Ironically, I made a facebook update earlier in the week saying this was going to be the first "normal" week in the parish in a while. No pet blessings, no installations, etc.
On the night of the 4th of July, we had some minor vandalism in the church. Some yahoo got in and lit some cigarettes and a firecracker in the main worship area. This burned some nice holes in the carpet in the entry way.
Luckily, our insurance was willing to cover most of the damage minus the deductible, so we got new carpet installed this week. It looks great; so, I guess it might have been a blessing in disguise as we really needed to do something about the carpet that was getting a few rolling waves in the aisle and was a tripping hazard.
Here are some before and after pictures. As you can see, we had to move the organ and the main altar and all out of the way. It was a task, but as you can see, it was well worth the effort.
The carpet guy left a Sacred Heart of Jesus made out of left over carpet, which you will see in the last picture.