Dave Griffey's Conversion Thoughts and Crazier Things
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Why I love St. Mary Parish
Because of things like this:
I took this picture last night during the RCIA tour of the sanctuary. I'm part of the team, but we didn't have much to do since that was handled by a professional tour giver - our youth director. Some folks made their way up the winding stairs:
Stairs cool enough to deserve their own picture
To see what the choir loft looked like. It didn't disappoint. Even though I was informed there are major renovations on the horizon, everyone seemed to think it will be to preserve the wonderful architectural and traditional feel of the place. I hope Catholics know that it's the link to the past, to the ancient, that gives Catholicism one of its biggest trump cards. Churches like this one are a small part in keeping that feel alive, and go a long way toward avoiding the tendency to build parishes that appear to say 'pssst, maybe they won't think we're Catholic.' Take a look at this parish. It says 'we're Catholic' loud and clear.