St. Raphael's unveils transformed church

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  • The new St. Raphael’s church on Dover Center Road in Bay Village. A dedication Mass will be celebrated on Aug. 22, with a community open house on Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m. Photo by Denny Wendell

  • St. Raphael's new worship space can seat 1,100. The main altar, crucifix and tabernacle are from the old church and all of the old marble has been repurposed. Photo by Kris McGivney

  • Stained glass windows, which date to 1873 and were originally installed in Cleveland's St. Joseph Franciscan Church before moving to St. Raphael's in the early 1990s, were refurbished and installed in the new building. Photo by Kris McGivney

  • Decorated stones from the homes of St. Raphael's parishioners were placed beneath the altar during construction. Photo by Kris McGivney

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