The Organ Project
The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even that that of any other art . . . In the Latin Church the pipe organ is to be held in high esteem, for it is the traditional musical instrument which adds a wonderful splendor to the Church’s ceremonies, and powerfully lifts up man’s mind to God and to higher things.
-Pope Paul VI in The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy
In 1989, then pastor, Father Henry O’Brien and a young “Brother Jim” (now Father Jordan Kelly), knew that the ailing Wurlitzer Organ in the sanctuary of the Church had to be replaced.
Father O’Brien dreamt of honoring his predecessor, Father William Kaufmann, with a new pipe organ. The funds were not available. Father O’Brien and Brother Jim chose the best electronic instrument the parish could afford, the Allen Organ which has served our parish these last twenty-three years. Now, the parish seeks to realize an earlier dream.
The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena is in need of a fine instrument to suit her busy, demanding, liturgical and musical needs. A beautiful, new pipe organ would bespeak the excellence that is reflected in the community and parish who call this place home. While the expense and labor of such an undertaking is, indeed, mighty, the experience of praying with a magnificent, inspiring and visually striking work of art adds infinite, vibrant dimension to a living, sacred space.
Please consider generously supporting this noble endeavor.