Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Adoration at Holy Trinity Parish...accomplished by King Richards.
When one usually thinks of a Catholic Church’s construction project, the details involve modern representations of sacred art and architecture that has evolved since the mid-1960’s. Not so with Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Westmont, Illinois. When their pastor, Father William DeSalvo decided to renovate his parish facility to include a Eucharistic adoration chapel, he turned to a company that specializes in making churches look like churches. King Richard’s was given the task of designing and procuring all of the new materials to makeover a classroom at Holy Trinity into a traditional adoration chapel. However, one stipulation was that the chapel look old even though the entire project was newly designed and constructed.
The task of construction of the gothic style main altar and two side chapels began after much planning and consideration by King Richard’s capable staff with Father De Salvo. What emerged from the substantial project was not only a suitable site for Catholic worship, but also a remarkable example of qualitative contemporary Catholic Church architecture with a traditional devotional perspective.
King Richard’s provided all of the new stained glass windows, lighting, and custom made pews in addition to the main altar and statue niches. All of these exquisitely crafted details were designed, crafted, delivered and installed by the Atlanta based Church artisans staff and artisans.
King Richard’s over the past decade has established a remarkable reputation throughout the entire United States in its attentive attention to details and respect for Catholic sacred art and accessories. According to the company’s owner, Rick Lair their primary mission is, “making churches look like churches.” At the time of this writing, the company is actively engaged in the architectural salvage of religious materials from multiple Catholic Churches in Quebec. With restoration projects completed all over the United States, King Richard’s turnkey services are the most unique and highly respected in the United States.
The adoration chapel at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Westmont, Illinois is a superlative example of the creative design accomplishments being accomplished in Catholic sacred art and design that incorporates the best of the new with the inclusion of pre-Vatican II devotional practices.
Holy Trinity adoration chapel is a success not only for its traditional craftsmanship and devotional purposes, but because it promotes a quiet meditative space for Eucharistic adoration.
When your parish needs to restore, renovate or design a place for the sacred rites, they should call on the resources of King Richard’s. Their website http://kingrichards.com illustrates their unique expertise and talents in tackling just about any task a religious community can offer.
To take a look at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church’s adoration chapel, go to www.holytrinitywestmont.org . Father DeSalvo and his parishioners welcome your visit.