Posted March 25, 2008

DECORATION AND PAINTING IS TRANSFORMING THE ORATORY INTO THE CHURCH WE PRAYED (AND HOPED...) FOR.

In the photo below you can see the striking colors on the ceiling and partial painting on the columns of the church. The beautiful gold-leafing on the capitals of the columns is extraordinary. The paint choices are muted and give the church a rich European appearance. In our opinion this is much, much more exciting than we ever supposed it would be. In the second photo below you will see an isolated column with more detail on the gold-leafed capital.

This photo shows the rich, creamy color scheme selected by your building committee. These colors will be repeated throughout the church as painting continues.

This photo gives you a good looks at the transformed coffered ceiling and the comfortable "peachy" accent color on the east wall. Very, very nice...and perfect for our restored Oratory building.




Posted March 25, 2008

SCAFFOLDING HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE CENTRAL NAVE AND OVER TO THE TWO SIDES OF THE CHURCH, WHERE PAINTING CONTINUES.

Through the re-arranged scaffolding, you can see the repaired semi-circular wall that will be behind the gospel-side altar. Volunteers pulled the old plaster off the walls and installed new screen. The painting contractor re-plastered the walls for the side altars and it is now ready for painting.

The current rumor is that the painting will be far enough along in about two weeks to begin the assembly of the the main and side altars. That's a big job that will last until late spring.


Posted March 28, 2008

PEWS AND COMMUNION RAIL NOW IN PROCESS

About two weeks ago, building committee members, Don Deister and Joe Farris, loaded up the communion rail we inherited from the Boston Archdiocese onto a trailer and drove it up to Nebraska. On the first photo, you'll see an inset that shows a section of the rail. The company that will be refinishing and repairing the communion rail is also building the new church pews. In the second photo below, you'll see some of the heavy-duty woodworking equipment at this company. The pews are in process of being built, and according to the current schedule, will be complete sometime this summer.


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