Posted: Dec 20, 2012 11:19 AM by Ben Trotter
Updated: Dec 20, 2012 12:00 PM
BOZEMAN - Holy Rosary Catholic Church in downtown Bozeman is receiving the finishing touch in a $5 million renovation today. A specially commissioned crucifix, which took a year for Dennis Harrington to create, is being hung over the church altar.
The sculpture is made of pre-Civil War era wood. It was hoped that the crucifix would be completed in time for the dedication of the remodeled church this past October. That deadline was missed, but now, the work of religious art is ready just in time for Christmas services.
KBZK's Ben Trotter is at the church and tonight on the 5:30 news will tell the story of the crucifix, its making and show the hanging of the sculpture.
Holy Rosary, which celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2008, reopened in October after a two-year remodel. The church effectively doubled in size, going from a capacity of 350 to 650.
Church congregant Linda Stricker said at the time, "Most people will not be able to experience this in their lifetime, because the only way you can experience this is to be part of a brand new church, or a remodel like this one."
The final price tag on the remodel is $5 million.