“There is a story told of Pope John the XXIII. When blueprints of a new seminary
were brought to him, he took one look and rejected them. He said, “
My seminary is for human beings, not angels.” Seems like the architects
forgot to add restrooms. Bathrooms are important.
~ Fr. Bill
Sprucing Up Our Church
You may notice a few facility projects going on.
We are sprucing up the restrooms in the church. This was the project for our 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal rebate. With the money received, we are able to redo the counter tops; get new sinks; and paint and replace some of the tilework. When a person moves into a new house, there is a house blessing with a prayer for each room. Many are a little surprised that even the bathroom gets a blessing. It goes something like, “Lord you gave us physical bodies to be the living temple of your Holy Spirit. Out of love for you, may we care for our bodies as living members of the Body of Christ.” There is a story told of Pope John the XXIII. When blueprints of a new seminary were brought to him, he took one look and rejected them. He said my seminary is for human beings, not angels. Seems like the architects forgot to add restrooms. Bathrooms are important.
The other project is adding a railing around our baptismal font. Our insurance company is requiring this. A few years ago, a visitor tripped and fell into the font. This resulted in an injury and a sizable insurance claim. We were reminded of this requirement in our last building inspection by the Archdiocese. The railing is designed to be removeable for the Easter Vigil and other times the font is used. Funding for this project comes from our capital reserve.