HH Architects developed a Master Plan of facilities in the classic Romanesque style of architecture, communicating back to the origins of the Catholic Church. The facilities consists of a new Sanctuary replacing the existing one that has outlived it’s functionality. This project includes a Narthex, Sacristies, Choir, and other support spaces. An associated large Narthex will face the main thoroughfare and become the formal entry. The Narthex and connector Gallery will provide a link between the two existing parking lots and connect directly to the Existing Parish Hall. Along the new Gallery will be a Nursery area, Contemporary Chapel, and richly landscaped garden and Columbarium. As a statement to the community, a bell tower will be provided to raise awareness of the church’s presence.
The Sanctuary interior will be the focus of the new additions with seating for 1,100 participants and is surrounded by classic arches, vaulted ceilings, reverent statuary, Stations of the Cross and stained glass representing the Mysteries of God. The barrel vaulted ceiling leads the participant’s eye to the Adoration Chapel located directly behind the Altar. The Adoration Chapel is the jewel of the interior and exterior alike and will likewise be surrounded with tall graceful arrow-slit windows ﬁlled with jewel toned stained glass to illuminate the space with color and vibrancy.