Plans for Sanctuary and Baptistery
CHURCH RENOVATION FYI: an update to the parish including the most common questions & answers
The mural will not be destroyed. It will be intact behind the rock wall. A photograph of the mural will be made available for those who would like one.
There will be a new, larger crucifix that is proportional in size to the new rock wall.
The current carpeting in the sanctuary will be replaced with a solid surface flooring, lighter in color , edged in wood.
The carpeting in the remainder of the church will be replaced as well.
This photo of the windows in the church is merely to give an idea of what the windows might look like in our church. The transition of the colors lead you toward the sanctuary from the earth (browns, green tones) to the water (blues) and ultimately to Christ (purples with golds). Etched medallions corresponding with the Seven Sacraments (from the Old and New Testaments) will be depicted in the windows. More light will come through the windows than depicted below. The stained glass windows are already paid for by a generous family from St. Patrick Church.
All plans must first be approved by the Diocese of Peoria. No money will be spent until approval is received.