Lodi – Saint Joseph

By | December 18, 2011

Saint Joseph Parish is in the care of the Adorno Fathers. The postmodern church was opened in 1976.

The structure is semi-circular, with a sweeping curved wall on one side. Inside, the fan-shaped pew layout and the curved sanctuary wall make the altar the focal point of the church. Above the altar there is a figure of the Risen Christ on the sanctuary wall. The baptistry is situated at the entrance of the church. The baptismal font consists of two marble bowls built on a common base. It has constant flowing water and serves as the principal holy water font. The sculptured art work on the font portrays the paschal candle and two groups of parents and children united by flowing waters.

The chapel of the Blessed Sacrament, visible from the main church, serves as a place of private prayer. The windows in the outer wall depict the life of Christ as celebrated in the liturgical year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, and the Feast of Christ the King.

Saint Joseph Building History

1976 -
  • Architect: Gerard J. Oakley
  • Architectural Style: Postmodern
  • Current Status: In use
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