So when I went in search of a new location I was determined to find a building with the same sort of feel, a building with history like all the items it will be filled with, a building with SOUL like all the wonderful people who will enter it.
I looked at farms, no luck. I looked at big steel pull building...no heart. I looked at reception halls and event locations...no history. I was not finding the SOUL in any of these places. Then it dawned on me! The Church I grew up in, St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Oak St. Had been put up for sale sitting empty after a new Church was built across town, and I knew it had A LOT of space! So I checked off everything on my list one by one;
It had History, it was built in 1907! It had heart, My family members had all been married there. I was baptized there. Had my first communion, and gave my grandmother's eulogy there. Listened to my mother's voice ring through the sanctuary on Sunday mornings. I had memories here that I could share with others. So it did indeed have SOUL, it is after all a Church! After running it past Hollie, we agreed it would make a great home this season!
|621 Oak Street|
|a view from the altar.|
|I love these windows.|
|My baptism with Fr. O' Donovan|
|My First Communion|
|We, Hollie and I, will be waiting to greet you again!|
PS As a gift to you I am giving away a St. Joseph's Centennial Cookbook! It is an amazing cookbook from some wonderful people who have put much heart into it! And some history too! retails for $25.00.
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