We've updated the brochure for the memorials for the new church. Some items have been retired from our wish list and new memorials are presented for your consideration.
Three new windows are being designed and are offered. A rose window dedicated to theVirgin Mother of the Church, an aisle window of St. Michael the Archangel and an aisle window to be located between the St. Francis window and the St. Clare window depicting four events from the life of St. Francis, including Francis' meeting with Clare.
The original stained glass windows which you see in the church are in need of a generous donor to restore and repair them.
The Marian rose window will complement the Lamb of Victory rose window. They will be located in the north and south transepts. The St. Helena True Cross window (our original) will adorn the space over the choir loft at the west end of the narthex.
A reliquary will be fabricated containing the relics from all Holy Cross' old altar stones and encased in the mensa (top) of the new altar.
The specifications and cost of the Bronze Memorial Donor book to be kept in the church gathering space have been finalized. A donor for the cost of the book itself would be greatly appreciated. The donor's name will be inscribed in the book.
Our stone mason will send photos of the progress made on our new altar. One or more donors are still urgently needed for the main altar of sacrifice.
Meantime construction has been pretty much frozen in place. Workers await a thaw to dress the roof trusses, get some cover over the building and pour the concrete floor.