Immaculate Conception decorates for Easter

  • Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Photos by Stefan Rogenmoser/Gazette This detail shows the effort that went into making a wooden decoration for the altar.


Members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church made special decorations in the days leading up to Easter.

Church member Annette Griebsch oversaw two sets built for special ceremonies in the church’s community center building. One was a replica of the Garden of Gethsemane featuring palmetto trees, an altar, a kneeling prayer bench and candles.

The other set was a replica of the Last Supper table decorated with pillows for seats, bread, drinking chalices, plates, candles, a crown on a pillow and a pair of brown sandals.

The Last Supper table setting was made by Deacon Larry Roberts, Larry Latta, and Tim Kenefick.

The garden scene was made by Father Jason Caganap, Steve Gerhardt, Nan Gerhardt, Linda Grooms, Sharon McIntire, Lydia Bautista, Julie Astrada, Paul Reese, and Griebsch.

The whole idea was Caganap’s vision.

“He gave us a piece of scrap paper and we put it together,” Griebsch said. “There’s a lot of stuff going on because it’s the holiest time of year. Jesus saved us from our sins. We want everyone to be close to the Lord. Christ sacrificed his life for us. In this day and time, the way things are, we need to be closer to Jesus.”

In the main chapel building was an altar is made of colored assembled pieces of wood made by Griebsch’s husband depicting the Last Supper. It took about six months to make.

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