I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Lord. May the joy of this most holy season fill the hearts of all families this time of year!
After many weeks of work, prayers, and Sunday Mass in the day chapel, the sanctuary renewal is finally complete! As the final elements came together last week, I found our new place for Jesus to be quite lovely. I could only think of the 84th psalm, which begins: "How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord [...]
The sanctuary renewal has been completed. "Before" & "After" Volunteers have finished setting up for Christmas. Oh what a beautiful sight! Our first event was the Festival Of Carols on Friday, December 19th, followed by Mass over the weekend. How glorious that we will celebrate our Lord’s birthday in our Renewed [...]
12/9/2014 We are getting so close! Less than 2 weeks to go! The sanctuary painting is almost done. Our new crucifix is in [...]
If you have not seen the progress of the Sanctuary Renewal, you are in for a surprise! The Sanctuary has been taken all the way to the dirt ground underneath, and is rising again! Thanks to a little invasion from "wood-hungry" pests, the platform had to be rebuilt. It came as quite a surprise to find we [...]
What a busy week we have had! The Risen Lord statue has been raised in a new place of honor! What a reassuring sight: to see the expression of love, with arms reaching out, reminding us all that He is awaiting us inside, as all are welcome in His house! A reminder! Masses will be celebrated in the day chapel, overflow into the gathering [...]
Monday, 9/15/2014 was a busy day, as we kicked off the sanctuary renewal! By Monday afternoon, the tile had been lifted, and the Risen Lord had been lowered, carefully awaiting the new home. Check out the progress! Thank you Lee, for the pictures!
I cannot think of a better way to begin construction of the sanctuary renewal than with the feast of the Triumph of the Cross. I was quite moved last week when I realized that God had planned the beginning of our construction to coincide with this great feast! As we move the statue of the [...]
We had a meeting today with the Archdiocese and the contractors and it went very well. We will be beginning construction on Monday, September 15, and it is expected to last no more than two months (though with construction, of course, anything can happen!) During the time of construction the main church will be closed [...]
God is so good to us and St. Pius X is busy praying on our behalf for this parish renewal. Late last week, I received a letter from the Archbishop congratulating us on our speedy fundraising for the sanctuary project, and giving us permission to begin construction. His letter was even dated August 21, 2014, [...]