Friday, February 13, 2015

Ah, capella

The February 1, 2015 column by our Pastor Parish Administrator brings news of a couple more small steps.
"On Fridays in Lent, the parish will offer the Stations of the Cross. This beautiful devotion is conveniently scheduled at 7:00 p.m., right after our excellent Fish Fry. In order to do this devotion, we needed to move the Stations into the Church (they had previously been in the chapel.)...
As you might expect, this being a modern adoration chapel, the stations were a few feet apart. It was almost as if this devotion was an afterthought, or even that someone wanted to discourage it.

Even more surprising...

"Since the stations are moving out of the Chapel, we also thought it might be a good time to try something new in that space. So, you can expect a slightly different look. The walls will be patched and painted, and the furniture that is already there will be rearranged."
Could this mean rearranged so that the seating will be perpendicular to the long axis of the room, with the altar at what would have been regarded as the front of the room? That's how it was portrayed on the architectural drawings that induced me to contribute to the capital campaign that included building it. I was a bit chagrined when the room as built had the altar on one side of the room, with the seating then facing that side. By chagrined I mean this was a factor in my discontinuing pledging to church fund appeals. I don't mean stopped giving, just stopped pledging. Fool me once, etc..

Perhaps these changes will be steps toward de-chagrining.


  1. I am hopeful one day I will obtain the state of de-chagrinness.

  2. Awesome news! BTW, how is the attempt to introduce adoration going? And as an aside you might want to take a look at this and pass it on to Fr. Esch: