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Since late December, the sanctuary has been lined with scaffolding and plywood that hid from view a major restoration and renovation project, funded by an anonymous donation by a parishioner.

Published: May 24, 2013

The Rev. Luis Henry Agudelo, left, and the Rev. George Richards, of St. Joseph's in Willimantic, discuss the architecture of the Cathedral of St. Patrick as they wait for a rehearsal of an ordination ceremony for the Rev. Brian Maxwell to conclude at the cathedral Friday, May 24, 2013. The Rev. Maxwell will officially be ordained by Bishop Michael Cote on Saturday morning in a ceremony that will also mark the grand re-opening of the cathedral after an extensive restoration.

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