St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Parish announced today that the parish will host a celebration for the completion of Phase I construction of their new church. The event will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 2:00pm until 4:30pm on the new church grounds at 40000 North U.S. Highway 45, Old Mill Creek, Illinois 60046. Admission is free.
The celebration will feature a tour of the church, music, and exhibits of the unique architectural features that are planned for Phase II. These features include: the restoration of the historic 1915 Austin organ from Medinah Temple, installation of antique museum quality Tyrolean stained-glass windows, new art glass light fixtures from Savoy Studios in Portland and 11,000 lbs of reclaimed bells that will be housed in the church’s 140 foot towers.
People of all faiths are invited to attend and refreshments will be provided.