The Brooklyn Paper reports that Father James Root of Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Cathedral is leading the charge to raise $3 million to renovate the “Notre Dame of Brooklyn Heights”. Once funded, it will take 3 – 4 years to complete the job:
Brooklyn Paper: Members of the roughly 2,000-person congregation met on Tuesday night to discuss fundraising plans, which will include seeking donations from churchgoers and a Lebanese food festival on May 29-31.
“Renovation has to go ahead,” said Claire Habib, a trustee of the church who was at the meeting. “We’ll do the most critical things first, like the sidewalk.”
… Few outside the congregation have noticed the cathedral’s problems.
“It’s a beautiful church,” said Judy Stanton of the Brooklyn Heights Association. “But most of the congregants are not from Brooklyn Heights, so I don’t know many of them.”