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Stained-glass sale to feature panels from local churches

More than 200 pieces of stained glass from 12 closed diocesan churches, including several local churches; two convents; and a chapel will be available for sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church, 618 Fullerton Ave. in Whitehall. The parking lot is located on Pershing Boulevard.

The diocese is sponsoring the sale through Beyer Studio of Philadelphia. Proceeds from the sales will be returned to the parishes into which the closed parishes were consolidated or merged.

The glass pieces for sale will range in size from as small as 8 by 11 inches to as large as 24 by 50 inches, and many sizes in between. Many of the stained glass panels are sized to fit in a normal sized residential window with attached hanger so they can easily be hung. Several of the pieces are windows, without religious art, still in their wooden frames making a nice architectural salvage piece for a home or office.

Prices will range from $25 to $700 and are determined by uniqueness, condition and size.

The stained glass pieces were created from stained glass windows that were part of: St. Joseph Convent, Ashland; St. Mauritius Church, Ashland; St. Stanislaus Church, Bethlehem; SS. Cyril & Methodius Church, Coaldale; St. Anthony of Padua Church, Cumbola; St. Joseph Church, Frackville; St. Joseph Church, Girardville; Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Gordon; St. Kieran Church, Heckscherville; Missionaries of Charity Convent, Mahanoy City; St. Kunegunda Church, McAdoo; Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Middleport; Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Minersville; Sacred Heart Church, Nesquehoning; and St. George Church, Shenandoah.

This window will be sold during the stained-glass window sale Saturday at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Whitehall. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
Another window that will be available during the stained-glass window sale. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO