LINCOLN (SNR) – The PCCW of the Cathedral of the Risen Christ Parish in Lincoln will host its third annual garage sale June 5-7, with proceeds to go toward repair of the stained-glass windows in the church.
A story in the Nov. 15, 2013 Southern Nebraska Register (PDF here) announced the beginning of the Cathedral project to repair its windows, starting with those that stand 30 feet tall at the main entrance. The Cathedral was constructed 50 years ago, and in that time, fluctuating heat and cold loosened joints and allowed some of the windows to shift.
Furthermore, as the Register reported in November, the protective layer of Plexiglass that was installed outside each window decades ago had “yellowed and darkened to the point of obscuring the beauty of the glass artwork.”
Architectural Glassarts in Lincoln has been performing the repair work in the church and the exterior windows were completed before Christmas.
To date, of the remaining 65 windows, four have been completed. The restoration of the fifth and sixth windows is currently underway, and their completion is expected soon.
The windows being repaired include not only the 45 that rector Msgr. Robert Tucker said “tell the story of faith” through images of Christ’s ministry and Resurrection, but also those throughout the church – in the sacristy, the Bishops’ Chapel, and more.
Twenty-five donors have sponsored individual windows, and parish groups like the PCCW have pitched in, as well. Proceeds from the June 5-7 garage sale will go toward the restoration of the “Women going to the tomb” window.
The sale will be held in the school gymnasium at 37th and High streets Thursday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, June 7, from 8 a.m. to noon. A bake sale will also be held.