Thursday, August 11, 2005

New items for the sanctuary
Throughout the year some large gifts have been given to the parish for special purposes. I indicated to a few donors that I woud direct the money toward some new items for the sanctuary. Two huge boxes arrived today containing ecclesiastical Christmas in August! We have a new (and enormous stand for the Paschal Candle), a new aspergillum ("sprinkler") and bucket for Holy Water, a new thurible (censer) with stand, a bookstand for the altar, and a new processional crucifix. It is all lovely and will certainly beautify our sanctuary. Let it not be said that we can't do nice things for Jesus!

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