Friday, August 28, 2015
SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH'S 10 YEAR OLD FREE-STANDING ALTAR FINALLY GETS A SAINT'S RELIC, A FIRST CLASS RELIC OF SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER, CONFESSOR
However, our new altar, when it was installed in 2006 did not have a place to place the relic. So I've kept it in the sacristy for all these years until I had a brainstorm to ask one of my parishioners, Jim Fontenot to make a marble casing for it that we would then attach to altar.
He did a wonderful job in making the circular marble casing to match the marble of the altar and we placed the first class relic of St. Francis Xavier, SJ, Confessor, into it and the casing was cemented to the back side of the altar.
Since our church was built by the Jesuits, I think it is wonderful that we have a first class relic now on our altar of a Jesuit saint and confessor.