NEWS FROM THE BASILICA
Requesting Typed History of
Holy Cross Church in Pfeifer
Is anyone associated with the Holy Cross Catholic Church/Shrine in Pfeifer, Kansas, aware of a typed history of the church and parish? We would like to post it on the Home Page of this site (StFidleisChurch.com) along side the histories of St. Ann and St. Boniface Churches. If you do have a typed version of the history, please contact Connie at the St. Fidelis Parish Office (785-735-2777). It would save us a lot of time typing up the history we do have on record published in various books. Thank you in advance.
*Salina Diocese Bishop's Annual Appeal*
Below is a link to the 2021 Bishop's Annual Appeal - Call to Share where you can get more information. You can also donate towards the appeal through this link and specify which parish you want to be credited for your donation.
Attendance at Mass Dispensation Ends
With the Bishop’s Decree lifting the dispensation to attend Mass, it was decided to no longer record and upload the Masses to YouTube starting with Pentecost Sunday (May 23). Everyone is invited to once again join the parishes in celebrating Masses in our Tri-Parish churches as a community.
Pews in St. Fidelis
Are Being Re-varnished
You may have noticed that some of the pews in the Basilica of St. Fidelis on the north side are disappearing. That is because they are being sanded, stained, and re-varnished by Dennis Braun with Hays Planing Mill of Hays--a little at a time so as not to interfere with seating for Masses.
The refurbishing of the pews is being coordinated with the laying of new tile and carpet in the church. As work progresses, you will see the new tile in place as well as the completed pews. (These pictures show the "old" tile and carpet.)
New kneeler pads are also being made by Gasper Auto Trim & Upholstery of Victoria.
The pictures below show the results of one of the pews on the south side of the Basilica of St. Fidelis after it was re-varnished.
The stain color is much like the current pew color only more vibrant with the grains of the wood being more obvious.
The picture at right shows the pew with the kneelers minus their cushy padded coverings.