Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Photos of Saint Mary's Church, in Fieldon, Illinois

HERE ARE PHOTOS of Saint Mary's Church, in FieldonIllinois. The church is located 1-⅓ miles east of the center of that village, and is approximately 49 highway miles north-by-northwest of downtown Saint Louis, Missouri.

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, in Fieldon, Illinois, USA - exterior

The church is located in western Jersey County, 8 miles west of the county seat of Jerseyville; this area was settled by farmers from the Schwarzwald, or Black Forest region in Germany.

I can't find any history of this church; if any reader would care to share information, I'd be happy to include it.

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, in Fieldon, Illinois, USA - nave

Unusual barrel-vaulted nave.

According to the 2009 diocesan directory, this church has 370 parishioners in 170 families.

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, in Fieldon, Illinois, USA - sanctuary

The church will hold its annual festival on August 15th, 2009, on the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, in Fieldon, Illinois, USA - tabernacle

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, in Fieldon, Illinois, USA - stained glass windows with titles of Mary

The stained glass windows have titles of Our Lady, as found in the Litany of Loreto.

Rosa Mystica — Mystical Rose
Vas Insigne Devotionis — Singular Vessel of Devotion

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, in Fieldon, Illinois, USA - stained glass windows with titles of Mary 2

Fœderis Arca — Ark of the Covenant
Domus Aurea — House of Gold

Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, in Fieldon, Illinois, USA - framed pictures in narthex

On the upper left is a portrait of the Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, and former diocesan priest of Saint Louis.

Mass times
Sunday:  9:00 a.m.
Vigil of Holy Days:  7:00 p.m.

3 comments:

  1. ... Beautiful!
    (But, you have WAY too much fun telling us about Illinois churches/cities that are WEST of downtown St. Louis... :) )

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  2. The stained glass art depicting titles of Our Lady, as found in the Litany of Loreto are absolutely beautiful.
    Can you please post more images?

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