A Parish Treasure
I am so moved every Good Friday when I see the whole parish venerating the cross. It is such a beautiful procession of young and old, rich and poor, all bowing to venerate the image of Jesus Christ on the crucifix. Some kiss His feet or His hands. Some touch His wounds. Some gaze reverently into His eyes. All join in contemplation of the supreme sacrifice.
"We adore You O Christ and we bless You; because by Your Holy Cross You have redeemed the world!"
I am so glad I asked about our beautiful crucifix this year.
It turns out that this crucifix, which usually hangs in the school cafeteria, has an amazing history of its own. Mrs. Grace Neureuther shared the story and her photos with us. Her husband Ross handcarved this crucifix for the parish. It was blessed by Fr. Gary Bagley on December 8, 2004. Ross has passed on to his eternal reward, but his blessed memory and his beautiful handiwork live on. Thank you Ross and Grace!
|The planning stage|
|Ross with the Body of Christ|
|Ross holding the finished Crucifix|
|Dedication on the back|
|A thank you note from our School|
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