Celebrating the Next Century ~ Capital Campaign

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The Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle has been an integral part of Woodhaven and surrounding communities since 1910. For over 100 years, the church has faced the challenge of bringing the Gospel to an ever-changing world.
Like our patron, we have faced the doubts of these years with the faith that proves all things are truly possible with God.
The dedication and devotion that the parishioners, priests, and sisters have expressed  demonstrates a true love of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His Church, over the past century.
Join us as we Celebrate the Next Century ~

Today, Saint Thomas the Apostle Church  serves nearly 1,200 families through far-reaching programs to hearten relationships with Jesus Christ and fellow believers.

In preparation for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of Saint Thomas the Apostle, a comprehensive engineering and architectural study reviewed the condition of the magnificent buildings that have served, and continue to serve the parish and its people for the last 100 years. 

Together with the Parish Finance Committee and various contacts in the building trades, a plan for the next 1, 3, 5 and 10 years was created. 

A look at our restoration needs...

St. Thomas The Apostle Church - restoration needs

Multiple images illustrate slipping shingles, church roof damage; Splitting sheetrock inside Church from age,
Sanctuary Repairs needed; Water damage,
Peeling paint, South windows; Water damage, vestibule; 

The total estimated cost for the repairs and upgrades to Saint Thomas the Apostle Church and Monsignor Mulz Hall/Gymnasium totals in excess of $1,000,000.


Emergency Exterior Repairs      $500,000

§  Engineering and Asbestos Survey

§  Replace ornamental granite trim with brick

§  Pointing of entire building as required

§  Repairs to roof 


CHURCH EXTERIOR                                                                $265,000

§  Restore tile on façade

§  Repoint/replace bricks, joints, masonry cracks

§  Roof replacement and clean/service cupola

§  Replace accessible door - 88 Avenue

§  Light façade and tower/exterior

§  Creation of Centennial Walk; 

            Garden-shrine area between church and 87th Street School  

Church Interior                                                                                    $155,000

§  New ambulatory restroom in front vestibule

§  Electric system review and upgrade

§  Upgrade air conditioner blower

§  Improve lighting in church and sanctuary

§  New digital sound system

 Sanctuary (AltAr Area)                                                                      $80,000

§  Return tabernacle to original central location

§  Remove wood paneling to expose existing marble

§  Repaint Sanctuary in line with original designs

  §  Clean and polish altar mosaic  
FUNDING PERMITTING - FUTURE PROJECTS                                       $200,000.

§  Renovation of Church Statues, votive candles, and shrine areas

§  Repair of walls/paint/murals  in line with traditional styling in Church

           and vestibule

§  Assess and repair stained glass windows

  §  Pointing and roof repair of the school buildings

  §  Replace 25 year old Air Conditioner Compressor (North side of Church)