My parish’s historic wooden church has been closed for renovation since the start of the year. Today we had our first Masses there since then.
There is still work to be done and additional items awaiting to be finished, shipped, and installed. Still, it is very good to be back.
The picture was my view from the choir loft before Mass started. Previously we had not been able to use the choir loft, especially as I was told there was little ventilation and it was barely usable. This was no problem today and they had added a couple of ceiling fans in the area.
I have always loved the acoustics of singing in this church and the choir loft makes it easier for us to hear each other. For the last six months, we have been having the TLM in the main Church later in the day. I greatly appreciate the accommodations made to make this happen, but we are a small schola and trying to be heard in a very large parish without amplification was difficult.
It was also great to see that we were pretty close to capacity regarding the number of people who attended.