Happy feast of Easter! Easter is the prototype of all Christian feasts. It is such a great event that one day ofcelebration does not suffice. We needed eight days of liturgical celebrations. Yes, today we conclude theOctave of Easter.
On this 2nd Sunday of Easter, every year, we have the same gospel reading, though the other two readings vary.The gospel passage of today begins with the narration of the first appearance of the Risen Lord to his apostleson the day of Easter, it goes on then to narrate the appearance of the Risen Lord to Thomas who was absent onthe day of the Easter. The latter incident takes place on the eighth day of Easter (like today). Thus the gospeltext of today from John (20:19-31) really links the Easter Sunday to the Octave. A very apt reading indeed toconclude the Octave of Easter!READ MORE
The tile is almost done on the sanctuary. The carpeting on the stairs is almost done. The smaller side is already and it looks so nice. The lift part of the elevator was installed. The bathrooms are working with running water and a beautiful door. The stenciling is all complete with the final shell being painted under the choir loft. The Baptismal font will be placed directly underneath it. We have beautiful new lights hanging through out the church. The railing outside has been installed. The pews are getting installed but no picture. You will just have to wait on that view until the 16th. Everything is coming together. Do not forget that tomorrow is a Holy Day of Obligation in honor of our Church's namesake. Also, keep selling your raffle tickets! Have a great weekend!
The carpeting is looking good. She is working on laying carpet in the back of church going out to the landing. Sims Sounds is installing some of the sound system. The fans are installed in the confessionals. They are prepping the floor in Hansen Hall getting it ready for the carpet. We have doors on the bathrooms. They will be ready for Dec 16th.
The tile is getting installed and grouted in the sanctuary. They are almost done carpeting with one side of the church. Charlie is woodgraining the door and entrance into Hansen Hall.