Renovation Progress

Week 1

As you know the month of May was full of planning for the move to Connor Center Cathedral Hall for the weekend Masses. We have been there a two weekend and it has been very good. The lighting, the sound, the chairs, the choir, the altar – all fit into a very welcoming temporary Cathedral in which to join in prayer!

In the Cathedral the scaffolding is being erected. The altar has been removed and stored. The sacristy is also getting a face lift!

Organ Pipes Removed for Remodeling
Altar removed for Remodeling

Week 2

As you know the month of May was full of planning for the move to Connor Center Cathedral Hall for the weekend Masses. We have been there a two weekend and it has been very good. The lighting, the sound, the chairs, the choir, the altar – all fit into a very welcoming temporary Cathedral in which to join in prayer!

In the Cathedral the scaffolding is being erected. The altar has been removed and stored. The sacristy is also getting a face lift!

Choir on platform
Congregation Sitting

Week 3

 

The month of June has had a lot of progress as we get deep into the renovations.

We moved to Connor Center for Masses, daily and weekend. Those have been great and all have helped with the transition. It has truly provided a community setting for everyone!

Now in the Cathedral, the scaffolding is up all the way – front to back. Then another layer on top to reach the ceiling. The electricians are working to understand all the new requirements for the lighting which we will have all over the Cathedral. The Bl. Stanley Rother Oratory is being prepared where the previous tabernacle was placed. Every day there is progress made to keep us reaching the goal for re-dedication!!!

Week 4

See the pictures from this week! Electricians are hard at work  finding the correct spots for the new lights and lighting programs! Archbishop Coakley and Father John came up high to see how the scaffold was going along!!! 

Week 5

This week it is happening! Sherwin Williams made the first delivery!! 40 Gallons! Repair. Patch. Scrape – maybe a little paint!

The BL. Stanley Rother Oratory is being modified to hold the Reliquary and be a prayerful area for all!

The scaffolding is to the entire east end of the altar area, the Apse.

Week 6

This week has been serious work for the electricians! They have been here matching up the renderings to the lines needed for new lighting all over the Cathedral. Plans are further developing for the BL Stanley Rother area. The painters have been up on the very top patching around the needed area so paint can be applied soon on the ceiling and the apse area and all around the top of the space! So the focus has been upstairs!

Week 7

The last couple weeks have been managed by the great electricians and painting crew! Upstairs on the top of the scaffold, they are working to install the lighting and add the murals! At the same time the sacristy has been in the process of getting a much needed face lift! New tile flooring, refinished cabinets, and paint and all will like the change!

Week 8

These past few weeks, the paint in the upper area has been completed and the scaffold is all being removed. At the same time the painters were down below on lifts repairing and preparing the walls for paint. The marble is being installed in the altar area and the sacristy is almost complete with its repairs etc. It is moving fast now!!! The re-dedication of the Cathedral and the dedication of the new altar is set for November 16, 2019 at 10 am!!!

Week 9

This week all the scaffolding was finally removed. The lighting is about all in place. And the great team of help from  various areas have continued to work so diligently!! Even stopping for a great group picture as they were working on the new altar marble!! It is just two months from now &  we will be there!!

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