Saturday, March 10, 2018

AT SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH IN MACON I RENOVATED THE CHURCH, REMOVED THE ALTAR RAILING AND THEN RESTORED IT SEVERAL YEARS LATER!

Yes, yours truly removed the historic altar railing of St. Joseph Church in 2004! About 2014 or so, some 10 years later, yes, yours truly, restored it and much better than its original installation, no?

a montage of photos:






 

9 comments:

Rood Screen said...

Why did you remove it in the first place?

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

It was in the way and I was ticked off at the parish at the time.

Fr. Allan J. McDonald said...

They didn't know who they were dealing with, a crazy Italian.

Rood Screen said...

At least you'r not an Argentine Italian. What sorts of things would a priest be doing in a sanctuary for which an altar rail would seem to be an obstruction?

TJM said...

In other words, Father, you were acting like an arrogant liberal when you took the altar railing out!

ByzRC said...

I struggle to offer congratulations when the integrity of the original construction was compromised, per your own admission, for really no reason other than emotional reaction. Perhaps the addition of the table altar reduced available room but, I can't imagine, at the end of the day, the inconvenience was significant to the point of justifying the removal. I would be curious as to what the removal cost the parish relative to what was donated toward its restoration and fabrication of replacement gates etc. A microcosm for the era of wasting money on destruction and reconstruction. Endless fund raising, another reason why so many choose not to be part of parish.

Anonymous said...

$250,000.00. That's a quarter of a MILLION dollars.

Carol H. said...

From what I have heard, the original altar railing was crumbling and unsafe.

ByzRC said...

Carol H,

That must be itπŸ˜‚