Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Photos of All Saints Church, Saint Peter's Missouri
All Saints Church, in the fast-growing town of Saint Peter's Missouri, in Saint Charles County. It is located about thirty highway miles northwest of downtown Saint Louis.
The church is sited on one of the highest points in Saint Charles County, and can be seen from miles around. It overlooks Interstate 70 and the floodplain of the Mississippi River.
The parish was founded in 1823 and includes a churchyard and school.
According to the archdiocesean web site, this parish has six Sunday morning masses (including one in the gymnasium), which must be a record for the archdiocese.
A view to the altar.
The main altar, decorated for Lent.
The lectern. The evangelists and Our Lord as the Good Shepherd are depicted.
Or is this an ambo? Pulpit? I'm not sure what to call these anymore.
Altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Altar of Saint Joseph. This church lacks a narthex, so a fundraising table is here, next to the main entrance from the parking lot.
The beautifully designed and decorated ceiling.
A view from the choir loft.
A Station of the Cross. "Jesus meets the holy Women."
Statue of Saint Rita of Cascia, patroness of desperate causes. This is in the back of the church, next to the confessionals (which I nelglected to photograph, although they are photoworthy).
One of the stained glass windows.
Parish web site: http://www.allsaints-stpeters.org
Archdiocesan web site: http://www.archstl.org/parishes/362.shtml
7 McMenamy Road
Saint Peters, M0 63376