Holy Family Baptismal and Flooring

Holy Family
Catholic Church
Baptismal Font and
Church New Flooring
Yakima, Washington

Project Status:
Completed Spring 2013

Contractor:
RJS Construction, Inc.

The new baptismal font was located and designed to provide a ceremonial entry point into Catholicism and the sanctuary of Holy Family Church.  The font provides for semi-immersed baptisms in the large pool as well as traditional infant baptisms in the elevated font.  Adult candidates for baptism enter the font at the east end by stepping into the pool where they are baptized by the celebrant standing along side, after which they are assisted in exiting at the west end and are welcomed into the church.

The font is clad in a combination of granite, natural stone and porcelain tile.  New porcelain tile surrounds the font and extends down the main aisle of the church.  Symbols of the seven sacraments are inlayed in the tile flooring at the font, down the main aisle and on the alter.  The project also included replacement of the sanctuary carpet as well as removal of the secondary foyer doors which allows direct views from the sanctuary seating to the baptismal font.