Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Donor contributes to St. Paul's restoration

Vancouver businessman covers costs for heritage site renovation
St. Paul's Indian Church has started its long-awaited restoration process after a
donation from Luigi Aquilini. The parish is also raising money for the upkeep of the
historical building. (Photo: Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic)
A church has been on the site of St. Paul's Indian Catholic Church since 1868. The historic landmark and heritage site is currently being restored and renovated, thanks to a generous donation by Vancouver businessman Luigi Aquilini.
The tall, light grey spires of the oldest Catholic Church in greater Vancouver are now covered with scaffolding as they are carefully repaired. The wooden structures had started to leak and rot. The wide, wooden front steps are worn, and they are next on the list for renovation.

"You can imagine how delighted everybody is," said Father John Brioux, OMI, pastor of St. Paul's Parish. He explained that fundraising had been a very daunting task before the donation. "We were coming up to a block," he said.
For full story, see The B.C. Catholic website.

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