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Renew and rejoice: Historic parish readies for another 100 years
As the faithful parishioners of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Denison gather for Easter, the words "resurrection" and "renewal" will take on additional meaning. Not only will they be celebrating Christ's resurrection from the grave and the promise of a new life on earth and in heaven, but the ongoing "rebirth" of their beloved church building.
Situated on the corner of Rusk Avenue and Sears, the building has been one of Denison's most prominent and well-known structures since its completion and dedication on Feb. 1, 1914. Its soaring bell tower, ornate stained glass windows and Gothic-styled design inspire not just the church members who call the building their spiritual home, but the general public. The building's high-visibility and central locale near the heart of downtown Denison draws admirers from all walks of life.
Maintaining the large, historic landmark the last 100 years has been difficult and the elements haven't been kind. When parishioners began to notice water stains on the interior walls and ceilings of the building several years ago, they knew there was no choice. If the beautiful structure was to last another 100 years, extensive, expensive repairs had to be made. Enter Gary Williams of the Conley Group in Irving.
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