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St. Patrick's Church being remodeled

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - Posted 3:36:15 PM by Sharon Oncken

St. Patrick's Catholic Church has begun the exciting first phase of its renovation through the generosity of its benefactors and parishioners. The soaring ceilings of the side aisles have been repaired and restored as well as new paint on the walls and beneath the chair rails.

The sanctuary has been redone with the walls painted an Irish Cream and the ceiling a Royal Blue. Stars were added to the dome of the sanctuary along with a hand painted medallion of God the Father and the Holy Spirit over the crucifix.

To the right of the sanctuary is the shrine to Our Lady of Fatima with statues from Portugal and a hand carved Holy Spirit above the Virgin Mary from Germany. To the left of the sanctuary is the magnificent print of Michelangelo's ceiling of the Sistine Chapel 1508-1512 and his Last Judgement 1534-1541 from the Vatican. Fr. Patrick Greenough the Pastor can be seen explaining the renovations and in particular Michelangelo's work.

The church will soon be open to the public along with a book available explaining the Ceiling and the Last Judgement of the Sistine Chapel. If you can't get to Rome, come to St. Patrick's for a taste of it and spend time in prayer and meditation. It is truly a masterpiece of Art, Spirituality and Theology by arguably one of the greatest painters and sculptors in the world.