Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas renovations begin Jan. 7
As you are aware, the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas will be closed for renovations from Jan. 7 through Feb. 22, 2008.
Plans are to add a suspended crucifix over the altar and to provide a new altar, lectern, and a bronze screen and "portal." Included will be a new sound system. The sanctuary also will be handicapped-accessible.
While the altar and other sanctuary furnishings will be of bronze and substantial, they also will be movable with special equipment to provide space for occasional sacred arts events.
In a later phase, scheduled to begin in 2009, air conditioning will be added and water damage to the ceiling and basement of the chapel will be corrected.
For those who missed the information sessions on the sanctuary plans, you can find articles on the renovation and view a video interview with the artists here.