Friday, November 27, 2015

Final prep for dedication

It's been a tremendous few weeks with equally tremendous efforts by St Kateri parishioners and friends...

Gargoyles mounted and looking great...

Tiling, grading, seeding and straw all done... Pretty much a Thanksgiving miracle in my book. A truly impressive achievement up to and including Thanksgiving day by Tim Naas, Tony Cox, and many others. A few weeks ago I saw them and Dave McGuire and Adam Drone working in pouring rain to stay ahead of it. Sorry to those I didn't spot, and thanks to all!

Front door hardware is mounted and makes for a dramatic and memorable finished portal under the incredible tympanum by our sculptors Nancy and Andrea. 

Street cleaning courtesy of the Fire Dept!

The Boatistery rail isn't quite ready but the gate is here and temporarily mounted. 

Stations of the Cross donated by St Francis Xavier Parish (who also gave us these fantastic Windows) repainted by our hardworking artistic entourage and looking great. 

Lots of cleaning later, we couldn't be more excited to welcome parishioners and guests for Dedication Weekend!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Door Hardware

These are the door handles crafted by Hammersmith Studios. I really didn't know door handles could be this neat.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Baptismal Font progress

Gareth and Andi preparing the baptistery mosaic

Posts and structure are prepared for the rail. The blue is the same product as truck
bedliners, as an extra waterproofing layer.

Final placing and adjustments of the mosaic.

finishing touches pt. 1

Daprato Rigali Studios preparing the mensa for the main Altar

The nave floor is nearing completion... pews go in next week

How long since your last confession?

A/C units installed

Thursday, October 22, 2015

And more...

A better shot of the pendants...

The sanctuary floor is in except for the bottom step, though at the moment you can mostly just see dust...

We're running out of stuff to do.

Well not really. But things are starting to appear more and more finished. Like this door!

You gotta admit that's a nice door. And there's the crucifix hanging up:

And some pendant fixtures:

And the last glass is in, in the lily Windows: