Parishioners may take possession of a church pew or pews beginning Monday, February 4th. A donation of $100 to the parish is requested. Call Eileen George in the Parish Center for availability and appointment to remove the pew which must be during business hours, Monday-Friday. If you use the services of one of the carpenters listed below, they will handle the removal and delivery of the pew for you.
- Tom Casale of Thomas Charles Cabinetry 908-309-7734
- Ralph J. Delia Jr., of Wood Grain Design LLC 732-397-1446
- Bill Black of Kudos Enterprises-732-673-9203
All are parishioners or related to parishioners. Their prices vary ($300-450) for the basic service. The basic service includes removal of the pew from the church, cutting it down to required size, removing the end panel and re-installing it on the shortened pew, and delivery to a local address. Other modifications can be discussed with the contractor and priced accordingly. Parishioners wishing to have a purchased pew cut down will deal directly with the contractor.
We have experimented with a small pew in the chapel and it fits perfectly – sorry to those who had their eyes one. Accordingly, we will be retaining the smaller pews for use in the chapel. This way we will be able to have kneelers, especially for the Latin mass and a more sacred environment for the relatively long period we will be in the chapel. If you'd like a pew act now, we cannot promise the smaller pews will be available even when construction is complete.