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Virtual Church Tour

We have been very blessed to be able to add to the sacred art furnishing of the church over a period of years. The generosity of donors has made this possible. When we open the church on Christmas eve 2008, the church was very barren, but since then we have added permanent furnishing, stained glass windows, stations of the cross and other items.

This page is being contructed to give you a better understanding of the house of God dedicated under the patronage of Saint Clare of Assisi. 

stained glass windowsThe windows to the left of the altar represent the Five Luminous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
The windows to the right of the altar represent the Five Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
The windows leading from the nave entrance doors to the confessional and those leading from the nave entrance to the choir are all taken from the liturgical cycle of the year, highlighting some key events in the story of salvation.

altar furnishings
The altar contains relics of several saints including Saint Clare of Assis and Saint Jude.
The baptismal font has eight sides representing the eighth day, the day of eternity.
The ambo has two pillars representing the Old Testament and the New Testament with Christ the Teacher between them.

Statues
The statues were made in northern Italy.

Stations of the Cross
The stations were nearly 100 years old when we acquired them and had them restored. They are from an ethnic Polish church in Massachusetts. We had them completely restored. The original Polish inscriptions were translated into English and the original donor names were replaced by a fleur de lis.

Reredos
There are twelve pillars holding up the frame that surrounds are patron saint, Clare of Assisi and Francis of Assisi and enshrining the Tabernacle. Each pillar has the name of an apostle at the base. 

Nave
There are many items around the nave that will interest you. These include holy water stoups, consecration candles and crosses and shrines.

 

 
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