Prentiss Baker comments on the excitement he feels to be a part of the process, “It’s always a pleasure to work closely with Clancy and Theys on any project, but we were especially honored and humbled to be selected as the roofing contractor for this incredible project that is so close to home. We are proud and excited to be a part of this historic project."
Once the dome was in place, the 11 foot tall, 50 pound cross was prepared to make the trip to the top of the dome. Bishop Michael Burbidge, accompanied by Monsignor David Brockman and Monsignor Gerald Lewis, blessed the cross with holy water before it was lifted to the acme of the cathedral. Two of Campbellesville Industries employees, who fabricated the copper cross, escorted the cross to the top of the embellishment on the dome where it was installed, exactly 170 feet from the ground.
The Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral is planning to open by fall of 2017. It is estimated to serve 2,000 worshippers at a time, a substantial increase from Sacred Heart Cathedral, the only other Cathedral in Raleigh, that seats 320 and provides 11 masses in order to accommodate all worshipers.
Baker Roofing Company is proud to be a part of this historical addition to the Raleigh area and is eager to see the finished project.