As you have read, an antique oak lectern is being shipped from Holland by air and should arrive soon. All of the stained glass windows have been ordered and many are finished. The dome for the spire is being clad with copper. Our antique green marble baptismal font and three marble statues for the interior of the church have been restored. Our outdoor statue of Mary is being carved.
We have begun accepting memorial donations for Hymnal bookplates. Our permanent hymnals will take their place alongside separate recyclable missalettes containing the Sunday readings.
We received our first online order today for a brick paver in the Holy Cross Prayer Garden. Reservation forms will be availabe in the Parish Office, after all the masses in the gymatorium and can even be completed and paid for online. Requested donations are $ 400 per brick. Those who have already completed pledges for a larger brick to be placed surrounding the Virgin Mary have been sent Memorial forms to complete with inscription information.
A short-list of needs for our new church has been prepared and will be available after the masses this weekend. It will also be part of a mailing to all parishioners and an insert in the Parish Bulletin at the end of the summer. This in in preparation for a final push to complete the new church and furnish it worthily for our first liturgies. Please consider a donation to the capital campaign if you have not already made one, or even an additional generous pledge if you have already completed your previous pledge(s). Several new church pews remain, along with many liturgical items in a wide range of pledge investment.