Cathedral renovation begins

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The Cathedral of St. Thomas More renovation that began June 15 is well underway. As you can see from the photo, pews have been removed for repair and cleaning. Plastic sheeting covers the walls to protect surfaces.

The floor will be polished wand paneling removed from the lower part of the walls and replaced with granite. The upper walls will be refinished and painted. Renovation also includes confessional restoration and the installation of new Stations of the Cross.

The cathedral will reopen Oct. 1. In the interim, Masses will be celebrated in Burke Hall.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015