Projects completed include the replacement of all slate, all copper batten seam panels, and all copper gutters and downspouts. In addition, wood decking was replaced; storm glass, lights and parapet walls were repaired and replaced; and heating cables were installed to prevent ice and snow build up.
“We offer our profound thanks to the many supporters whose partnership in mission made the success of this project possible,” said director of mission advancement Pamela Mueller. “Restoring the sacred treasure that our co-foundress Mother Alfons envisioned more than a century ago ensures that this beautiful place of worship and mission will continue to inspire generations to come.”
Mueller made the announcement at a reception following the community’s November 1 Candles of Love liturgy, a Mass for living and deceased sisters, friends and benefactors of the community. Milwaukee Auxiliary Bishop Donald J. Hying served as celebrant and homilist for the liturgy.
The School Sisters of St. Francis, an international community of Catholic sisters serving in the United States, Latin America, Europe, and India, was founded in 1874. St. Joseph Center, on the community’s Layton Boulevard campus, includes St. Joseph Chapel and serves as the sisters’ international headquarters.