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.
What an amazing day. Here are some pictures from Almira Ko, parishioner and photographer.
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 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.
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.