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A couple weeks ago I shot new St. Mary's parish priest Paul Kaech as he performed a Sunday night mass at the 104-year-old McGowan Church. As the priest for St. Mary's, Kaech performs five services a week between the churches in Raymond, Seaview and McGowan. The piece got held for a few weeks due to other more timely things coming up, so I hope he doesn't think we forget about him (it is the lead this week on the Life section). I met Father Kaech last year at Schwingfest, and he was featured in the audio slidehow I put together from that event, providing some history and knowledge of the sport. He's a pretty cool guy and was very welcoming as far as having me in the building for this service.
The idea was to see this new face in this old place — kind of a recurring theme for me this year it seems... The audio slideshow above is culled from about 90 minutes of shooting and a 15 minute interview he gave me afterward. It is certainly not the most sophiscated piece I've ever produced, but I think it works as a portrait sketch of the man and the building and his take on what it means to the congregation. At first I wasn't going to do a multimedia for it, but at the last minute decided to based mostly on the fact that I really like the pictures and wanted to get them out there, even though they are a little one dimensional in terms of telling a story. But hey, sometimes it just works out that way.