OUR WORSHIP ENVIRONMENT
In the summer of 2021, we commissioned a new baptismal font and tabernacle stand for our sanctuary, sponsored by the Altar Guild. At that time, it was determined, that with these new pieces being added, we could enhance the mosaics. We added two new mosaics to the front of the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph altars, as well as placing new mosaics on the Altar and Ambo. The existing wooden structures remain. The mosaics were shipped from Italy and arrived just in time for Easter, 2022.
The Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph were united to create a Holy Family Shrine, and the Tabernacle has been placed to the right of the sanctuary, creating a Blessed Sacrament area.
THANK YOU also to the people who sponsored the new mosaics for the sanctuary, as well as the creation of a new baptismal font and tabernacle stand. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by everyone as we come together to worship in word Word and Sacrament. Alleluia, Alleluia!!
Altar of Sacrifice – Robert & Jennifer Smallwood, Jr
Ambo – Mark & Michelle Billy
Blessed Mother Altar – Anthony & Vicki Ricci
Saint Joseph Altar – Joseph & Nancy Mosca
Blessed Sacrament Shrine – Altar Guild
Baptismal Font – Altar Guild
Risen Christ – a gift to the parish
In time for the Easter Triduum, 2023 we were not only able to install the beautiful mosaic of the Holy Spirit above the Tabernacle – sponsored by the Herrmann Family, but we were able to add a statue of Pope Pius X, the “Pope of the Eucharist” to our Blessed Sacrament Shrine.
We installed larger statues of the Blessed Mother and Child Jesus and Saint Joseph in the Holy Family Shrine area.
These new images were carved by the same company in Italy that carved, Joseph, Pius X, along with the mosaic, all come from now closed Churches in the Warren area, namely the former Saint Joseph and Saint Pius X, which merged to create Saint Pope John Paul II, which is not closed and merged into Saints Mary and Joseph in downtown Warren. Not only do these images complement our Church design, but this allows us to honor some past communities in our own diocese. There was a cost to acquire the three statues. The cost paid to the restoration company was $2,500 per statue. If anyone is interested in sponsoring these images, please contact
the parish office.
Additionally, we relocated the smaller statues of the Blessed Mother and Child Jesus and Saint Joseph to the Sacred Heart Chapel (bell tower area)
The image of Christ in repose from Good Friday, we believe came from Saints Cyril and Methodius in Youngstown, now merged into Our Lady of Sorrows. We are not seeking sponsorship since it is used just one day a year, but it is nice to have this image challenge us on that day, as well as honor another former community in our area.
The banners for Palm Sunday (which will also be used for Pentecost and Confirmation) were in memory of Anthony Sano,
a gift to the parish from his wife, Deborah.
The banners for the Easter season are in memory of Tony Peluso, a gift from his wife, Roseann and friends.
Thank you to all for these gifts to the parish and your affection for your loved ones.