Wednesday, December 23, 2009


It's hard to believe it has been less than a year since the wrecking ball arrived on North Elm Street to begin demolition of our former church and office building. That's correct. It was December 29, 2008 when many of you lined Elm Street to watch the beginning of this journey to "MAKE A PLACE AT THE TABLE"

As the year comes to an end I thought I'd post a video from early 2009. I was a novice at blogging when all this began. In fact I didn't even know how to use the video on my camera. Guess it has to do with being in my 60s. In any case, I took a video of part of the grading and removal of trees. This first video is special because it captures one of the oaks that has been used to create the cross over our altar. Watch carefully as you can tell that trees don't always go where they should. I was standing at the Columbarium, just far enough away. The video is just over a minute, but be assured you want to watch until the end. Sorry about the quality but this was my first effort. I'm glad I took it.

I've been trying all day to post 4 more videos but have only been able to get one to download. Therefore, I'm breaking this video into 2 parts.

This is a walking tours through the church showing the status as we end the year without all the noise of the workers. It was taken on December 26th and begins at the entrance to the Day Chapel.

I have taken 3 additional videos which I hope to post later today as the second part.



  1. great blog and videos. your commentary is appreciated and your video talents have come a long way. exciting to have this available for our parish's future.