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Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Posted by Dolores Burroughs on 6/28/17

Saints Peter and Paul Apostles Solemnity - June 29th

 During the building phase of our new church and the selection and placement of the stained glass panels, it was obvious that St. Peter and St. Paul should have the honor of being closest to the Tabernacle and the Blessed ... Read More »

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Posted by Dolores Burroughs on 6/23/17

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (Solemnity) June 23rd ENTRANCE: The designs of his Heart are from age to age,  to rescue their souls from death, and  to keep them alive in famine. Psalms 33

    

  Holy Spirit Catholic Church Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus ... Read More »

Holy Spirit Window

Posted by Dolores Burroughs on 6/02/17

Holy Spirit – Stained Glass Window         “High above the altar in the east window of the clerestory is the Holy Spirit, one of Three persons in one God. The morning sun shines through this window to fill the center aisle with rays of yellow and ... Read More »

A Tale of Two Bells

Posted by Dolores Burroughs on 5/26/17

A Tale of Two Bells   The Bells  Cast Iron Bell - 1869 St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church                              100 Foot Campanile - 2009 Tuscaloosa, Alabama                                                       Holy Spirit Church                          Presently – Near Covered Driveway                Digital chimes announce the hour throughout the day

This picture depicts a common scene at ... Read More »

Saint Anthony of Padua

Posted by Dolores Burroughs on 5/18/17

 

Saint Anthony of Padua was a unanimous choice of the Building Committee to be the fourth saint honored in our church. Saint Anthony, born Fernando Martins de Bulhões, was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. Noted by his contemporaries for his forceful preaching, ... Read More »

The Good Shepherd

Posted by Dolores Burroughs on 4/28/17

The Building Committee, wanting to express a Biblical Theme in all the stained glass chosen for the church, selected the image of the Good Shepherd to be one of the dominant pieces of artwork in Holy Spirit Church. The Clerestory provides light to the inner space of the nave ... Read More »

Divine Mercy Shrine

Posted by Dolores Burroughs on 4/21/17

Divine Mercy Shrine  

  Jesus, I trust in you.

 

On February 22, 1931, Jesus appeared to St. Maria Faustina with rays radiating from His heart and said:

 Paint an image according to the pattern you see, with the signature: Jesus I trust in You.  I desire that ... Read More »

Holy Week Art

Posted by Dolores Burroughs on 4/11/17

Holy Spirit Stained Glass Artwork featured during Holy Week     Entry into Jerusalem - In Memory of Homer R. Jolley by Mary A. Jolley, featured on page 3 - Window Panel in south wall of nave   Agony in the Garden - In thanks and praise by Mr. ... Read More »

We Remember Good Friday

Posted by Dolores Burroughs on 4/11/17

  We remember Good Friday

 

In March of 2009, we saw our monumental task of building a new church gently fall into place through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Our well-scheduled plans begin to come together on Wednesday of Holy Week with the arrival of the life-sized ... Read More »

Sixth Station - Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

Posted by Dolores Burroughs on 4/06/17

Sixth Station Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus   Brave but trembling came the woman, None but she would flaunt the Roman, Moved by love beyond her fear.                                                                        Stations of the Cross –                                                                       commissioned for the original church building.                                                                                 Artist Frank Engle                                                                                            ... Read More »