Posted October 29, 2007

VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE THEIR WORK...AND THE PAINTING CONTRACTOR DISCOVERS MORE OF THE ORIGINAL PAINT WORK UNDER MANY LAYERS.

In the photo below, the company that is engaged for the paint restoration continued over the last several weeks to uncover more of the original painting and decoration. This research is primarily to help the architects and the Oratory Building Committee in planning the painting scheme for the renewed church.



Another view of the revealed original paint designs and decorations.



NEARLY 5,000 POUNDS OF WET...HEAVY CONCRETE IS HAULED INTO THE BUILDING..BY WHEELBARROW.

The only way to get the concrete from the truck to the sanctuary of the church is by hand. And this is what volunteers have done over the last several weeks. The footings for the new main altar and side altars are now almost done. These concrete footings are designed to support the massive weight of the new solid marble altars that will be installed later the the construction process.





SECURITY FENCING NOW COMPLETE AND INSTALLATION OF H.V.A.C. EQUIPMENT CONTINUES...

Unfortunately, copper tubing and electrical equipment provides a temptation to thieves. So it was essential to protect our HVAC equipment on the outside of the church. The fencing is 10 feet tall and should provide a strong deterrent.


ALSO GOING ON OUTSIDE...

Framing for repouring the steps from the office of the Oratory to the entrance door of the second floor Annex has been installed. Concrete will be poured in the near future.


STAINED GLASS REPAIRS ARE NOW COMPLETE.

All the windows of the Oratory had the movable sections repaired and restored and that work is now finished. This was an expensive but necessary move as the old windows were in deplorable condition.


CHOIR LOFT PILLARS NEAR COMPLETION.

The pillars of the choir loft are about to be finished. In the photo below, you can see the re-bar framing and the forms to take the concrete are almost complete. When done, the choir lot will be much more secure than before.


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