In response to several requests over the past few years to address the aging statue of Saint Therese at the front of the church, we have been working with various artists and landscape architects to design something beautiful for so worthy a patroness. We are excited to now arrive at the final stages of this project.
The new statue will be of lasting material and artistic merit. It will be placed in a new plaza which will highlight it as a prominent reminder of our patroness and a physical aid to prayer. Lastly, we will dedicate the statue to our friend of many years, the late Dcn. Frank Cromer. The current statue will be carefully refurbished and placed in another [indoor] location on the campus.
In your pews you will find some custom envelopes in which you can place a contribution to help make the new statue and garden plaza a reality. An identical envelope should arrive in your mailbox in the coming weeks. Feel free to drop the envelope in any of our collection baskets or in the drop slot in the front office (Large/legacy donations can be discussed at the office personally). With your help, our entrance can be a beautiful, contemplative and inviting space for visitors and parishioners alike. We hope we can count on your support.