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Better Know A Parish: St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church

Better Know A Parish: St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church
St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church

St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church

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What makes your parish different from other parishes?

Our Parish Mission states that we aim to imitate Christ’s life through worship, education, community, hospitality, outreach, service, and evangelization in the tradition of St. Paul. Without question we strive to do just that. We are a vibrant, active parish. Because of our size (4100+ registered families), we are able to offer an array of more than 45 ministries and have made a commitment to be Disciples of Christ.

What’s the most distinguishing characteristic of your church building?

The mural behind the altar is one of the most stunning aspects of the church.It was hand painted on canvas and depicts Christ crucified in glory with the Father and Holy Spirit represented above him. Angels collect his blood; the water and blood from his sacred body, symbolizing the life of the church, flow down to the tabernacle and out into the congregation. In a semicircle on either side of Jesus are saints—Mary on the south side and St. Paul on the north side. The other saints were chosen as representatives of some of the ethnic groups of the parish or because there were Americans.

Source: Better Know A Parish: St. Paul the Apostle, Westerville, OH | USCatholic.org

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Gary Gardiner

Former newspaper and Associated Press photographer. Instructor at Westerville Center for Photography. Owns SmallTown Stock, the Reasonably Rights Managed stock photo agency. Founder and Director for The American Scene Project, a heritage project dedicated to exhibiting and preserving photography of everyday American life.

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