Help Us Preserve the
Bells of St. Mary's

Capital Campaign & Scope of the Project

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Our capital campaign goal is $250,000. On May 16, 2021, we kicked off our capital campaign and as of August 1, 2021, we have already raised $150,000 in gifts, leaving a balance of $100,000 yet to be raised. On August 15, 2021, the Bruce Krier Foundation announced a $50,000 matching donation. Once the $50,000 is matched, we will have reached our goal. Please consider a donation today as we continue to our goal.

Monies raised will fund the following projects:
• Erect a Bell Memorial in St. Mary’s Cemetery to house the 3 glorious bells from St. Mary’s Church. The bells will be refurbished to their original splendor and electrified to ring once again
• Showcase signage telling the history of St. Mary’s Parish and recognizing donors
• Resurface the main road in the cemetery and black top additional cemetery roads
• Correct problematic drainage issues in the cemetery
• Update landscaping and add additional landscaping between the cemetery and adjacent properties to protect the sanctity of the cemetery

Project Budget

Bell Memorial $138,000

Refurbish/Electrify Bells $35,000

Pave Cemetery Roads $30,000

Architect & Engineering $17,500

Signage $9,500

Landscaping/Electrical $8,000

Administration/Fundraising $4,500

Contingency & Inflation $7,500

TOTAL: $250,000

When Will the Project Begin?

Work will commence in spring 2022, with dedication during Celebrate Lake Church Weekend – August 12-14, 2022

Family Gifts

St. Mary’s Parish has always been about families! Consider working with family members to pool your individual gifts into a larger FAMILY GIFT in honor or memory of your family or loved ones.


Bells of St. Mary’s Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation. Donations to the Bells of St. Mary’s Capital Campaign are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


Consider making Bells of St. Mary’s Capital Campaign the recipient of memorials at the time of death of a loved one. Following the capital campaign, consider making St. Mary’s Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund the recipient of memorials to assist with the ongoing upkeep and care of historic St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Donor Recognition

Donors of $100 or more to Bells of St. Mary’s Capital Campaign will be permanently recognized on the donor recognition sign to be displayed by the Bell Memorial. Since St. Mary’s Parish in Lake Church was originally named St. Mary’s of the Angels, we will show our gratitude to donors by using the Nine Choirs of Angels:

 CHERUBIM & SERAPHIM - $25,000+

 THRONES - $10,000 - $24,900

 DOMINIONS - $5,000 - $9,999

 VIRTUES - $2,500 - $4,999

 POWERS - $1,000 - $2,499

 PRINCIPALITIES - $500 - $999

 ARCHANGELS - $250 - $499

 ANGELS - $100 - $249

Donations can be made in your name, in honor or memory of loved ones, or given anonymously. We accept matching gifts from your workplace.

Celebrate Lake Church


August 12-14, 2022

Show your Lake Church pride and join us for Celebrate Lake Church Weekend – August 12-14, 2022. The weekend will include a Lake Church Reunion reception/dinner/program, dedication of the Bell Memorial in St. Mary’s Cemetery and historic tours of Lake Church. If you are a graduate of St. Mary’s School, consider planning a class reunion. Donors of $100 or more to the Bells of St. Mary’s Capital Campaign will receive an invitation to the Lake Church Reunion reception/dinner/program. August 12-14, 2022 is also Luxembourg Fest weekend in Belgium, Wisconsin.