Paraments for the Sanctuary

Does the sanctuary in your parish church look like a throwback to the '70's - as if someone's great-grandma decorated it?

That altar, tabernacle, credence table, and ambo can be given a classic Catholic look with a minimum of expense.

This blog highlights some of the antependia and tabernacle veils I have created, and may give you some ideas for restoring the Catholicity of your own parish's sanctuary.

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Before and After

Our Lady of the Valley, Caldwell, Idaho (this is their day chapel, not the main church altar):



St. Stephen's in Portland, Oregon:



Here are a couple more "after" photos, as St. Stephen's ordered all four liturgical colors:

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St. Birgitta's in Portland, Oregon:



I attended Mass at this parish the day after installing the antependium. I wish I had a photo showing the altar prepared for the Extraordinary Form of the Mass - it was lovely.

St. Birgitta's has ordered the full set of liturgical colors, so I'll add more photos as I receive them. Here's the green:

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A Parish in Northern Ireland:

This parish requested only a tabernacle veil. This was a bit of a challenge, given the odd shape, but I think the veil makes for a definite improvement. (I would arrange the folds of the veil a little differently, but it's a matter of personal preference.)


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St.Eugene's parish in Santa Rosa 


The antependium in place:

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Here are the "before and after" pictures from a parish in Alaska.



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