Parish Capital Campaign

Vision 2020

CAMPAIGN GOAL: $3.2 million

Status Update as of July 31, 2020:

Total Pledged: $2,654,053

Total Paid: $2,231,103


Together with Christ – We Build

Construction on Phase I began on Monday, November 18, 2019.

Click <HERE> to read a letter from Father Dan Leary

Click <HERE> to follow our progress!

Click <HERE> to find answers to Frequently Asked Questions


Father Dan Leary invites every member of our Saint Andrew’s family to reflect prayerfully about making a Capital Campaign pledge. Let’s build our future together!

A Letter from Father Dan

Video of Father Dan’s Campaign Reception Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation for Campaign Reception

These PowerPoint slides show the sacramental growth of the
parish, the enrollment of the school and Early Learning Center, as well as the initial architectural renderings of the expansion.

Capital Campaign Brochure

This special brochure containing all the details of the campaign has been distributed to every household of our parish community along with a Capital Campaign pledge card. We ask that each family consider our request for a pledge and return their pledge card with a decision to Father Dan Leary.

Printable Pledge Card

Completed pledge card may be mailed to:

Rev. Daniel Leary, Pastor

Saint Andrew Apostle Church

11600 Kemp Mill Road

Silver Spring, MD 20902

Our Mission:  to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ by living our faith as a Catholic Community in worship, service, and support of one another.  We believe that each member is called to discipleship, outreach, and evangelization to our parish and local community.  We celebrate the gift of Jesus by growing in our faith and living out the mission of our fidelity to the Roman Catholic Church.

Our Vision:  to expand our vision of what the Catholic Church looks like within our walls and within our neigborhood.  We need to accomodate the growth of our thriving community of families, youth, young adults, and seniors.  Our facilities need to support our mission now and into the future.

Our Needs:

Phase 1:

Expansion of Church Narthex and Outdoor Area

Estimated Cost: $1.9 million 

We lack an appropriately-sized gathering space to form and strengthen our relationships with one another.

How will the project meet this need?  The proposed expansion of our narthex, entrance, and outdoor plaza will create a welcoming and inviting gathering space.

How does this help us to fulfill our mission?  We experience Christ in our lives in relationship with one another.  Our new gathering spaces will provide opportunities to connect with one another after Masses, weddings, funerals, and other parish functions.  An intimate and secure Day Chapel near the church entrance can be used for expanded hours of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a “cry” room, and a bride’s dressing room. Updated restroom facilities will accommodate a greater number of people and the handicapped. The updated architecture and landscaping will create a more open and inviting presence that will help attract and draw more people to our community.

Phase 2:

Expansion and Renovation of our Multi-Purpose Room

Estimated Cost: $1.3 million

Our parish and school activities have grown significantly. We lack sufficient space to meet our needs.

How will the project meet this need?  The expansion will provide additional, flexible, multipurpose meeting spaces.

How does this help us fulfill our mission?  Our new meeting spaces will meet the needs of the ministries and activities that support our mission (e.g. faith formation, youth, elderly, service projects, social events, and community events). Moveable walls will accommodate multiple groups meeting simultaneously. A renovated kitchen will improve our ability to support our events and charitable activities. Upgraded video and audio capabilities will enhance our formation activities.

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Come after Me and I will make you Fishers of Men.”

(Matthew 5:19)

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