STAINED GLASS WINDOWS REPAIR AND RENOVATION PROJECT
Dear parishioners and friends of St. Nicholas Tavelich Church,
We have been blessed by a beautiful collection of stain glass windows that are installed along the main nave of the church, confessional and sacristy. These Croatian Holy men and women are a reminder that when we worship God the whole heaven gathers around the “throne of the Lamb.” They are also a reminder of our Universal Call to holiness that we have all received at Baptism. One day, we hope to join them in our true homeland – the heavenly Jerusalem – praising and adoring the Lord face to face.
These stained glass windows are in need of maintenance and repair. We thank those who have donated these windows a few decades ago and we would like to preserve this heritage for years to come. The time to act is now because the longer we wait the more expensive the repairs will be. There are already cracks in some of the glass as well as bulging due to structural issues with the panels. We have received a quote from Prairies Studio Glass for these repairs. This reputable company did and does stained glass window projects for many churches in the city. The necessary work costs about $1,500.00 per window. This includes repair to all the existing stained glass as well as installation and repair of two refurbished stained glass windows from the former Czech Church (Our Lady of Fatima) that the many Croatians in Winnipeg attended before there was a Croatian parish. These two panels are going to be installed at the church entrance – from the Narthex to the Nave.
After discussion with the finance council, we have decided to proceed with this project in a following manner. To help us cover some of the costs we ask you prayerfully consider donating a minimum of $1,000 toward a particular window. As a token of appreciation your name is going to be written under the existing name of those who donated to the window in the past. There are six windows out of the existing nine that are available for people to choose from as well as two refurbished windows from the Our Lady of Fatima – Czech Church.
The work on the stained glass windows is scheduled to begin on August 9th, 2021. If you have a particular saint/window you would like to “adopt” or if you have any other questions please contact the office by phone (204) 339-3264 or email (email@example.com). Thank you for your prayers and considerations as we proceed with the project.
Dragi župljani i prijatelji župe Svetog Nikole Tavelića
Prošlo je već preko trideset godina otkako je naša župa postavila vitraje u crkvi (stained glass). Sada je došlo vrijeme da ti vitraji budu popravljeni i obnovljeni.
Naše župno vijeće za financije (finance council) je odlučilo kako je dobra ideja da više ne čeka s početkom obnove. Ako čekamo, onda će koštati još više nego danas. Jedna firma koja se zove “Prairie Studio Glass” su nam dali ponudu za popravak prema kojoj bi svaki prozor koštao oko $1500.00.
U isto vrijeme ćemo postaviti dva vitraja u predvorje naše crkvu koji su darovani od “Our Lady of Fatima” češke crkve koja se zatvorila.
Župno vijeće za financije je odlučilo da pitamo naše župljane, ako bi netko mogao i imao želju “posvojiti” prozor sa darom od najmanje $1000.00. U znak iskrene zahvale, imena tih župljana će biti napisana ispod imena prozora od prijašnjih župljana koji su prije više od trideset godina darovali sredstva za kupnju i postavljanje prozora.
Imamo šest originalnih prozora i dva “nova” od češke crkve koji su slobodni za “posvojiti”.
Renovacije će započeti 9. kolovoza, 2021. Ako vam se sviđa jedan određeni svetac, ili ako imate kakvo pitanje, molim vas nazovite u župni ured (204)339-3264 ili pošaljite e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hvala od srca za sve vaše molitve, dobre misli i razmatranje za vrijeme obnove.
Fr. Peter Nemcek
Bl. Gracije iz Mula – Nave
Bl. Katarina Kosaca – Nave