Church of Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph Community Center
The history of the Parish of Our Lady of Grace is rich in tradition, devotion, pride and dedicated parishioners. Our Church has been serving the distinct needs of the Hoboken community since established in 1851. Through much sacrifice, the many generations of parishioners that have preceded us here at the Church of Our Lady of Grace provided us with many beautiful Church properties.
Now, in different times, we come together and embrace the opportunity to express our gratitude for what we have inherited. Our Church has been lovingly restored, our magnificent organ refurbished and we now have an opportunity with the addition of St. Joseph’s Parish, established in 1871, to create a beautiful Parish Community Center from our underutilized Convent.
Renovation of the former convent will require quality workmanship and bold innovation and while we have a way to go we have already completed some significant projects in Phase One. For starters, the Parish Center is now fully accessible, with the installation of an elevator. Several walls have come down to create a new library, two conferences rooms as well as meeting space for parish committees. Moving forward to Phase Two, we look to create office space for Parish business, offices for our priests and a gathering space for our parish societies. Included in this phase will also be an updated kitchen and dining area. Our plans include room for other non-profit agencies and we seek to continue our association with important community programs like “In Jesus’ Name” and Good Counsel.
This project is a significant one for both Our Lady of Grace and St. Joseph’s as together we embark on our next chapter together. Our goal is to create an unbroken chain of invigorating parish life that will handsomely and immeasurably enrich our unique Hoboken community. We can, through a sense of grace, sacrifice and stewardship, preserve our rich history and prepare our parish for the next three hundred years of service.
It is our sincere hope that every parish family will consider contributing toward the creation of The Parish Community Center in some fashion. We understand that not everyone is as financially fortunate as others, but every gift counts!
The Parish Community Center*
The Parish Hall $50,000
The Courtyard & Garden $50,000
The Choir Room $10,000
The Community Sign Board $10,000
The Parish Community Center
Memorial Book Listing $25.00 per line
The Chapel $20,000 RESERVED
The Parish Office Suite $5,000
Elevator Vestibule $10,000
The Community Room $5,000 RESERVED
The Kitchen $15,000
Small Dining Room $1,000 RESERVED
Reception Area $1,000 RESERVED
Large Community Room $15,000
The Library $10,000
Pastor’s Suite $1,500 RESERVED
Conference Room (1) $5,000 RESERVED
Archive Center $1,000 RESERVED
Religious Article Shop $1,000 RESERVED
Counseling Room $500 RESERVED
Pastoral Care Suite $1,500 RESERVED
Parish Offices $300
TOTAL GIFT & PLEDGES $37,500
*Please call Fr. Alex to discuss this very special opportunity