Parts of Chippewa Falls Catholic church ceiling falls to reveal Star of David

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – The sky seemed to be falling at a Chippewa Falls church. It turns out, the ceiling revealed a religious symbol, from a different faith.

On August 7, Father Justin Kizewski of Holy Ghost Parish, got a text saying the ceiling above the altar had fallen, revealing the Star of David.

Kizewski said somewhere between the 40s and 60s, the church had taken wallpaper and plastered it over the ceiling to cover up cracks. So, when workers were scraping up the paint on the ceiling during maintenance, the cracks gave way, leaving the hidden ceiling beneath in tact. Kizewski said the Star of David was used as a church decoration in the 1920s, and it could have two meanings.

“So, the Old Testament that all those promises that God made to Abraham and his children forever, as Mary says in the Gospel of Luke, are fulfilled in Jesus Christ and so, they’ve got those promises and their fulfillment here and now, inside the church,” Fr. Kizewski said.

The second meaning could be that the star represents the Father. The building was built in 1927, where Kizewski said the artwork must have came from. The church plans to keep the star up, and may bring in designers and painters to incorporate the star in a trinitarian image of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt

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