Archive For The “Montclair” Category

Upper Montclair – Saint Cassian

By | December 17, 2011

In 1995, St. Cassian replaced its little wooden church with a postmodern building that incorporated traditional elements. The architect utilized stained glass windows and other artifacts from the previous church, including the tabernacle, baptismal font, and sanctuary lamp.

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Montclair – Our Lady of Mount Carmel

By | November 11, 2011

Opened in 1939, this delightful Italian Gothic church calls itself the “Small Parish with a Big Heart.” The open nave, framed by scagliola columns,  allows an unobstructed view of the sanctuary, highlighted by a high altar of light tan Italian marbles. The soft colors of the church enhance the light of the beautiful stained glass […]

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Montclair – Saint Peter Claver

By | November 10, 2011

Born of a group of five African American Catholics seeking a place to worship, St. Peter Claver today has a multicultural congregation including African Americans, Haitians, and Latinos. The church building is a fine example of modern church architecture. It may appear plain to some but the use of brick interior walls provides a chaste […]

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Montclair – Immaculate Conception

By | November 3, 2011

Immaculate Conception church was opened in 1909. The church is a basilica with a long, vaulted porch. The style is early Italian Renaissance. The exterior is finished with granite, light brick and terra cotta trimming, with a roof of red tile. The tall campanile resembles the “La Giralda,” the Moorish tower of the cathedral of […]

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