The church has a prominent site, and can be seen for quite a distance. The church was originally called Holy Cross; it recently merged with the now-closed Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and so got its current name. This parish was founded in 1864, during the Civil War.
The tour of the church was led by the Very Rev. Mark Ullrich, V.F., who is a dynamic and interesting speaker. Too bad we had to leave the church so soon.
The tall and elaborate spire.
This is actually quite a small church in terms of seating capacity, but its verticality is tremendous.
Another unusual part of the church design is the tall windows, and the exceptionally high ratio of window area to wall area, which made it structurally difficult to build.
A closer view of the high altar.
Choir stall in sanctuary: there is a similar one on the other side.
A better image of one of the stained glass windows. This shows the Wedding at Cana.
A station of the cross: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem.
A large crowd of people followed Jesus, including many women who mourned and lamented him. Jesus turned to them and said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.' At that time people will say to the mountains, 'Fall upon us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!'
REGINA PACIS - Queen of Peace
RADIX JESSE - Root of Jesse
This triptych is one of several in the church. The side-panels represent patron saints of former pastors of the parish, while inscribed here are the names of parishoners who served in World War II. Upon the altar is a Book of Remembrance, and a reliquary.
This triptych has two sets of doors, which can be opened and closed depending on season.
Relic of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Also click this link to see the mystery object that resides in this church
Altar of Saint Joseph.
Triptych of the Eucharistic miracle of Walldürn in Baden.
Paintings and relics of Saints Maria Goretti, Pope Pius X, and Rose Philippine Duchesne.
8115 Church Road
Baden, Missouri 63147
Although an integral part of the City, Baden retains its name for its post office.
Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m.
Saturday Vigil, 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
First Sunday of the Month: one Mass at 10:00 a.m.
Holy Days of obligation, 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
Before Mass on Sunday and by special request.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - Noon