Mary Lead Us Campaign & HESS Construction Update

We are pleased to report that to date, more than 800 parishioners and school families have made sacrificial gifts and pledges totaling $9,398,208.  $8,845,892 is unrestricted for construction and $552,387 is restricted to the Mater Dei program learning services. 

Construction is underway with initial projects such as the storm drainage system at the back of the school and the restoration of the school’s iconic Cupula.  

Here is what the HESS Construction Team has been working on: 

  • Demoing out the existing storm line that ran in front of Stephen’s Hall and removing the old storm structures 
  • Installing the new storm line and storm structures 
  • Clearing trees, shrubbery, and vegetation to continue with construction 
  • Installing the scaffolding around the cupola, which is needed to complete structural repairs 

To stay up to date with this historic school construction project, please be sure to visit the school/HESS construction website and subscribe:   https://basilicaschoolofstmaryhess.com.