Thursday, April 29, 2010

Front Doors: restained

Holy Family's own John Dzurilla sanded and refinished the three pairs of front doors of the Cathedral. These doors endure the punishing weather of eastern Oklahoma. The wind and rain of this time of year do them no good, but it is probably the accumulated snows of winter that do the most damage, especially at the bottom of the doors.

Below is what the doors looked like prior to the work.

(video) Renovation Update: April 2010

The bell rings again.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The 1910 Church Bell rings again

Everyone heard the sound of our church bell ringing on Easter. This bell was forged in 1910. Thanks to the generosity of some wonderful Cathedral parishioners, the bell is mounted on a new support structure.

There is a smaller hammer to ring the bell in place. There is also a chain drive to swing the bell back and forth so it can ring for as long as desired.

Monsignor Gier has a remote control so he can ring it any time he wants.