With a building that was literally falling apart, and a potentially bleak future, the parishioners of Annunciation could have faltered. But this congregation was built tough.
Over five years, the parishioners of Annunciation raised money and restored the church, from its very foundations to the choir loft, from the brick walls to the pipe organ. They held Mass at the local Presbyterian church and in the basement, while crews rebuilt Annunciation from the ground up.
It was a sight to behold, a once-in-a-generation effort to rescue the church and carve a out path for future generations.
Annunciation Church is a congregation of 200 parishioners, in one of the smallest towns in the Midwest. Anyone looking at Annunciation five years ago would have said that we had everything working against us.
A crumbling building. A small town. Demographic trends. But none of it prevented us creating exceptional beauty at Mass.
If we can create beautiful sacred music at Mass....you can do it too! That’s the message we want this album to send: excellent sacred music is possible everywhere in America. That means your parish!
We want Restoration to be a project that anyone can point to and say that yes, this is possible where we are too. Beautiful sacred music is possible, in every community.