St. Helen Georgetown Renovated for Christmas

posted by Baker Galloway

JGA Project Manager Michael Raia has been independently collaborating with leadership at St. Helen Catholic Church in Georgetown, TX since March 2015 on various liturgical and hospitality enhancements to the church building, which are intended to provide a more inviting and prayerful liturgical participation for parishioners and visitors alike. Design and consulting services included assisting in the selection and procurement of life-size statues of Mary and Joseph with custom integrated pedestals, relocation of the tabernacle to the center of the sanctuary, full lighting upgrade, and other artistic and liturgical furnishing improvements by Conrad Schmitt Studios – including a custom-pattern painted on the rear center wall of the apse and the application of gold leaf to the altar, ambo, baptismal font, and crucifix. The majority of work came to a close days before Christmas when the statues arrived. Remaining work on the choir area and audio system will commence in 2016. We wish St. Helen all the best for 2016 in their beautifully and freshly appointed church! 

BEFORE: The interior of the church as it was in early 2015.

BEFORE: The interior of the church as it was in early 2015.

AFTER: A quick snapshot of the renovated sanctuary as crowds gather between Christmas Eve Masses.

AFTER: A quick snapshot of the renovated sanctuary as crowds gather between Christmas Eve Masses.