Happy Easter Season, keep rejoicing in the Resurrection every day!
We rejoice that the hoardings in the church came down in time for Easter and the new vestibule is complete, save a couple of small punch-list issues. The glory of the project is, of course, the wonderful new windows in the doors. They flood the entrance with natural light, but the design speaks to our history and identity as a parish and to the central activity of the church.
From left to right across the top of the windows you will see the diocesan crest of three angel’s wings, then the Josephite cross (the Josephites have pastored the parish since 1975) and then the DMJ cross (The DMJs founded the school and worked here until last year). Then another diocesan crest.
In the two central doors you will find the parish circle logo which is also a representation of us as the body of Christ. Under those two you will see a chalice with a crown of thorns around it ( like Fr Mark’s chalice) and a shell representing baptism. So our identity, history and purpose are represented and all of it joined together with a grape and grain motif. So far everyone has loved it, and I thank you for your patience with the process. We now have to finalize the new tree planters and trees in the Gathering Area and we should be finished (…for a while)!
A BIG THANK YOU to all who worked so hard to make the celebration of the Triduum and Easter Sunday so powerful.
May God bless you, your families, and the week ahead,
Fr Aidan Peter