Founded in 2017 as a joint effort between the Children of Mary Sisters and the Baker family, the Sancta Familia Apostolate is engaged in building beautiful liturgical furnishings to aid the reverent celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
In the Sancta Familia woodshop every liturgical furnishing is treated as a unique piece of art. Whether the project is restoring a 120-year-old remnant of communion rail or building a new piece from a custom design, the knowledge that it will be used in the worship of Almighty God ensures that each piece is treated with reverence, love, and careful attention to detail as it is worked with traditional hand tools and joinery.
Please pray for the success of our work – that our liturgical woodworking may inspire people to a deeper love and reverence for Our Eucharistic Lord.
While it is the primary source of our family’s income, we nevertheless approach our work as a real apostolate for the good of the Church and for souls. Beauty and reverence were a huge part of our conversion to the Catholic Church and we see our work as an opportunity to spread beauty and reverence to every parish or chapel we work in – ultimately, for the salvation of souls.
In addition to our liturgical woodwork, we hope to be able to host retreats for men, fathers and sons, seminarians, and priests in the new woodshop when it is finished. These would involve projects to be completed during the retreat and taken home by the retreatants in addition to daily Mass and adoration. When more details are available, we will let you know.
Our Apostolate has been entrusted to the patronage of the Holy Family of Nazareth who serve also as our models. Sancta Familia, ora pro nobis.
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Wes is currently working on a portable altar for St. Thomas Aquinas parish in Zanesville. Come join us at the Dublin Irish Festival, August 3rd, 4th and 5th, where, God willing, the altar will be used for the first time for the celebration of Mass!
Because each piece is a custom, handmade piece of art, we are unfortunately unable to provide a catalogue or pricing guide. Let us assure you, however, that we do our very best to make our prices comparable to the church supply catalogues.
All estimates are free and we will never pressure you for a sale.
If you have any questions or are interested in pricing and quotes, please send us a message.
Located in Newark, OH.