As we continue to take next steps in the parish, I'm mindful of the words of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) that I heard many years ago in the midst of a mission: "Ahead! Courage! In the spiritual life he who does not advance goes backward. It happens as with a boat which always must go ahead, If it stands still the wind will blow it back.
The words, encouraged me to continue, despite my deficiencies. You and I are the inheritors of a parish that came together around the time of the foundation of the diocese. The building that presently stands was begun in 1894 and was consecrated with great fanfare in 1896. This Victorian Gothic beauty is worth presenting to the community, worth protecting for future generations, not simply because of its architectual qualities, but principally, because of what it "speaks" for the sake of the salvation of souls.
Remember, churches were ofen built recognizing the need to catechize the faithful in an organic way. Structures can literally speak. Let's continue to dignify and beatify this inheritance that was offered as a sacrificial offering to the Glory of God by those who came before us.
What are we working on? Click the links for descriptive pages. Each page has a link to contribute directly to the project. I'll be updating the pages as I have information and photos..and time...This is typically a 2:00 AM project for me when I can't sleep. This has been a long-standing project/hope for me to be able to keep up regular communication about all the various initiatives we have been engage in to protect the inherititance that so many have sacrfificed for the generational glory of our good God.
- Fr. Capuano