Gifts of Love
Our Beautiful Stained-Glass Windows
The gothic arched glass windows of the St. Mary Immaculate Conception Church are very special because they are a combination of colored stained-glass pieces with hand-painted scenes in the panels. The lower part of each window contains inscriptions that identify the various donations and dedications of the local congregation. The following is inscribed in the lower part of the windows.
Starting on the right side near the altar, (1) in memory of John G. Jordan (his wife was Mary Difani), (2) in memory of the Rozier family, (3) per the generosity of John Tlapek, (4) in memory of the deceased pastors of St Mary's Immaculate Conception Church, (5) a gift from the Young Ladies Sodality, (6) in memory of Mrs. Adelaide Laville-Lawbaugh, (7) in memory of Louise Grither-Bartels (this window is facing Kaskaskia Island, visible from the nave, but mostly obscured from view by the choir loft and stairs).