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St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church (Gilbert, AZ) Podcasts

Apr 10, 2021

Sanctuary Renovation

Hello St. Mary Magdalene, Happy Divine Mercy Sunday! Today I'm so excited and blessed to be able to share with you the design for our sanctuary renovation! The picture will be on display at all Masses this weekend. Also, you'll hear from Geoff and Ruth Stricklin from New Jerusalem Studios who've been helping with the sanctuary design. Just to give a summary here of the main points in this video:

1. This is the fruit of our fundraising endeavors as a parish over the past 3.5 to 4 years.

2. This is fully funded and will NOT incur additional debt to St. Mary Magdalene.

3. Two campaigns and an anonymous donor have made this project possible.

4. This will enhance our current space by gifting us with some beautiful sacred art to help us further enter into the liturgy.

5. I am continuing efforts to build a parish hall and am re-evaluating our options.

6. This sanctuary project is slated to begin sometime late this summer and will take ~120 days to complete once we start.

7. As new information becomes available I'll share the details with you.

8. This project has been approved by the Diocese of Phoenix.

9. Beauty and art in the liturgy help us to encounter God more easily, just as Christ's Incarnation reveals God to us, so too does Sacred Art reveal the mysteries of our faith and of the Mass. Unfortunately YouTube wouldn't let me include the picture here so make sure you check out the Flocknote dated 4/9/21 to see the image.

God bless, Fr. Chris

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