Church Renovation Project Update 1/25/2013
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Baptismal Font On the Way

The baptismal font for our renovated church is on the way, a long way, actually from its original home.

The font, in Celtic design of green marble was used for many years in St. Mary's Church in Clinton, Iowa. The brick, early Gothic revival church was begun in 1884 and was demolished in 1995 when the parish was combined with several other Catholic parishes in the area. It's interesting that the demolished church was the same age as our church and without knowing the history of the font, we were able to acquire it.

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The former St. Mary's Church, Clinton, Iowa, now demolished.

 

The font is taking a rather roundabout journey, and we'll let you know when it finally arrives.

 

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