The reredos has received a final coat of paint as seen in this photo taken today.
Special thanks to Mark Buckingham and Gardiner Hall Interiors.
This transitional photo, below, gives a wide view of the new look for the sanctuary but was taken before a finishing coat of paint on the apse wall concealed patch-painting made necessary by repairs to the foundational plaster.
The below photo taken at Christmas 2010 shows the sanctuary as it looked previously following a Rambusch remake in the 1970's.
Thanks to all financial benefactors of this project whose support will be gratefully remembered in a parish novena of Masses between Ascension and Pentecost offered for their intentions. About a tenth of the cost of the project has yet to be raised.
Donations may be sent to:
PO Box 306
Benedict MD 20612
with checks made payable to Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Church.