Bishop's Blog / Pictures Continue to tell the story

By Joseph Strickland
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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As you can see the Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul continues to take shape. The beautiful blue sky in these pictures is a wonderful backdrop for the pictures. I'm sure the workers are glad to see it and be able to work in some warmer temperatures. The forecasters tell us that tomorrow February 9, we are likely to get more snow and have the temperatures drop into the teens again.

If you look closely at the picture below you can see the roofline taking shape over what will be the choir area to the congregations right of the main altar. We are hoping for bids from various stained glass companies in mid-February. There is still a lot to develop regarding the stained glass but we are making progress.

We are also hoping to receive plans for the altar, ambo, baptismal font and tabernacle throne in the next few days. I'll do my best to keep you posted.

Joseph Strickland

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland was named the fourth bishop of Tyler in September of 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Prior to being named bishop, he served a number of roles in the diocese, including vicar general, judicial vicar, and pastor of the Cathedral parish. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1985.
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