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New Church Construction From Ashes to Living Stones - Rebuilding Videos

On July 1, 2012 our parish lost our church building due to an accidental fire ignited by fireworks early in the morning. As we continue to cope with that tragedy, we are also beginning an exciting new journey of building a new church.

Carving the Corpus

The corpus for the crucifix that will be placed behind the altar of our new church is being carved.

The figure is made of linden wood from the Austrian Alps. It is being carved in Ortisei, Italy at Art Studio Demetz. Ortisei is a town in the Italian Alps that has been known for its wood craving for hundreds of years. Art Studio Demetz is the largest studio specializing in religious art. The town has many carvers that have learned the tradition of carving from generations going back hundreds of years.

 

 

 

 

From Ashes to Living Stones Prayer 2

Installation of the cross, December 31, 2013

You can read about the fire and related news here, but on this page we will highlight the construction and fundraising process. We hope to celebrate in our new church by June of 2014.

 

Corpus painted

 

New Church Images and Renderings Fundraising Efforts

The St. Mary Magdalen Building Council has worked with architects and designers to create images and renderings of what the new church will look like. On Feb. 23, we updated our gallery with a new version of the images here!

The previous renderings can still be viewed here.

We have also compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the new church and the building process. Please click here to view the list in English, and here for Vietnamese.

Raised $1,591,064 towards the $1,700,000 target.
As of February 12, 2013, we have begun officially asking for donations to support our rebuilding efforts. Check back often to see our progress as we climb toward our goal of building our new church - hopefully debt free!!
At the right, you can watch the thermometer climb upward as we receive pledges and donations from parishioners and the community.
If you would like to contribute electronically to our Resurrection Fund, we accept donations online here.

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