The parish dates from 1956, and this church from 1978. Because of the low camera angle in this photo, you can't see the spire on the church roof.
Warson Woods is a bedroom community of Saint Louis, and its origins date from the mid-20th century. Click here for a history of Warson Woods.
These photos were taken in April.
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"tossed by the waves, she does not sink"
The motto of the City of Paris, of which Sainte Geneviève is patroness.
This is a modern church in its form, but the liturgical art is more traditional and beautifully executed out of fine materials.
Christological mosaic on the front of the altar.
The Lamb of God, a spotless victim, carrying a victory banner, and seated on a book with seven seals. This symbol of the judgment of Christ dates back at least to the 5th century and is inspired by the Apocalypse of Saint John.
Ambo and altar, both finely made.
The tabernacle is on a pedestal with a mosaic of the Sacred Heart, "O Heart of Love"
The communion rail is nicely carved out of stone.
Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
This church uses much attractive decorative stone. This holy water font is made of a green stone, which seems to be often used around here; if any reader can identify it, please let me know!
The stations of the cross are executed in stained glass.
Rose window shows symbols of the four Evangelists.
Exterior of the church. It is simple, but well-made.
TO THE HONOR AND GLORY OF
AND HIS SERVANT
SAINTE GENEVIEVE DU BOIS
JOHN J. CARDINAL CARBERRY
MONSIGNOR GEORGE A. LODES
Statue of Sainte Geneviève (ca. 422 - 512), patroness of Paris. Her feast day is January 3rd. She is shown here as a peasant woman. In her life, she saved Paris from invasion on several occasions through her prayer, hard work, and inspiration to the people.
The "du Bois" in the church name is French for "of the woods", as in Warson Woods, where the church is located. There is another Sainte Geneviève parish in the Archdiocese, located in the town of the same name; that parish dates from 1759.
The school, built in the same style of the church.
Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m., (Vigil): 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m.
Holy Days: 6:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 5:45 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
First Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - Saturday at 7:30 a.m.
1575 North Woodlawn Avenue
Warson Woods, Missouri 63122