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May 26, 2004

Virtual Tour

Here are are some pictures of St. Edward Parish I took this week on a visit. I am looking forward to working here.

Posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. at May 26, 2004 10:27 PM

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You must have been there at very first light because I have never seen St. Edward's without many, many cars and people around--it's a very busy parish.

Your comment got cut off about the cross......?

Posted by: Maria Elena at May 27, 2004 9:23 AM

The pics were taken mid afternoon after the fog had burned off. You can see the sun coming through the windows from the west.

Yep, it was a quiet moment in the church. The workers had just taken down the Easter decorations. They were to wait a few days before putting up Pentecost.

Yep, I titled that picture: "The Parish does not have a crucifix!"

That is just one of the challenges I will have to face when I arrive.

Posted by: Fr. Jeffrey Keyes CPPS at May 27, 2004 10:44 AM

hi, Father Jeff,

given what I know of the cultural mix of St. Edward's parishioners, Mediterranean and from cultures colonized/evangelized from the Mediterranean, a cross with a dead Jesus rather than a risen Christ will probably be popular in the root word/best sense of popular. when the time comes.

(unlike a rich white parish close to home who hung a painting of a risen Christ in front of the large cross with a dead Jesus for the Easter season, complete with blue as an accent color to match their carpets.)

I am curious about the caption on the agony in the garden scene...where is is from?

Posted by: Maureen Lahiff at May 27, 2004 3:41 PM

The window hung in the first church (1880) behind the altar. In the new church (1958) it hangs in a side chapel.

Posted by: Fr. Jeffrey Keyes CPPS at May 27, 2004 9:02 PM