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Moyer House Campaign - Residence for Holy Cross Religious & Retreat Center


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Left to Right:  1. Brother Melchior and Brother Sahm watching the pile driving for the Brothers' Residence 1963 2. Completed Brothers' Residence 3. Pilings at 4950 Dauphine for the Brothers' Residence


Since 1849, Holy Cross New Orleans has had the honor of having a presence of Holy Cross Religious on campus for many years. The Brothers’ Residence was always a landmark at 4950 Dauphine and was a gathering place for the religious who answered the call to shape our boys into men. With the average age of 72 years old, and fewer young men choosing a vocation as a calling, it has limited the congregation’s ability to send Brothers to live on Holy Cross campuses across the country. Holy Cross New Orleans has a distinct opportunity to bring back our beloved Religious as we begin the steps to prepare for the construction of our Chapel.
We are excited to share our plans for the development of the Moyer House, a residence for Holy Cross Religious and Retreat Center on campus. The redevelopment of the two-story Prentiss Street house will include:
  • Open concept meeting room
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Laundry area
  • Second floor bathrooms and bedrooms
  • Bricked backyard patio
The proposed project will also include a separate storage facility for the relocation of our maintenance and facilities equipment. We are confident that this campaign will help Holy Cross School to uphold the visibility of our campus with the ability to host retreat groups and small group gatherings, add additional revenue, reduce expenses and to provide a safe environment for our religous and permanently secure a place for Holy Cross Religious to live in community in New Orleans within the grounds of our own campus - a place we know and love as home.
The return of Father Joe Moyer, C.S.C. this school year has brought to light the urgency of having Holy Cross Religious here on our campus. He served as a faculty member from 1996-2004. Because he is the first Holy Cross Religious from the 4950 days to serve on our Paris Avenue campus, we feel it fitting to dedicate and name the campaign in his honor. We invite you to share our enthusiasm for this new project and generously contribute to the Moyer House Campaign. Our hope is for many dedicated parents, alumni, corporations, and foundations to come together to work on this project.


September 2019
Fundraising Kick-off
Pre-construction/Design Development
October 2019
Fundraising Continues, 80% Funds Need to be Raised
Groundbreaking - Family Day
November 2019
Fundraising Complete
December 2019
Ribbon Cutting & Dedication
Move in

Donor Wall
Donors at $1,000 or higher will be
included on the donor wall. A brick is included at this level.
Brick Campaign
Bricks will be sold at $500 each and will be installed in the backyard patio area. There is a limited quantity of bricks.

In-kind Donations
In-kind donations of $2,500 or more will be recognized on the donor wall.

   Join the Campaign Team.
For more information email:
Campaign Co-chairs: Matt Persson '00 or Ryan Dolese '00