Category: Personal

Choir director at Black Catholic Apostolate

Plenty Good Room at Black Catholic Apostolate

Plenty Good Room: The Spirit and Truth of African American Catholic Worship is the title of the 1990 liturgical document ...
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Sagrada Familia

Extraordinary Architectural Experiences

Speaking of the Sagrada Familia, I recently saw a reference to an article published several years ago in Faith & ...
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Jim’s Story – Part Three

When he started the firm in 1993 and decided to specialize in church design, Jim had every intention of making ...
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baby changing stations in churches

Thoughts for Father’s Day 2014

The very first church I ever designed - Helderberg Reformed Church - was back in 1986. At that time, public ...
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Our Lady of Mercy Church after the 1970's renovation

Our Lady of Mercy converted!

Last night I attended an event at Macedonia Baptist Church in Albany, NY hosted by the Men's Fellowship. After the ...
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St. Patrick's Church

What to do with all these closed churches?

The demolition of St. Patrick's Church in Watervliet, NY earlier this year was one of the saddest things I've seen ...
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TCC Exterior

Jim’s Story – Part Two

Once he got to high school, he exchanged his boyhood moniker of Jimmy for the more mature "Jim". He took ...
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Jim’s Story – Part One

Once upon a time there was a boy named Jimmy. Jimmy was a very creative boy. He liked to sing ...
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Commissioning Prayer

Commissioning Prayer

In all my years working with churches, I have never been commissioned before I started working with a congregation. The ...
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