Priest Circle Renovation Underway
Renovation of the Priest Circle has begun! On November 25th the two side bronze statues were removed and sent for sandblasting. The statues will then be taken to the John Lajba Art Studio for major repairs and restoration. The main cross will come down the week of December 7 for the same process. Tear down and rebuild of the concrete and granite sections are slated for the spring and summer of 2021. The project will take about a year to complete, and the projected investment is estimated to be $150,000.
Established in 1873, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery was included on the National List of Historic Places in 2016. The most significant structure is the rendition of the Crucifixion, located in the middle of the “Priest Circle” in the center of the cemetery. While the Priest Circle is the final resting place for many Jesuit priests, there are also Columban, Redemptorist, Franciscan, and Archdiocesan priests laid to rest there.
You can join us in this significant restoration by making a contribution toward the project. Consider making your contribution in honor of a priest, living or deceased, who had an impact on you or one of your loved ones. When the project is complete, we will read the names of all the priests who were to be remembered through this restoration. Your gift will impact generations of visitors to come and show tremendous support for the priests who have dedicated their lives to serving each and every one of us. Copy, print and complete the form below and return to us today. God Bless.
TO MAKE A GIFT copy, print and complete this form and mail to: Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Omaha, 7710 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124 I want to support the preservation and re-construction of the Priest’s Circle in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery as follows: __ $10,000 __ $5,000 __$1,000 __$500 __$250 __$100 __OTHER________ I would like my gift to recognize the following priest who positively impact me: __ In Memory of _______________________________________ Or, if living: __ In Honor of__________________________________________ PAYMENT OPTIONS __Check enclosed payable to Catholic Cemeteries – Archdiocese of Omaha, or __Please charge my credit card: __VISA __ Mastercard __ Discover __ AmericanExpress Card Number:__________________________ Expiration Date_______ Sec. Code_____ Credit Card billing address: Your Street_____________________________ City and Zip Code________________________ Your Signature__________________________ Phone Number:_________________________