MARCH 17, 2019
2nd Sunday in Lent
“This is my chosen Son; Listen to Him.”
New Stations of the Cross Display
As you come into church through the main doors, you will now notice a new addition to our narthex area: A beautiful Stations of the Cross display.
This was designed, built, and installed by Dave Malecha (brother of Adeline Malecha).
Here is a short history of these particular Stations, written by Betty Vosejpka:
“In 1912 when Immaculate Conception school was opened, three Sisters of the School Sisters of Notre Dame from the Mankato Province were the first teachers. These Stations of the Cross were originally in the chapel in the school. In 1959 when the convent was built and eight Sisters moved into it, these stations were put in the chapel there. The convent was remodeled in 2003 after the last of the School Sisters of Notre Dame left. The chapel was designated as a meeting room and the Stations were taken down and put into storage.”
For some time, Adeline had been thinking about what we could do with these old stations, and finally we decided it would be wonderful to be able to display them again. I’m grateful for Adeline’s idea of creating a display case to put them in.
I hope you enjoy the new display, and perhaps it will even bring back a few memories for some of you who may have seen these stations hanging in the old school chapel or in the nuns’ convent chapel.
You are in my daily prayers.
God bless you,
Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke