Woodworking for Worship with Friar Peter

This summer, Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Peter Tremblay, OFM Conv., Associate Chaplain for Catholic Life at Elon University, took some time in the woodworking worship to build a new altar for the Elon Catholic Campus Ministry (at left). The altar was built using wood from oak trees that had grown on campus and were felled when new buildings were being constructed. The needs of the ministry require an altar that can be stored when not in use. This altar is easily [dis]assembled and was an original design by Friar Peter.
On Sunday, September 6, 2020, Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama ~ Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh, came to campus to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit, for the blessing of the new academic year. At that time, he also blessed the new altar (pictured above with Friar Peter at the far right and Fr. Vincent Rubino, OFM Conv., Guardian of the Blessed Sacrament Friary where Friar Peter resides at the far left. Friar Vincent serves as Parochial Vicar at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community, in Burlington/Graham, NC).
Pictured below with Friar Peter is Bishop Zarama, Dr. Constance “Connie” Ledoux Book, Ph.D. ~ Elon’s President, and Mr. Russ Smith ~ a community member who helped Friar Peter build the altar.

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