Putting on a new coat
It’s not Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel, but it has to be done — and it’s getting done because of generosity to One Faith, One Hope, One Love.
Incarnation parish in Centerville is getting a paint job, thanks to a local rebate from the archdiocesan capital campaign.
“We’re doing the whole interior,” said Rob Theewis, plant manager for the parish. “It’s been quite a while since the last time it was painted. Our ceiling has never been done in the 14 years I’ve been here.”
Cavanaugh Painting, owned by parishioner Todd Cavanaugh, is the contractor. The project, costing about $22,000, started a couple of weeks ago. “They’ve been great about working around funerals, school, and Masses,” Mr. Theewis said. “We had a funeral today that they worked around.”
During one such break, Mr. Theewis was able to borrow contractor equipment to install replacement lights in the parking lot. It’s another improvement financed by gifts to One Faith, One Hope, One Love.
“I’m replacing 80% of the parking lot lights with LED technology,” he said. The update will bring a rebate from the utility company.
Incarnation, a parish of more than 4,000 members, also chose to spend part of its One Faith, One Hope, One Love share on updates to the audio system and replacement of TV’s in the parish center. “Our TVs are 22 years old,” Mr. Theewis said.
The repainting, meanwhile, has proceeded well despite the necessary interruptions.
“It’s going well and it should be done this week,” he said. “They have to have four pieces of equipment. There’s all the stained glass, and our ceilings are about 35 feet high and curved. It’s definitely not an easy project.”
But at Incarnation, they’re mindful of whose house it is.
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