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Pastor's Message - Our New Baptismal Font

Jul 6, 2018

Saint Francis of Assisi Church

Pastor's Message

July 6, 2018

The Parish Pastoral and Finance Councils and the Parish Liturgy Committee together with your Pastor make the following announcement.

On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of Saint Francis of Assisi Church, we now begin our second project to improve our Church -- a permanent Baptismal Font.  This follows the successful completion of the Church kneeler restoration.

The absence of a Baptismal Font in Church was discussed at Council and Committee meetings for the past two years.  At their suggestion, a working team began to research, to design, and to plan in collaboration with the Diocese.

With lengthy discussions and consultation, the Pastor presented a proposal to the Bishop for approval.  Implementation of the final approved proposal begins now.

  1. The relocation of the Cantor Lectern to a space adjacent to the organ, which provides better communication between the Organist and Cantor.
  2. The purchase and installation of a new permanent Baptismal Font on the Church floor at the base of the Sanctuary steps.

The Matthew F. Sheehan Company of Boston will design and custom built the FONT at a cost of $9,500.  Ellison General Contractor, Inc. of Englewood will do the site preparation at a cost of $6,000.  Some other minor expenses are expected.

To day, Mr. and Mrs. Walter LeVasseur presented a Memorial Gift for the Font in the amount of $5,000 and the Knights of Columbus also presented a Memorial Gift of $5,000.  An invitation is extended for additional Memorial Gifts for this effort for $1,000 or more.  If you are interested, please contact the Pastor.

A special note of gratitude goes to the working team for their time and talent and to our Bishop for his approval.  Thank you to all our Parishioners for all your generous support as we make needed improvements during our Parish Anniversary Year.

Sincerely in the Lord,

Father Richard York, Pastor

Robert Clark, Parish Business Manager

Nadine Goodrich, Director of Liturgy and Choir

Bob Barrett, Chair, Parish Pastoral Council

Vern Spiker, Chair, Parish Finance Council





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