Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Beauty Returns in New Catholic Church
A new church is in the planning stages in Leawood, Kansas which embraces the best of the Catholic tradition and yet is very much a church of today. St. Michael the Archangel Church is being designed by David Meleca of Meleca Architects of Columbus, Ohio in association with liturgical and theological consultant Denis McNamara of the Liturgical Institute at Mundelein Seminary. The new church will seat about 1400 people at maximum occupancy and will provide small chapels for private prayer, a choir loft, a large narthex and an octagonal baptistery. The design is in its final stages of development and groundbreaking is expected in the spring of 2007.