Posts from July 2013
- Baltic, Connecticut Church Gets a Major Altar-ation - July 31st, 2013
By Ted Mann
The Day of New London
Sprague — Frank Caron stood near the sanctuary of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church last Tuesday afternoon. The pounding of hammers was deafening, th...
- St. Anne stained glass to be sold off - July 31st, 2013
St. Anne stained glass to be sold off
By Shawn Boburg
LAWRENCE – Even before yesterday, the interior of the century-old St. Anne Church didn’t see much light, only sprinkles of color f...
- Far away, treasures of faith resurrected - July 31st, 2013
Far away, treasures of faith resurrected
By Dennis Shaughnessey
LOWELL – A glimpse through the glass doors at the Sacred Heart Church on Moore Street reveals and empty sanctuary, several bro...
- St. Stephen church to be razed - July 31st, 2013
St. Stephen church to be razed
Former parish site will serve spiritual, educational and social needs of neighborhood
SOUTH BEND – The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has announced that St. ...
- Trucks haul off church memories - July 31st, 2013
Trucks haul off church memories
By Steve Barnes
WATERVLIET — As twilight settled on Saturday night, workers from an Atlanta religious artifacts company trundled a pair of life-size statues f...
- Historic bells to ring in new church - July 31st, 2013
Historic bells to ring in new church
By Joanne Glamm
A crane lifts more than a ton of century-old metal away from a brick enclosure, lowering the historic sound maker to the ground.
The process i...
- A Generous Gift - July 31st, 2013
A Generous Gift
Submitted by Fr. Eugene Harrison
Fr. Richard Thibodeau, pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish, was pleased to receive and bless a new, uniquely designed baptismal font in St. Mary’s...
- Saint Aloysius Parish...reborn! - July 31st, 2013
Saint Aloysius Parish…reborn!
By Hugh McNichol
Part of Gray's Ferry in Dixie!
Growing up in Gray’s Ferry had its great spiritual benefits. Living within a cluster of 3 parishes, all within wa...
- 'A dream come true' - July 31st, 2013
'A dream come true'
By Gretchen R. Crowe
Day turned into night as parishioners of St. Theresa Parish in Ashburn celebrated the dedication of their new spiritual home last week.
Gathered around ...
- Window to the soul - July 30th, 2013
- Rescuing, Restoring, Recirculating - July 30th, 2013
Resucing, Restoring, Recirculating
ATLANTA – Rick Lair is a man on a mission. He drives 100,000 miles a year, buying, selling and delivering religious artifacts, in his quest to make sure the...
- St. Benedict's Gives Church Fresh Anniversary Look - July 30th, 2013
St. Benedict's Gives Church Fresh Anniversary Look
By Stephen O'Kane
JOHNS CREEK – It was only four months ago that the interior of St. Benedict Church did not look much like a sanctuary at ...
- Saints of the Americas Celebrated in Peoria - July 30th, 2013
Saints of the Americas Celebrated in Peoria
By Jack Wintz, O. F. M.
About a year ago, Sacred Heart Church in downtown Peoria, Illinois, reopened its doors after an 11-month renovation that drama...
- A church is reborn in Peoria - July 29th, 2013
A church is reborn in Peoria
By Toni Cashnelli
The view from the choir loft at the renovated Sacred Heart Church.
Photo by Rick Lair
The goal of the renovation of Sacred Heart was a simple one...
- New baptismal font dedicated at St. Mary's Assumption - July 29th, 2013
New baptismal font dedicated at St. Mary’s Assumption
By Beth Donze
On Dec. 2, Redemptorist Father Richard Thibodeau, pastor of St. Mary’s Assumption Church, blessed a new baptismal fo...
- Artifacts from St. John Cantius in Northampton serving new purpo - July 29th, 2013
Artifacts from St. John Cantius in Northampton serving new purposes
By Chad Cain
NORTHAMPTON - St. John Cantius parish may have closed more than two years ago, but its spirit lives on via religiou...
- Glorious renewal of God's house - July 29th, 2013
Glorious renewal of God's house
By Ann Carey
After decades of sparseness, new church construction and renovations reconnect with symbols and styles of the past
When the Second Vatican Council clo...
- Disposing of Catholic Sacred Articles on Ebay - July 29th, 2013
Dispoing of Catholic Sacred Articles on Ebay
By Hugh McNichol
As a Catholic Church, we need to be quite sensitive about the disposition of sacred articles that are no longer being used in our pa...
- Annunciation Parish transforms school into church - July 24th, 2013
Annunciation Parish transforms school into church
By Terry Dickson
KILN – From the outside, Annunciation School resembles your typical school building.
However, take one step inside and y...
- St. Joseph in Charleston prepares for renovation of Pews - July 24th, 2013
St. Joseph in Charleston Prepares for Renovation of Pews
By Amy Wise Taylor - The Catholic Miscellany
Charleston - St. Joseph Church will begin some long-planned interior renovations in July.
- Diocesan feast day chosen - July 24th, 2013
Diocesan feast day chosen
By Dan McWilliams
Visitors to the Chancery office in Knoxville now have a tangible reminder of the newly designated diocesan feast day.
Workers in late August installe...
- Building a church ... lets buy back our Catholic heritage! - July 24th, 2013
Building a church ... lets buy back our Catholic heritage!
A marble Angel of the Lord (1 of 2 angels)salvaged from the former Saint Aloysius Church in Philadelphia, being held hostage by King Ric...
- Catholic treasures ... returned to Catholic Churches! - July 24th, 2013
Catholic treasures ... returned to Catholic Churches!
As a Catholic Church, we need to be quite sensitive about the disposition of sacred articles that are no longer being used in our parishes. A...
- New altar arrives from overseas - July 24th, 2013
New altar arrives from overseas
By Jerry Buxton
Sewerd -- The waiting was over at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Father Rene Guesnier expected the new altar for St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church to arrive a...
- Stained glass - July 23rd, 2013
Stained glass "a way of sharing the faith"
By Leslie Renken
No one knows who made the first stained glass windows. Some of the earliest examples date to the first century, A.D.
And while the mate...
- Recycled church artifacts become financial blessing - July 23rd, 2013
Recycled church artifacts become financial blessing
By Richard Robbins
Looking for a new processional cross for the chapel at the Geibel Junior-Senior High School, the Rev. Bob Lubic discovered a ...
- All Souls Dedicates New Church - July 23rd, 2013
All Souls Dedicates New Church
By Betty Ann Weber
Sanford's All Souls Church was 121 years in the making. On August 15th, parishioners honored that past and celebrated their future by dedicated a ...
- When Churches Close - July 23rd, 2013
When Churches Close
By Joseph Pronechan
ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- When some churches were closed and their interiors sold, confessionals with donor plaques still on them turned up as telephone booths in ...
- As City Parishes Close, Their Artifacts Find new Life in the Sub - July 23rd, 2013
As City Parishes Close, Their Artifacts Find New Life in the Suburbs
By Michael Alison Chandler
For the first 20 years of his life, The Rev. William P. Saunders recited the Lord’s Prayer in ...
- The Altar Guild Demystified - July 19th, 2013
Hōkū Mākoi:The Epiphany Star
By Sharon Muramaru
During this past year, I have been researching the background of a certain historical artifact that the Epiphany Altar Guild has maintained since 1...
- Closed church provides historic stained glass window to Sacred H - July 19th, 2013
- Parishioner fundraisers help pay for upgrades, renovations - July 18th, 2013
Claire Pilon - Canada
Parishioners of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Chelmsford gathered on the weekend to celebrate the dedication of the end of renovations and restoration to the interior of...
- Need a griffin? - July 16th, 2013
By Mary Daniels
As an environmental contractor who does asbestos and lead paint removal for demolition cmopanies, Rick Lair came across countless architectural artifacts--from griffins and North ...
- Niche Market Success - July 12th, 2013
Brookhaven BuzzAtlanta, GA
Rick Lair, owner of King Richard’s Religious Artifacts, is a man on a mission. He drives 100,000 miles a year buying, selling and delivering religious ar...
- Church artifacts migrate - July 12th, 2013
Church artifacts migrate
By The Washington Times Sunday - June 11,2006
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The altar was old. It was ornate. And it was on the gambling floor of the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. T...
- Glorious Renewal of God's House - July 12th, 2013
Glorious renewal of God’s House
After decades of sparseness, new church construction and renovations reconnect with symbols and styles of the past.
By Ann Carey - Huntington, Indiana
- Crews salvage Windows to History - July 11th, 2013
By Terry Wilson - Chicago, IL
Tribune Staff Writer
Inside the hull of a North Side church that looked as if it had been ground zero for a fairly large bomb, a small crew of workers chiseled stone ...
- Saving Another Historic Theater - July 10th, 2013
King Richard's, LTD., a Chicago-based architectural salvage firm, continues its efforts to rescue valuable artifacts from the wrecking ball. In a recent one-week span, the NADC member completed three ...
- New life is found for Catholic church artifacts - July 10th, 2013
By Craig Smith, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEWMonday, December 5, 2011
As a seminarian, the Rev. Joseph McCaffrey knelt before a tabernacle in the chapel at Mercy Hospital, where his mother was being tr...
- As old city churches close, fixtures and sacred artifacts dis - July 10th, 2013
By Cara Anna, Associated Press Writer
ALBANY, N.Y. —
The altar was old. It was ornate. And it was on the gambling floor of the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas.
James Lang was startled when h...