The celebration of a century of worship in Shorewood continues Dec. 1 when St. Robert unveils a new life-size bronze statue.
Bishop Emeritus Richard J. Bishop Sklba will bless the new statue of Saint Robert Of Newminster, the patron saint of the parish, during a special mass at 4:30 p.m. at St. Robert, 2200 E. Capitol Dr.
St. Robert Pastor Rev. Dennis Dirkx offered the statue project to long-time Shorewood resident, parish member and St. Robert School alumnus John A. Balistreri.
Balistreri is an artist, graphics teacher at Messmer High School and operates a fine art gallery located in Ephraim, Door County. Balistreri’s family has lived in Shorewood and has been part of St. Robert Parish for four generations.