A New Beginning for St. Anthony
After being closed for 4 years, 2006-2010, St. Anthony opened again on the 1st. Advent in 2010. The Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ took charge of this new project. We praise God for giving us the Grace! We are forever grateful to all dedicated volunteers and generous contractors who did all the repairs, renovations, and innovations! The opening of the Clothes and Food Pantry in 2011 has developed into the best outreach for the poor in this area ever. We are providing basic necessities of clothes, food, hygienes, including furniture, kitchenware, and household items. Since the opening, it has reached over 10,000 people.
St. Anthony is dedicated to all people who seek a loving God. The Loving Spirit of Saints: Anthony, Clare, and Francis are alive!
The list shows the repairs, renovations, and innovations since 2010. Many projects have been done since then, the new Grotto dedicated our Lady of Lourdes, the total overhaul of the Clothes and Food Pantry, roof repairs, etc. etc.
Below are only some pictures showing of the many repairs and renovations that have been done since 2010.
PS: The first few pictures are not so good in quality. I took pictures of the pictures from the old Nokia phone in 2010. We could not find a transmitter to download the first set of pictures. The rest of the pictures are good!
Below's page "Church" of first 3 years repairs and renovations, followed by the ongoing work with pictures! And then over the years so much more was done!
Below the interior of the church as it was changed in the 1970s. We changed the interior entirely back to its original beauty, including a lot of sweat and prayers.
The Detroit Muscle Crew II from Mitch Albom's "Hole in the Roof Foundation" replaced 18 windows that were over a hundred years old, and repairs on several doors.
We are so blessed and forever grateful!!
Thank you guys for your hard work!!
Thank you Mitch and Jo'Ann, many blessings to you all!!
We moved the communion railing (it was added to the Sanctuary about 20 years after the church was built) to the left and right. The gentlemen did a great job!
The new opening is an invitation to all to take more part in the Eucharistic Sacrifice of our Lord and Savior.
Continued Roof repairs
2019 Repairs and Maintenance
New repairs in 2021
After a heavy unseen storm hit in November 2020 the bell towers and their upper windows, and some brick work, we needed to start with repairs:
Much needed Chimneys repairs and gutter repairs
More Galvanized pipes replaced
Old Pipe underneath the church bursted again, just before Christmas 2021
And Water heater broke down, cold water for 1 week.