November 24, 2015
It is with great gratitude that I announce that Nativity parishioners John and Catherine Michel have donated two new statues for the Heritage Room, located at the northeast corner of the church. A statue of St. John Vianney, patron of parish priests, has been placed in the small alcove immediately to the right side of the Heritage room as you enter (left side in the photos below). St. Paul, patron of our Archdiocese, is in the left alcove as you enter the room (right side below). The statues were both hand-carved and hand-tinted in Northern Italy from wood, St. John from the Conrad Moroder Statuary Studio and St. Paul from the Pema Studio.
As you may know, the Michels were also responsible for the donation that made the Heritage Room possible, as well as other artistic and architectural contributions to our parish, including the stone monument signs for the parish and the school. Thank you, John and Catherine, for your gracious gifts and may God bless you for your continued generosity!
This article appeared in the November 8, 2015 edition of the parish bulletin.