Saving Our Stained Glass
When our parish was first founded in 1923, our parishioners used the bottom floor of what is now our school building as a church for Mass. Despite the economic difficulties of the Great Depression, our parishioners raised enough money—$100,000—to erect a separate church building, which was completed and opened on Easter Sunday, March 24, 1940. Our stained glass windows, custom-designed and installed for our parish by the Rambusch Firm (the same company who designed and installed the September 11 Ground Zero memorial) were completed in 1941. Now these same windows need our help if they are going to last for the next generation of St. Paul parishioners.
Our predecessors valued their faith and parish so much that they scrimped and saved to collect $100,000 during the Great Depression—the equivalent of $1.3 million in today’s dollars. Now it’s our turn to step up to the plate.
The cost of repairing our stained glass windows so that we can leave our own legacy for the next generation is $90,000. With your help and dedication, we can repair and preserve these priceless treasures for decades to come.
Thanks to your generous donations, we exceeded our goal and were able to negotiate a contract that will provide even better protection than we originally anticipated!
We have worked with the Diocese to have the project approved and selected Lynchburg Windows for the work. We expect that work to be started February 2017.
God bless you for your stewardship!