Parish to celebrate sacred art at St. Mary

BATESVILLE – Rainbow Studios in Memphis, Tenn., began installing new windows in St. Mary’s Parish Monday, Aug. 25. Different families paid for each of the nine church windows, purchasing them in memory of family members, while a dozen or so families pooled contributions for a larger, four-panel window in the back of the church over the entrance.
Father Sam Messina, pastor, said the windows depict different events in the life of Christ such as his birth and baptism, the miracle of the loaves and fishes, the last supper, crucifixion and resurrection. The new windows also depict Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. John. The parish came up with the subjects for the windows and artist Susan Hendrix designed them. Part of the manufacturing was done in China.
The parish has plans to bless the windows and share a brunch on Sunday, Sept. 21, after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.