“Let the re-dedication of this sanctuary signal a new dedication of each of us and a new dedication on the part of the entire parish to the pursuit of holiness, the mission of evangelization, the ministry of hospitality, and the ministry of serving those who are in need – those in our midst and those who are beyond our boundaries,” the archbishop said in his homily at the re-dedication Mass.
Once Father Foppiano received permission to use it, it was restored and covered with gold leaf. It rests on the altar from the parish’s original 1852 church. After the old church was razed, it had served in the lower church.
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