Monthly Archives: October 2010


More work to be done

Detail of face of Our Lady of Guadalupe tapestry.

Close up of Mary’s left eye.

Detail of Angel below our Lady of Guadalupe.

Baptistry having tiles installed.

Kathy Marshall and Cliff Yee assembling podium for Children’s liturgy of the Word. Notice storage area behind acoustical curtains.

Kathy Yee and Peggy Brice finally have an office after hours of hard work.

More Dedication Pictures

This is the view through the windows on the west side of the church. The sun was shining on and off throughout the day on Sunday as you can see in this picture taken before the dedication. This is a temporary tabernacle. The construction blog will continue to be updated for many more weeks and months as there are many things yet to come.

A view of the altar and church before the dedication on Sunday morning.

Up close view of one of the dedication crosses and candles. There are four of these crosses and candles in the church. The candles were lit during the Dedication and will only be lit on special feasts such as Christmas, Easter and the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Catholic Sentinel St. Juan Diego Church Dedication article


We have a sign… it’s official!

The sign on 178th has been installed! We’re official now.


Since we will have a tabernacle, we need a sanctuary light. This is the holder for the sanctuary/tabernacle candle. This candle will be lit for the first time when the Blessed Sacrament is placed in the tabernacle during the Dedication Mass on Sunday.

The altar has been delivered.


Our Lady of Guadalupe

The primary image of Mary in our new church will be a tapestry of Our Lady of Guadalupe, by the artist John Nava. His most famous works are the tapestries in the Los Angeles Cathedral (one image of which is St. Juan Diego; another image is of St. Bridget of Sweden). Fr. Kerns had admired a similar tapestry at the Trappist Abbey of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lafayette, Oregon, which inclined him to procure this one for our church.

A closeup of the tapestry.

Don Farnsworth putting the finishing touches on the tapestry.


Links:
John Nava’s tapesteries at the Cathedral in Los Angeles

Trappist Abbey (Our Lady’s picture is right at the top of their homepage)


5 days until the dedication!

The stations of the cross by mosaic artist Ruth Frances Greenburg are ready to be set in place.

Baptistry is ready for tiles to be applied.

The altar platform is shaping up. Notice in the background all the handrails are in place.

Kathy Yee is piously testing out the prie dieus.

Pews are being installed

The painting was completed with the dark trim.
Doors are being hung like this one to the office.
Plumbers installing the baptismal circulation system.

The ambry will be completed after the dedication, but one can see the wood template on the left that will guide the fabrication of a metal cross.
Pew being put together before installation.


The hardwood floor being installed at the altar plinth.

Handrail at the ramp next to the presider’s plinth.

Panorama of the pews set in place before they are bolted to the ground.

This stained glass window was in our cathedral before the renovation in the 1990s. Fr. George Wolf gave it to Fr. John Kerns for the new church. For now it will be in the chevron winow over the entrance.


The pews are here! The pews are here!

The truck delivered the pews on Thursday morning.

Each pew is set on the ground in its proper location. Footings will be placed on the sides and they will be fastened to the floor.

View of pews from the presider’s plinth. Notice that the altar plinth is ready for hardwood floor installation.

New Holland pew manufacturers threw in 4 prie-dieus as part of the deal.

Screens that go in front of the first pew in each section.
Pre-drilled bolt holes will hide the attachment mechanism.

Automatic door mechanism.

Machinery for automatic door.


Dedication crosses

Greg Madden, our parishioner, is fabricating the dedication crosses.

The parts for the dedication crosses.

The stand for the sanctuary lamp that Brian Jackson designed to tie in with the dedication crosses, which were designed by Ken Klos.