Church of Our Lady, Festus, Missouri

This new facility accommodates 700 persons in a very wide fan shaped arrangement with sloping floors to create a sense of the assembly gathered around the altar to share the eucharistic meal.

A large east facing clerestory window runs across the top of the church and turns down each side. The window is glazed with subtle stained glass elements to admit an abundance of warm diffuse natural light.

A small daily chapel adjacent to the worship space is provided with a large window into the nave, allowing the room to also serve as a mothers room, brides room and a place for smaller, intimate liturgies. The sanctuary is all oak, including floors, walls and furniture.