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Our church building is built in the form of a dove. Every picture of our patron, St. Gregory the Great, shows him with the Holy Spirit, in the form of a dove over his shoulder, appearing to be whispering in his ear.

 

Our parish was begun in June, 1960 when 10 acres of land were purchased - including a barn, farm house, carriage house and shed. The barn was transformed into a church and was used for worship until our present building was dedicated on January 23, 1983.

Barn
Logo - Dove

Our parish logo shows the silo of the barn, the tower of our present church building with the dove (the Holy Spirit) joining the two.

 

Our church building has six circular stained glass windows which symbolize the six days of creation.

 

The first window is located on the south side of the church in the chapel and signifies the first day of creation "Let there be light!"

 

Stained window 1
Stained window 2

The second window shows "Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to separate one body of water from the other!"

 

The third, in the Reconciliation Room, "Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin, so that the dry land may appear." And so it happened: the water under the sky was gathered into its basin, and the dry land appeared.


God called the dry land "the earth," and the basin of the water he called "the sea." God saw how good it was.

Then God said, "Let the earth bring forth vegetation..."

 

 

 

 

 

Stained window 3

 

 

Stained window 4

The fourth window in the sacristy, "Let there be lights in the dome of the sky, to separate day from night."

 

The fifth window, also in the sacristy, "Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures, and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky."

 

Stained window 5
Stained window 6

The sixth window, in the exterior wall on the north side of the church, "Let the earth bring forth all kinds of living creatures.... God made all kinds of wild animals, ..... God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them."

 

The seventh window, in the tower of the church, "So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy... " symbolized by all those that come to worship each Sunday.

 

Stained window 7

 

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