The Pastor and pastoral staff discuss with the Parish Council and the Vicar Bishop the need and feasibility of a new construction or renovation project. The Pastor then writes to the Archbishop, with copies to the Vicar Bishop and Executive Director of the DMS, describing the project, anticipated Total Project Cost (TPC), method/means of funding, and requesting permission to initiate the process.
Recommendations from departments affected by the project will be submitted to the Archbishop for response. No other step is to be taken, nor is any consultant (architect, engineer, planner, interior designer, etc.) to be retained, until the Pastor has received written permission to proceed from the Archbishop.
A condition assessment for each building in the Parish/School complex performed within the past 12 months must be on file with the DFM before a response will be made.