Sunday, August 31, 2008

St. Sebastion, Bismark

I think that little "outcrop", if you will, is really interesting. I think, too, that the paint really has two sides to it...One, up close...the paint looks terrible, and you almost long to see the actual stone...but from a distance, in combination with the copper spire, it is just stunning.

Closed Parish. Really a shame. It's also only a short drive away from me. I may have to to take visit to it tomorrow, as i have the day

As you can see, I am back to posting after a bit of a break. I have much in store!

BTW, Photos courtesy: Ben Russell

St. Joseph, Plymouth

I'll just keep my mouth shut

Photos courtesy: Ben Russell

St. Mary Norwalk

The windows in the tower.

Immaculate Conception, Old South End

The two confessionals are another part of Joseph Huber's overall design.
They match the seating in the sanctuary. Huber thought of everything.

Immaculate Conception, Old South End

I haven't posted these in quite a while. They give a more general view of the damage.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

St. Martin de Porres

Immaculate Conception, Old South End

Before the fire.
Was it a good design? Yes. A great design? No.
Do I wish a lot of the artwork could have been saved for use elsewhere? Absolutely.
Do I think the fire was a blessing in disguise since it paved the way for a truly great design? Frankly, yes. It also saved us the cost of heating that extra twenty feet of height.

Monday, August 25, 2008

St. Augustine, Napoleon

Finally, an interior picture.
Very good. Victorian without being fussy or overdecorated. The high altar is excellent and I love that chair.
Photo by Sean Lyons of Roamin' Catholics.

Immaculate Conception, Deshler

It may be a bit out of character, but I like A-frames.
Photos by Sean Lyons of Roamin' Catholics.

St. Patrick, Bascom

The middle of the window is the Descent of the Holy Spirit.

Top of the window is the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the middle is the Presentation in the Temple. (I think the west windows show the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary and the east windows show the Glorious Mysteries.)

Mass Times

Illustration from 1931 Diocesan Yearbook, farmer helps city folk on their way to church.

(Or, could be the Seneca County church tour.)

St. Mary, Sandusky - 1930

St. Mary's Parish in Sandusky celebrates three jubilees on September 15, 1930: 75th anniversary of the establishment of the parish, 50th annivesary of the dedication of the church, and the 25th anniversary of the ordination of the pastor, Rev. William C. Zierolf.
(from the 1931 Diocesan Yearbook)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

St. Joseph, Green Springs

St. Joseph parish in Green Springs functioned mostly as a mission of parishes in neighboring towns, beginning in 1854. In 1872, the church pictured above was built. Gradually, parish families moved away from Green Springs in search of employment opportunities, and the mission was closed in 1915.

Currently, Green Springs is home to a Catholic long-term care hospital, St. Francis Health Care Centre:

St. Hedwig School

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Father Speier of St. Anthony's Milan and St. Mary's Norwalk was just recently made Dean of the St. John Neumann Deanery! Congratulations to him and to the others in the diocese who have now earn the title of dean in their respected dioceses.