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.

1 comment:

Todd said...

When and where people have been willing to invest the resources, beautiful churches have always been built. Interior plans would be nice to have a peek at.

What you do not state, though, is that St Michael's chose to build a school before its church. That policy was dictated somewhat by the former archbishop, but it remains a sad priority for the post-1945 Catholic Church in North America.