Another Form of Worship
It was Father Ron Raab, CSC, ’78, ’82M.Div., ’90M.A. who in 2014 first reached out to my husband, Geoffrey, a parishioner and furniture maker, and asked him to help restore Sacred Heart Church. I knew that the 100-year-old Spanish mission-style building was in disrepair. Sacred Heart, a Holy Cross parish serving a low- to middle-income congregation on the west side of Colorado Springs, was falling apart. The roof leaked, the ceiling tiles were stained, the foundation was faulty, the pews squeaked, the windows were plastic, the carpet was held together by duct tape.
Geoffrey ’00M.A. felt called to the work. His great-grandparents were church builders in the American Southwest. I knew he would do it right and create a cohesive whole, but I also had a sense of what a massive undertaking it would be.
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October 7, 2018