Renovation of the Rectory
Mission of Our Lady of the Angels
Before
Before
During renovation.
All done! All appliances and labor donated. Thanks!
The Kitchen                                                (Click on images to enlarge.)
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Before. What a mess!
Ceiling needed to be replaced.
Floor refinished.
Ready for breakfast!  
The Dining Room                                                                        (Click on images to enlarge.)
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Photo Album
The Back Patio:  From start to finish - From jungle to paradise.   (Click on images to enlarge.)

Renovating the rectory was a huge undertaking, possible only
with the help of many volunteers, donors and God.

Father Bob is grateful to all who helped make this labor of love
possible.
Miscellaneous photos of the interior and exterior of the Mission
Broken windows needed to be replaced.
Walls and ceilings needed major repairs.
Carpets had to be discarded.
EVERYTHING got painted and cleaned.
The Bathrooms: Before and After                                      Click on images to enlarge.
The Basement: Before and After                                    Click on images to enlarge.
The work continued throughout the summer of 2007...
Nice job guys!
Fr. Bob digs in too!
Ready to get to work.
Terry and Don (our ND leader)  after a hard
day's work.    Hey Don, isn't that paint suppose
to be on the wall instead of your clothes???
Some worked in the
yard while work
continued inside the
rectory  (with a few
moments to rest and
have a laugh or two
with friends.)
The back yard:  This turned out  to be a wonderful quiet spot with tables and chairs where
retreatants and others who came to the Mission could share a moment of fellowship over a cup of
coffee or quietly enjoy a moment of peace in a neighborhood accustomed to drugs and gangs.  
Above:   April 2007
groundwork for spring planting
An important piece of the picture: Some of
those who make it all possible.
From May 19, 2007: Friends from New York
and Notre Dame Alumni
(Click on images below to see a larger
picture.)
May 19:  Digging out the old flag pole
base turned out to be quite a challenge
The Front Yard Takes Shape
Work continues on the other side of the
front yard.
JUNE   2007
The Boy Scout Troop from  
Park Ridge, Illinois came to help Fr. Bob and did a
fabulous job with the front yard!
July 2007
(Left)
(Right)
Spring bulbs have been planted.
July 21, 2007




Remember what
this patio looked
like three months
ago?
(If not, see above.)
Our good volunteers for the weekend
take a brief rest.
After a long day of helping the poor, sharing God's love and spreading the Word, Fr. Bob and our young religious
community have a simple & comfortable home renovated by the hands of our many faith-filled volunteers,
.
The Rectory - Home of the Franciscans of the Eucharist
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A haven for our fledgling religious community
in Humboldt Park.
The Sitting Room
The Chapel in the Rectory
The kitchen, Father Bob and Libby!
The courtyard
between the
church and the
rectory is a nice
gathering place
The Back Yard
The Front Yard
And a Few of the Bedrooms