St. Stanislaus Oratory on Milwaukee’s South Side has been making visible progress on its restoration! Hooray!
As you might remember from my end of May/start of June roundup post, St. Stanislaus had some scaffolding hide the sanctuary. Well, this week, it’s finally (!) been coming down.
So very exciting to see the church restoration work continue. God willing, more money will continue to come to the oratory to complete the work in a timely fashion. Next up are the doors to the church, then after that, I think, comes the nave ceiling, then the stained glass windows.
But, in the meantime, the scaffolding looks like it’ll all be down by the Feasts of the Assumption (Monday, August 15th). The ICKSP will be having a High Mass with candlelight procession at 6:30pm, with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament to follow. And, for the first time in a few months, Mass should be back at the restored high altar!
Looking further ahead, mark your schedules for the weekend of September 24th and 25th. The 150th Anniversary Celebration of St. Stanislaus Parish is that weekend. On Saturday the 24th, a Novus Ordo Missae will be offered, and at 5:30pm, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament with Te Deum, presided by His Excellency Archbishop Jerome Listecki will follow. On Sunday the 25th, at 10:00am, a Pontifical High Mass will be celebrated by His Excellency Bishop Joseph Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, and the restored main altar will be consecrated. Should be a wonderful weekend of Catholicity, capped off by a proper consecration of the restored altar!