From the Sexton – September 20, 2009

There are many exciting projects ongoing in our parish. This past Tuesday we had a huge crane arrive to bring me up the 215 feet so that I could do an initial inspection of our steeple cross in preparation for mounting our new cross. Our steeple looks to be in very fine shape and we will be moving forward with the preparations to replace our broken cross. Our new cross is coming along very nicely. It is cast bronze and based on the original cross design for our church from Favrot & Livaudais dated June 12 1905. Please click here to see project pictures including crane shots from  the top.

We are also continuing to repair the structural damage at the Blessed Pauline house, one of our parish properties on Constance St. On Monday of the coming week, we will begin to replace the faulty wiring in our bell tower and choir loft. Also ongoing is the scraping and painting of our first level windows.

We have such a beautiful church, and it is very exciting to be part of restoring it to its original beauty. If you would like to be a part of this exciting and enormous task, please contact me at liam@goodshepherdparishnola.com or 899-1378. And please continue to keep these projects and all of our wonderful volunteers in your prayers.

Liam Cousino, Sexton