How lovely your dwelling, O LORD of hosts!
My soul yearns and pines for the courts of the LORD.
My heart and flesh cry out for the living God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house!
They never cease to praise you. (Psalm 84)
We at Nativity of Mary are filled with deep joy as we proceed with the renovation of our Sanctuary. Starting with Fr. Steve Ulrich (2005) and carried forward through several other pastors, the updates to the Church sanctuary have been discussed by parish leadership at Nativity of Mary for over 15 years. This project has now found its way to a beautiful completion. Over the years the project started with the Crucifix, the Central placement of the Tabernacle, a new Tabernacle, and the Mary and Joseph Statues. Over the summer, a new floor was installed in the Sanctuary. The previously lowered portion was raised to make the entire floor one level. This allowed the Altar to be centered, as a reflection of the Eucharist being the "source and summit" of our Catholic faith. The lighter floor also draws the eye into the Sanctuary and reflects the heavenly nature of the Sanctuary, where heaven descends to touch earth and we encounter Christ the Lord.
As the remodeling develops, we wanted to provide information to help draw the faithful into the deep richness of symbolism in what we are doing, why it is important, and what it teaches us about our faith.
Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi.
(How we pray, How we believe, How we live)
The Renovation Process: