This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lenten Adventure

The parishioners of St. Augustine got a shock when they entered the church today. There was something extra in the pews.
It should not have been a complete surprise. The parish has been raising money to have plaster repaired and to have the entire interior repainted. The scaffolding is preparation for repainting.
Below is the view from the choir loft. Not all the scaffolding is up. It should be awesome to see when it is.
The scaffolding has interlocking ends for stability.
Until the painting is done and the scaffolding is removed, the parish will have Mass in the basement. Lent is a good time to do this because the Catholic Church does not do weddings during Lent. I guess they have to hope people do not die, because funerals may be a problem. The entire project should be done before Easter. The parish did have the option of having the scaffolding removed each weekend, but that would have added quite a bit to the costs of the repainting.


Anonymous said...

I regret that we did not visit your church when we lived in Rensselaer. It is beautiful. What is the seating capacity? Please be sure to post the after pictures.

Anonymous said...

There is seating for 600 and yes it is a beautiful church.

Anonymous said...

Nice Pics of "The Holy Rail."