Holy Rosary is a special place to have so many great volunteers to pitch in at short notice. Whenever something bad happens, it is an opportunity that God gives us to make something good come from it. The weeds are always intertwined with the wheat, as last Sunday’s Gospel parable explains. The clean up effort is the first example of the good that has come from this unfortunate event. The corpus on the crucifix was the only thing original to the old sanctuary, but was never proportionate for the new space. Now would be the time to change it. Holy Rosary parish is very resilient and will bounce back even stronger. That is what our Catholic faith is all about. Rising up and not letting tragedy get the best of us. The people of Holy Rosary are always in my prayers. ~Fr. Tom Kelley (former pastor of Holy Rosary)
Monday, July 21, 2008 while visitors were in our Church lighting a candle, they heard what sounded like footsteps on the ceiling. They lit their candle and walked away. They said, “Jesus must have been watching out for us, because just as we stepped out of the way, the ceiling fell on the altar.” They said they heard a “big boom” and the church immediately became consumed with dust.
No one was hurt, but they were very devastated!
Parishioners were notified, and immediately responded. Our parish is abundant with talent, and love for our Church. With the help of MANY volunteers, the Church was cleaned of debris by 10pm that same night.
The current Mass schedule remains intact.
To view slideshows of the damage, and the clean up effort, please see the links below: