Fr. Carlos Zapata ------ Fr. Matthew Widder
ike living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 2:5
Prior to the laying of the cornerstone of Holy Name of Jesus Church in 1868, community members worked together to transport wagon-load upon wagon-load of limestone boulders from the Pigeon River Quarry. It was these stones taken from the quarry that became the structure of the magnificent church building that we have today.
Of course a church community is much more than its physical structure. The beauty of our church reminds us that we are called to build our lives on the cornerstone of Jesus Christ. In the same way our church’s beauty lifts our hearts and minds to God, so our lives are called to reflect the beauty and love of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.
As we enter into the year 2015 we commemorate our 170th year of ministry at Holy Name of Jesus Parish. It’s critically important for the future of our parish that we raise $1.1 million dollars to address urgent repairs caused by water and wind over the years. However, as we raise money to strengthen the church’s physical stones we remember that the purpose in doing so is to deepen our love for Jesus Christ. In years to come we hope to make Holy Name of Jesus a place to call home not only for the 3,200 registered members, but for the greater Sheboygan community. Our vision is for all seekers to feel welcome in our beautiful worship space, where the inspiration of ages will spark the flame of Jesus in hearts moving us to service.
May your generosity be blessed by our Savior,
Fr. Matthew Widder & Fr. Carlos Zapata
Various Images of Holy Name Church
In Need of Repairs
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