Two parishes prepare for new sanctuaries

St. John the Evangelist in Viera

Construction on the new Church for St. John the Evangelist in Viera began in July of 2016. There were numerous hurdles to overcome including flooding of the job site just as the work commenced due to Hurricane Matthew, and surviving Hurricane Irma this year.  But it’s been worth the wait.  As the project nears completion, we get a glimpse of the interior for the first time. It includes a magnificent groin vault ceiling.  This style of ceiling dates all the way back to Roman times, and is reflective of the Romanesque style architecture in this basilica form Church. We see it represented here in the modern era in a fresh and warm environment lit with LED lights.

Dedication scheduled for January 20, 2018

St. Rose of Lima in Kissimmee

The floor plan is an expandable cruciform, and the exterior has a Spanish-mission style influence. It’s the first time we’ve employed a polished concrete floor, and the results are pretty dramatic. The ‘wooden’ beams are actually steel beams encased in drywall and hand painted by two very talented artists to look like real timber. This Church has a real bell that rang this week for the first time, that was cast in Annecy France by the Paccard Foundry.

Dedication TBA January 2018