Newark – Our Lady of Fatima

By | April 15, 2012

West Orange – Our Lady of Lourdes

By | April 15, 2012

The church is distinguished by a monumental mosaic of Our Lady’s apparition at Lourdes set on the sanctuary wall.

The stained glass windows are interesting in that they chronicle the history of the Catholic Church in the United States. they include

Columbus Landing in the “New World” – 1492

The North American Martyrs – 1646-1649

The California Missions of Juniper Serra – Late 1700s

Bishop John Carroll, first Catholic Bishop in the United States – 1789

St. Elizabeth Seton – Early 1800s

St. John Neumann – Early 1800s

Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley, first bishop of Newark – 1853

John F. Kennedy – Eternal Flame – 1963

Vatican Council II – 1962-1965

 

Roseland – Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament

By | January 20, 2012

Elizabeth – Blessed Sacrament

By | December 22, 2011

Although described as “Contemporary Tudor” by the architect, this church contains Modern and Postmodern elements. The interesting facade is dominated by a large monstrance, the symbol of the Blessed Sacrament, executed in limestone. The main entrance also includes the coat-of-arms of Archbishop Thomas A. Boland plus the two sides of the Medal of Saint Benedict. An aluminum spire is directly over the main altar. The basic exterior building materials are a light Ohio gray brick, Vermont slate for the roof, and Indiana limestone.

The altars, predella, sanctuary, and communion rail are executed in a variety of Italian marbles.

There is an imposing 30-foot wide  mosaic of the Last Supper behind the main altar. It follows the theme of the stained glass windows focusing on the Eucharist.

The polychrome ceramic Stations of the Cross are made of pulverized clay and marble.

Lyndhurst – Saint Michael the Archangel

By | December 18, 2011

Faced with orange spot iron brick with limestone trip, this postmodern church has facade window that recalls the Gothic style.