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Latrobe's Holy Family Church is entering the next phase of its long history with a return to the visual splendor that embraced parishioners when the Catholic house of worship was built along Ligonier Street years ago.

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Beginning with the altar and the proscenium arch that frames it and extending over the ceiling and along the side walls, the church has come alive with color and detail. Freshly painted images of saints and angels will gaze down upon the congregation as Bishop Edward C. Malesic of the Greensburg Diocese visits to take part in a dedication service at 2 p. The Rev. Dan Mahoney, the church's pastor, said a renovation in introduced a simpler, modernist interior look.

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Evergreen Architectural Arts of Brooklyn, N. The addition is meant to complement and extend the ornate look of the spired marble altar that originally graced Baltimore's St. Pious the Fifth Church, now closed. It was stored in pieces and has been reassembled, providing a focal point at the front of the church.

A smaller altar, originating in Manhattan, also has been installed at Holy Family, providing an opportunity to reintegrate a marble depiction of the Last Supper that had been a fixture in the past altar. Mahoney credited parishioner Don Winklosky for salvaging the marble image during a past renovation. It came back to us with a forklift on a truck. It's been an exciting time," he said. A new top has been fashioned for the altar and will be blessed by Malesic at the dedication.

Planning for the renovations began a decade ago. Owner Kenny Plouff of J. Stone Expert in Houston, Texas, has had crews of up to 15 workers at a time installing marble structures at Holy Family, including the two new altars and a large presider's chair. His team also has laid new flooring, combining variously colored tiles from Spain, Italy, Tennessee and Vermont, while working to minimize cracks in the existing marble floor of the vestibule. Among 10 relatively modern saints depicted amid arches on the church's side walls is Elizabeth Ann Seton, remembered with the naming of Greensburg's Seton Hill University.

Other improvements benefiting the congregation of about 3, have included installing a handicapped-accessible confessional and energy-efficient LED lighting. It was dark and dreary," Mahoney said. The pews, which were removed while work was completed on the flooring, will be reinstalled with wider spacing.

That will eliminate a few rows but still will provide seating for about For the dedication service, overflow seating and a video monitor will be set up on the church's lower floor. Jeff Himler is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him atjhimler Latrobe a look promise. Support Local Journalism and help us continue covering the stories that matter to you and your community.

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