Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Removing Aluminum over the Apse

Here is a set of photos showing the work involved in removing the old aluminum.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Busy: Inside and Out

The gray paint that dominates the entrances to the Cathedral is going away. The photo to the right shows the new yellow paint in the southeast vestibule.

Outside, a dozen men are finishing the shingles over the apse of the Cathedral. They are not using a crane to lift men and supplies to the roof. Rather, they are using an electric wench atop some scaffolding.

Photos will come as the roofer make progress.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Slow and Steady

Progress on the roof on the north side of the church is good. Most of the work is being done on the "flat" part of the roof on the transept. The roofers will begin work on the lower roof over the apse next.

Although the stencilers are gone, the interior painting crew is back. They are painting the entrances to the Cathedral and the confessionals.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Roofing the Apse

The copper shingles are 98% complete on the spires and the "flat" roof over the nave.

All that remains is the old aluminum over the apse of the church. This morning, our roofing crew built a scaffolding and pulley to haul supplies up to the roof. They haven't started removing the aluminum yet.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Complete: Stencils for Saint Mary's Altar

The walls near the Altar of Saint Mary are finished. The parish Women's Club is attending our noon Mass today and will be the first group to see the new stencils.

The painters moved their scaffolding to the walls near Saint Joseph's altar. They are doing some preparatory work today before they drive back to Salina for the weekend.

They will work Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday on these walls. Everything should be done for the Triduum.

The motif or stencil pattern has changed! The previous symbols have been altered slightly so we can add a stylized "J" for Saint Joseph - much like the motif for Saint Mary was changed to make room for her "AM" for Ave Maria.

I will post the updated motif on Friday.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

80% Complete: Ave Maria stencils

The painters made a lot of progress today. Click on any photo for a larger version.