St. Wilfrid Catholic Church has been serving the Woonsocket Catholic
Community, and surrounding area, for more than 100 years, dating back to 1884. It has served the parish faithfully and has served as a home for numerous inter-denominational weddings, funerals, and family get-togethers.
In 2011, structural engineers determined that the basement footings, which support the main floor of the church, would need to be replaced. In order for the church’s insurance company to continue their liability coverage, temporary steel pillars were installed.
The Church completed the renovation of its entire basement because of the structural damage. The entire basement was gutted in order to replace the supporting pillars. The old asbestos floor tiles were removed and new cement flooring (with drain tiles) has been poured. New handicap accessible bathrooms were installed, as well as a new ceiling. Four new classrooms were completed as well as a new kitchen area. The basement is now fully functional and being used for various events as well as weekly CCD class.
These renovations cost in excess of $500,000. Our church has set a fundraising goal of $400,000 in order to complete the project and offset any unforeseen expenses. The completion of this project will rest heavily on the hands of generous contributions and fundraisers.
Total raised to date is about $190,000!!
To save on construction work, we have held many work nights/days with hundreds of hours of volunteer labor.
We are currently in the process of taking donations, pledges or memorials, to help finance the renovations. If you would like to help with this worth-while project, checks can be made out to St. Wilfrid Renovation Fund and can be mailed to: St. Wilfrid Catholic Church, PO Box 266, Woonsocket, SD 57385.
For more information, you may call Jeff Tiede at 605-796-4195 with any questions.
Through your help, donations and pledges, we can maintain the structure and integrity of this great church. We thank you for your help and support.
St. Wilfrid Renovation Committee