“Then God said:
Let there be light, and there was light.”
The windows of St Patrick Catholic Church meld the old with the new and each tell of Jesus’ glory. Read on to learn about the meaning, design, and history of our beautiful windows.
Gospel of John
is unique for many reasons…
but one particularly important part of this gospel is the perfection (seven) of “I am” statements. Each of these statements appear on one of the window sills as a descriptor of the beautiful glasswork above.
Genesis to Revelation
Each of the other “new” windows in the sanctuary point to the omnipresence of God.
He is, was, and ever shall be.
Here you also see a unique element of John’s Gospel – the introduction. John’s first verses tell of a new creation and roughly mirror the creation account in Genesis. John is describing the creation of the new covenant in Jesus Christ.
The new church design was largely driven by the existing shape of the windows from our historic church. The historic windows are shown here. Click on the gallery below to see larger images.