On May 25, 1997, our parish formally dedicated
our newest blessings. Our stained glass windows are in memory and in honor of
our parish family members. Below, you will see our new windows and titles for
Symbolized by the pair of doves in the form of hands with draped
rosary. Mary is recognized as filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Greek letters meaning "Jesus Christ Son of God, Savior"
are inscribed on the ancient symbol of the fish drawn from the catacombs.
Ikthos was selected with the parish " Fish Groups" in mind.
This figure depicts Jesus rising from his tomb, with burial cloth
discarded and stone slab rent open.
The silhouette of Mary with the scroll depicts her recitation of the
Magnificat: "My soul magnifies the Lord..."
Clothed in traditional ethnic costume and holding the Child Jesus, Mary
is portrayed as the beloved patroness of all Black people wherever the church
has taken root among them.
By virtue of our baptism, we are called to be disciples of Jesus and "fishers
of men." This is symbolized by the ship powered by the "Chi Rho"
sail with the net draped over the side.
"Jesus spat on the ground and made clay with his saliva, and
smeared the clay on the blind man's eyes." The healing ministry of Jesus is
Mary's appearance to Bernadette at Lourdes sparks special devotion
among Catholics of European descent.
The institution of the Eucharist is symbolized by the cup, encircled by
twelve crosses, representative of the twelve apostles.
Jesus said, " I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine
Mary is crowned the Queen of Heaven as symbolized by the capital letter
"M", surrounded by a corona of stars with the moon beneath.
Mary, portrayed in the Immaculate Conception, is the patroness of the
United States of America.
Jesus prays, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from
me; still, not my will but yours be done."
Jesus is symbolized as the sacrificial "Lamb of God, who takes
away the sins of the world."
Symbolized by the water jugs, interlocking rings, the cross and the
capital letter "M", Mary is called to mind as mediating the
performance of Jesus' first miracle at Cana.
The star of the Magi, with the Alpha and Omega nestled in the manger,
symbolize the birth of Jesus, who is our beginning and our end.
Jesus said, "Let the children come to me and do not prevent them."
The children with Him are representative of some ethnic groups of the parish.
Devotion to Mary, under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, is
practiced by Spanish-speaking Catholics throughout the Americas.
One of Jesus' final acts of love was at Golgotha in giving us His
mother which is symbolized by the silhouette of Mary crouched at the foot of His
The merciful Jesus is symbolized in His divinely human heart which has
radiating from its center rays of love calling to mind the blood and water He
expended on our behalf.
After anxiously searching for Jesus, Mary found Him in the temple in
the midst of the teachers. All who heard Him were astounded.
Dressed in the regal clothing of the Sioux Nation, Mary is shown
rising toward heaven with the moon under her feet.
One night in 1798 Mary appeared to Vietnamese Catholics seeking refuge
from King Canh Thinh, who forbade the practice of Catholicism. She promised to
bless anyone who came to pray in La Vang, Vietnam.
The words of Simeon at the Presentation of the Lord are symbolized by
the sword of sorrow piercing Mary's heart.