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Maintaining a Piece of History
Oil Painting Part of Parish Environment for Nearly 40 Years
Since 1977, the large oil painting depicting the Risen Christ has been part of the St. Mary parish Easter environment.
The painting, which measures 7' x 12.5', was created in 1976 by Jan Eckrich, son of the late Carl and Dorothy Eckrich and brother of Jeff Eckrich, and Susan Filter. Over the years, generation after generation of parishioners look forward to Easter when the painting is exhibited in the Gathering Space. The parish environment team frames the painting with fabric and places flowers at the base to enhance its display. It is stored carefully on the parish property the rest of the year. Read More...