Dedication of St. Jude's Catholic Church - Mansfield
Dedication of St. Jude's Catholic Church will take place on November 24, 2013 at 2:00pm. Father Foley has traveled around the world, saving artifacts from churches that are no longer in use, to utilize in the new St. Jude’s Catholic church. The Baptistry stained glass window is 163 years old, created by a master stain glass artist in England, three window panels were found in a church in Boston, 6 stained glass windows were found in a church in Minneapolis along with four stained glass angel windows. The 14 “Stations of the Cross” came from a church in Milwaukee. The white marble pulpit and the two lecterns, as well as the baptism font were commissioned and hand carved out of white marble by an artisan in Vietnam. An antique painting of
The Virgin Mary was found in Mexico City in Guadalupe Basilica. It will adorn the entrance to the church. All these artifacts will become part of the new St. Jude’s Catholic church in Mansfield.
The crown jewel of new St. Jude’s Catholic church will be Michelangelo’s Saint Peters “Pieta”, cast from the ONLY authorized mold of Michelangelo’s original “Pieta”, from the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Vatican City. Michelangelo created many of his works for the Vatican, including the breathtaking frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and the original “Pieta”. Of all his sculptures, the “Pieta” is the only one he ever signed…..as the consummate expression of his artistic abilities and the embodiment of the Divine inspiration that guided his work. One of the greatest sculptures ever created, it stands as a timeless icon for the Christian faith, bringing inspiration to the millions who visit St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, each year. This “Pieta”, cast from the only authorized mold of the original “Pieta”, was cast in white Carrera marble and it will adorn the entrance to the new St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Mansfield, as its centerpiece. It is the ONLY one of its kind in the United States. (The “Pieta” weighs 800 pounds, is 7 ½ feet high, 6 feet wide and 3 ½ feet deep.) We hope you will join us at this dedication ceremony for St. Jude's Catholic Church.