Beacon On The Hill Capital Campaign

Beacon on the Hill

Beacon on the Hill Cathedral St. Joseph Parish long-range vision for the future to be completed in three phases.

Phase I – Healing [Capital Campaign 2019 – 2022] 

 ...addresses the immediate structural needs of our existing campus buildings with projects listed below to be completed in 2019: 

  • Renovation/Construction of the Saint Gianna Molla Beretta Early Childhood Education and Development Center at 9th and Robidoux Streets 
  • New roofs for our gymnasium and current ECC building 
  • Install Church roof ice-breakers to prevent damage and injuries from falling ice 
  • Two new air conditioners and pay-off existing heating/cooling system debt

Phase II – Restoration 

...focuses on the revitalization and rejuvenation of our church itself. 

Phase III – Equipping 

...beckons us to adopt the faith and resolve of our founding mothers and fathers to commit to a greater level of ministry and witness to all to become a true Beacon on the Hill. 

As we humbly ask you to consider another commitment of time, talent and treasure to make this campaign a success, you have our deepest gratitude for your past generosity and ongoing prayers. 

Please call the parish office at 816-232-7763 to schedule an appointment.

St Gianna Beretta Molla photo

Saint Gianna was born on October 4, 1922 in northern Italy. At age twelve, she became involved in Catholic Action, and as a young adult, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.

Gianna studied medicine during World War II and became a pediatrician. After marrying Pietro Molla in 1955, they had a son and two daughters.

While pregnant with her fourth child, Gianna was diagnosed with a uterine tumor. She resolved to save the life of her unborn child despite the risk to her own life. Her fourth child, Gianna Emanuela, was born on April 21, 1962, and Gianna died seven days later from complications of the tumor.

Gianna was canonized by Pope John Paul II on May 16, 2004.

Saint Gianna understood the realities of being a wife, doctor, and working mother. She believed deeply in the holiness of the family and in the sanctity of human life. It was this deep belief that gave her the courage to entrust herself and her family to God’s loving hands.