Sponsor a Station

Over the past year there has been significant progress made in bringing these stations back to life. Donate today to help preserve our Cathedral and be a part of her history.

Sponsor a Station

Over the past year there has been significant progress made in bringing these stations back to life. Donate today to help preserve our Cathedral and be a part of her history.

Sponsor a Station

Over the past year there has been significant progress made in bringing these stations back to life. Donate today to help preserve our Cathedral and be a part of her history.

Sponsor a Station

Over the past year there has been significant progress made in bringing these stations back to life. Donate today to help preserve our Cathedral and be a part of her history.

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Stations of the Cross

 

Over the past year there has been significant progress made on bringing these stations back to life. It’s a laborious process but through your support the conservation team, based in Alexandria, have carefully and masterfully started works in restoring these Stations of the Cross back to life. The journey of the first six Stations of the Cross have gone through special stages - each stage requiring unique tools and skills.

Restoration Work

  • The deployment of a scissor lift and a specially designed crane, suitably sized for indoor environments to carry large and heavy items, was needed to gently bring down each station
  • Once safely grounded, the team carefully dismantled the historic paintings from the deteriorated oak frames (which in itself requires preservation), to then be carried away and loaded for delivery to the studio in Alexandria.
  • Upon arrival, the team of conservators examine the stations individually using a suite of innovative techniques and special UV lighting tools to identify extensive damages - such as water damage, torn canvas material, paint discolouration and more.
  • After identifying these damages, the team started to apply a unique blend of chemicals to first remove the thin layer of discoloured paint in preparation for more vibrant paints to be applied. In addition, tools for art restoration were used to remove dust embedded in the canvas fibres, and around the Station’s edges. Mending tools also repaired torn edges.
  • Once completed, the art is carefully placed back into the restored frame and, with the scissor lift and crane, are installed back to the Cathedral walls - gracing parishioners and visitors.

Station Sponsors to be Acknowledged in
St Mary’s Cathedral

To assist in the restorational works of the Stations of the Cross, benefactors are invited to consider sponsoring a Station, perhaps in their family name or in honour of a loved one. Gifts will be acknowledged with benefactors recognised on a special plaque to be installed later next year.

Stations of the Cross

1st Station: Jesus is condemned to death

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

The Scanlon Family

in honour of

Maxwell Vincent Scanlon
Carolyn Patricia Scanlon
Vittorio Visentin
Rina Visentin

2nd Station: Jesus carries His cross

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

The Madden Family

In honour of

Kevin Francis Madden
World War II veteran
Formerly of Ashfield & Mt Victoria

3rd Station: Jesus falls the first time

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

Mr Santo Peter Tripodina
& Mrs Lydia Tripodina

 

In honour of

Loving Parents and Brother
Vincenzo, Teresa & Francesco Tripodina
Bartolo & Leonarda Tesoriero

4th Station: Jesus Meets His Mother

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

David Macintosh AM

In honour of

Mrs Betty Ellen Macintosh
(1930 to 2009)

5th Station: Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus to carry his cross

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

Laura & George Boffa
Maltese Migrants

In loving remembrance of their parents

Erin & Leonilda Serracino-Inglott
Lawrence (BEM) & Gemma Boffa

And in honour of

Malta

6th Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

The Visevic Family

 

In honour of

Ivica Visevic
(1974 to 2016)

7th Station: Jesus falls the second time

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

Catherine & Walter Power

In honour of

Our Parents
Jack and Anna Forrestal
Ned and Ciss Power

8th Station: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

Dr Vaughan Davis

In honour of

The Vaughan and Davis Families

9th Station: Jesus falls a third time

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

The Vietnamese Catholic Community Archdiocese of Sydney.

10th Station: Jesus’ clothes are taken away

Available

To assist in the restorational works of the Stations of the Cross, benefactors are invited to consider sponsoring a Station, perhaps in their family name or in honour of a loved one.

To learn more about sponsoring a station please contact:

Michael Mendieta
Director, Development and Fundraising Office
Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
+ 61 422 259 305
michael.mendieta@sydneycatholic.org

You can also click the link below to sponsor this station today.

11th Station: Jesus is nailed to the cross

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2019 was made possible by the generous support of:

M & E Huie and Family

12th Station: Jesus dies on the cross

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2020 was made possible by the generous support of:

The McIntosh Family

13th Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross

Sponsored

Restoration of this station in 2020 was made possible by the generous support of:

Mrs Colleen McIntosh
Mr David McIntosh

14th Station: Jesus is laid in the tomb

Available

To assist in the restorational works of the Stations of the Cross, benefactors are invited to consider sponsoring a Station, perhaps in their family name or in honour of a loved one.

To learn more about sponsoring a station please contact:

Michael Mendieta
Director, Development and Fundraising Office
Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
+ 61 422 259 305
michael.mendieta@sydneycatholic.org

You can also click the link below to sponsor this station today.