The tabernacle in church has a different look. It’s from the old convent chapel across the street and it’s only temporary!
We have the original tabernacle out for restoration. There are also two old chalices and the ciborium from the tabernacle out for restoration. These sacred vessels are sterling silver, but with gold plating that has mostly worn off. They are beautiful, but need livening up.
Here is what is being planned for the tabernacle: It will be completely disassembled and all mechanicals will be checked and repaired, if needed. All exterior pieces will then be chemically dipped to remove any oxidation and lacquer. The pieces will be polished in a combination of high polish and satin finish.
In the last week, just from verbal announcements at daily and two Sunday Masses, we’ve raised about $1,800, which is enough for the two chalices and ciborium.
The tabernacle will cost about $6,300, so if you would like to contribute, you can make a one-time donation on Faith Direct, noting that it is for the tabernacle, or you can donate with a check or cash as well, noting the same.