CHURCH RENOVATION NOTES
Someone after Mass last Sunday was concerned about “the color they chose to paint the sculpture that surrounds the Risen Christ” on the back sanctuary wall. Please know that it WAS NOT PAINTED—it is exactly as it was. It only looks so different (it “pops”), because the wall behind it was painted white—a restoration to the original, from the yellow gold that had the effect of blending. Now we see it as originally intended. The Risen Christ is emerging from the grave that was “hewn from rock,” which explains why the textured background appears as stone, and, I would add, in a color typical of the Holy Land.