PHOTOS: Bishop McKnight blesses renovated Sacred Heart Church in Eldon

March 9, 2019


Bishop W. Shawn McKnight blesses newly renovated Sacred Heart Church in Eldon during Mass on March 9. Concelebrating priests included Father Alexander Gabriel, pastor of the Eldon parish and of Our Lady of the Snows parish in Mary's Home, Father Frederick Elskamp and Monsignor Donald W. Lammers PA, former pastors of the Eldon parish; and Benedictine Father Eugene Hensell from St. Meinrad Abbey, who was preaching a parish mission in Eldon and Mary's Home. Renovations to Sacred Heart Church included structural repairs to the floor; relocation of the Most Blessed Sacrament to the center of the sanctuary; a newly created area for the choir and accompanists; a new sacristy; an enlarged gathering space with an outdoor canopy and steeple; and updated lighting, carpeting and paint.  (52 photos)