CLEVELAND – Over seven years ago Our Lady of Victories Church, Cleveland, started having discussions about replacing worn out flooring and refinishing pews. The discussion was broadened to include a vision of the parish’s needs and hopes. This finally resulted in the just completed renovation of and addition to the church, which included re-staining the pews, replacing flooring, redoing all of the wall finishes, installing a new ceiling and lighting system, renewing the stations of the cross, and purchasing a new crucifix, tabernacle, St. Joseph statue, ambo and presider’s chair.
The new addition includes a spacious and welcoming narthex, two multipurpose rooms, and bathrooms. Parishioners have been very pleased with the finished project. It retains what was most liked about the church while giving it an even more sacred and grand yet intimate feeling, along with new space for fellowship.
The project was designed by JH&H Architects of Flowood and constructed by KT Builder of Greenwood. To make this dream possible, many parishioners donated their time, creativity and financial gifts, under the leadership of the OLV Renovation Committee — Brenda Aguzzi, Michael Aguzzi, Frances Janoush, Mary Helen Waller, Gloria Norquist and Ron Koehler.
Bishop Joseph Kopacz blessed the completed renovation and addition on Sunday, Feb. 7.