a prayerful decision about how they will support this effort.

Those who do not respond will be personally contacted by fellow parishioners who will volunteer their time over several weeks for the success of the campaign. The volunteers, members of our parish family, will be giving their time to undertake this vital task of increasing the awareness of this campaign.

Whether you participate by responding at Mass or by mail, or by graciously receiving a parish volunteer, it is your participation and involvement that will make this campaign a success.

How To Pledge Your Support

St. Thomas A’ Becket Parish seeks to raise as much as possible towards the total cost of the project. Every member of our parish is integral to our success in reaching this goal, and, therefore, each family is asked to consider making a pledge to the campaign to the best of their ability.

Not everyone can make the same size gift
but everyone can make the same size sacrifice!

Everyone is asked to prayerfully consider how their generosity can reflect their gratitude for the gifts that God has given them. It is vital to the success of our campaign that those who are able to make larger pledges do so. In Deuteronomy 16:10 we are reminded that “the measure of your own free will offering should be in proportion to the blessing the Lord has bestowed on you”.

Individuals who are financially capable of pledging $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,000 or more, are asked to step forward and become leaders of our campaign. Please review the Suggested Pledge Plans available on the following page and choose a plan that is right for you and your family.

Suggested Gift Plan For NEW Pledges

Three-Year Plan
Gift Level Total
36 Monthly
12 Quarterly
6 Semi Annual
3 Annual
Gift of Angels $50,000 $1,389 $4,167 $8,333 $16,667
Gift of the Annointed $35,000 $972 $2,917 $5,833 $11,667
Gift of the Apostles $25,000 $694 $2,083 $4,167 $8,333
Gift of the Saints $20,000 $556 $1,667 $3,333 $6,667
Gift of the Faithful $17,500 $486 $1,458 $2,917 $5,833
Gift of the Joyful $15,000 $417 $1,250 $2,500 $5,000
Gift of Sustenance $10,000 $278 $833 $1,667 $3,333
Gift of Encouragement $5,000 $139 $417 $833 $1,667
Gift of St. Thomas A' Becket $2,500 $69 $208 $417 $833

Success will be ours if every family will set aside, over the next thirty-six months, at least $2.30 a day or $69.00 a month. If, however, you are not able to do this, your pledge in any amoount is encouraged and will be greatfully received.

The Suggested Gift Plan encourages financial commitments over a three-year period. The pledge card provides space for you to designate payment intervals: monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. Payment reminders will be sent in accordance with the schedule selected. We ask you keep in mind that it will take gifts at these levels over 36 months to reach our goal. Pledges enable you to consider a more significant contribution to the campaign rather than a one-time gift.

Suggested EXTENSION Gift Plan

If you are currently honoring a previous pledge, please consider extending those payments over the 3 years. We encourage pledges over three years to be made payable monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or in annual installments. However, you can make your payment in full if you wish.

We are asking that you consider how generous the Lord has been to you and that you respond in proportion to your financial ability. As you consider your own responsible Christian citizenship, we ask you to consider sacrificing and praying about making the largest gift you have ever made, or ever will make to a charitable organization.

Gift Plans to Consider if You are EXTENDING Your Pledge
If My Current Monthly Payment is... If My Current Quarterly Payment is... If My Current Annual Payment is... Then My Total 3 Year Extension Amount Will Be...
$1,389 $4,167 $16,667 $50,000
$972 $2,917 $11,667 $35,000
$694 $2,083 $8,333 $25,000
$556 $1,667 $6,667 $20,000
$486 $1,458 $5,833 $17,500
$417 $1,250 $5,000 $15,000
$278 $833 $3,333 $10,000
$139 $417 $1,667 $5,000
$69 $208 $833 $2,500