SFX Art Project Progress Report

On August 17 the SFX Art Committee hosted a parish wide Zoom meeting to bring the Parish up to date on our progress.   The main topic of the Zoom was the work we will be commissioning in the Church.  These will be artistic representations of 10-12 Black and brown holy people, who an inclusive Catholic Church should prominently recognize in the Communion of Saints.  Recognizing these saints in our Church is a first step in the Art Project’s effort to establish racial equity and justice in the Church art our faith community cherishes.   One suggestion coming out of that meeting was to solicit Parish ideas as to who should be included in that group that will best reflect the devotions of SFX parishioners.  Herewith is the list of saints we have been working on:

St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Native American
St. Lorenzo Ruiz – Philippines
St. Josephine Bakhita – Sudan
St. Charles Lwanga – Uganda
St. Andrew Kim Taegon – Korea
St. Rose of Lima – Peru
St. Oscar Romero – El Salvador
St. Maria Natividad Venegas de la Torre – Mexico
St. Paul Miki – Japan
Servant of God – Mother Mary Lange – U.S.
Blessed Augustus Tolton – U.S.
Sister Thea Bowman – U.S.
Blessed Pierre Touissant – U.S.

Please let us know if you’d like to see any other saints included at pastoralcouncil@sfxavier.org


At Masses the weekend of September 11/12 we will be exhibiting the initial drawings of some of the above saints as well as a rendering of what they will look like installed.  Many thanks to all who have already contributed their ideas.