In recent months, the Reclamation Center has undergone extensive reorganization. One of the fruits of this effort has been the creation of a comprehensive inventory of the items at the Center, made possible through the application and database expertise of Deacon John Stoverink, Co-Coordinator of the Center. Over 2,300 individual items have been photographed and cataloged. All items are tracked as they arrive and when they leave so that we can be good stewards of these Sacred objects. You can browse through some elements of our collection below. There are a few images of some of our large items and a pdf of the current catalog of items. The descriptions include the name of the image, the condition, suggested donation price, and an image is included as well.
Please keep in mind that our collections changes week-to-week, so it is best to contact one of the Center’s Coordinators to determine if an item in which you have interest is still available. There are some uses for a specific item which might be appropriate, and others which might not be suitable. Accordingly, we have designated some items at the Center as “Restricted Use Only.” This means that they are reserved for liturgical use by parishes, religious orders or approved oratories, not for home or personal use. As a general rule, Restricted Use Items may only be claimed by Clergy and Professed Religious. If a lay person is locating and claiming items on behalf of a Parish or other legitimate Catholic institution, we request a letter from the leadership of that organization. Some examples of these are: tabernacles, chalices, prie-dieux, Baptismal fonts, thuribles, large statues, liturgical linens, etc. Please feel free consult with one of the center’s Coordinators for more information.
Category One Items
Larger items and mostly "restricted use only" items. These include our larger items for churchs such as chasubles, statues, Baptismal fonts, altars, pews, large crucifixes and other large church furnishings and sacred items. Below are a few images for those available and a pdf of all the items in this category. Please remember our collections changes week-to-week, so it is best to contact one of the Center’s Coordinators to determine if an item in which you have interest is still available.
Category Two Items
Sacred items that we tend to have more of and can often be "restricted use only" but more readily available and some items may be available for personal use as well. However, keep in mind the goal of the Reclamation Center is to have the items back into uses in Churches, Chapels, Oratories, schools, etc. as our first priority. Examples of these items include Communion cups, patents, candle followers, small crucifixes, small statues, plaques, stoles not with a vestment, albs, liturgical books, cruets, etc. Please remember our collections changes week-to-week, so it is best to contact one of the Center’s Coordinators to determine if an item in which you have interest is still available.
Category Three Items
These items are those items that have been donated that are more for personal use, PSR and School religion programs, office use, and in some cases the home. These items are not photographed, but if you call the Reclamation Center the Coordinators are able to let you know what we might have. Items in this category include rosaries, religious trinkets, non-liturgical books on the saints and other religious topics, prayer books, framed photos, pictures, vases, small religious figurines, and others.