Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
Basilica Renovation Campaign
Ten Year Expansion and Renovation Plan
“Through your gift, you will be
forever linked to the legacy of our
Founders - and be remembered
daily in the prayers of the Barnabite Fathers.”
To Prepare the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima for the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima May 13 – October 13, 2017.
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine is preparing to undergo its most significant renovation and addition in over fifty years. Both the Barnabite Fathers and the Fatima Shrine Advisory Board have collaborated with architects and engineers for the restoration and design of 7,400 sq.ft. of space.
Our Renovation Plans:
Dear Friend of Fatima
Dear Friend of Fatima:
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine has been able to meet the spiritual needs of millions of pilgrims and visitors for over fifty years. Although the Shrine has served us well during this time, like most aging buildings in Western New York the effects of time and weather have taken their toll on the Basilica.
Visitors from around the world are attracted to the shrine because of their devotion to the Catholic Faith and the Shrine’s natural beauty, art, communal prayer and renewal. Many are also impacted each day by the healing ministry of the Barnabite Fathers. This is an exciting time in the history of the Shrine, and with your help we can continue to serve as an oasis of spiritual renewal for those in need.
Please consider how you can assist the Fathers in this once in a lifetime undertaking by considering a once in a lifetime gift or pledge for the continuation of our ministry and restoration of our beautiful Shrine and Basilica.
Your generous support and partnership in the campaign can be a very visible and permanent tribute to both the Shrine and your loved ones. Please refer to the named gift opportunities and giving options in this brochure to learn how you can memorialize your family name or that of a loved one. You may also phone the Shrine directly (716-754-7489) for more information.
Finally, we ask you to share in our journey and our dreams. Your decision to make an investment in the Shrine today will lay a solid foundation for the future and allow us to preserve and enhance the Shrine today and for years to come.
Rev. Julio M. Ciavaglia CRSP
We Need Your Pledge
Reaching our goal requires gifts of sacrifice rather than convenience and no one can give as much in one lump sum as could be given over a period of 60 months - except in unusual circumstances. Therefore, for the success of our campaign we are asking all to “pledge” to the best of their financial ability. This is the only way we can raise a large capital sum. With God’s help and your generosity we will succeed.
Your pledge also provides an accounting of how you plan to contribute and this will help us properly anticipate the amount of funds available for our project over the next five years.
Ways to Give
Pledge Payment Guide
Donor Recognition Levels
Memorial Gifts are a beautiful expression of lasting remembrance and will be available for designation as part of our Campaign. For information on Lasting Memorial Opportunities, please contact the Shrine Office at (716) 754-7489.
Named Gift Opportunities
New Immaculate Heart Chapel
Reliquary Gallery for Holy Relics
Candle Room for New Chapel
New Narthex at Main Entrance
New Confessionals (3)
Side Entrance Vestibule (2)
Niche for Holy Relics (8)
$25,000 (each) (1 Committed)
Fatima Shrine Builder
$15,000 (1 Committed)
$10,000 (2 Committed)
“As generous stewards
of Gods manifold grace,
Put your gifts
at the service of one another.”
I Peter 4:8-10
Basilica of the National Shrine of
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine
1023 Swann Road
P.O. Box 167
Youngstown, New York 14174
We will also replace the current dome motif with a new Stained Glass design. The new design will take its inspiration from the Book of Revelation, the Story of Fatima and the Creation Story from the Book of Genesis. The final phase will be to construct the 6Divine Mercy Reconciliation Chapel.